Chris Beetles Fine Photographs Gallery London | photographs for sale

Chris Beetles Fine Photographs proudly presents

Steve McCurry

7-24 September 2011

First major London exhibition for one of the world’s most respected and sought-after photographers

Including the famous, ‘Afghan Girl’, and 35 other prints for sale

The Exhibition is now viewable online at

Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, London’s foremost photography gallery, is delighted to announce a major exhibition of work by Steve McCurry, one of the most influential photographers alive today. Taking inspiration from Henri Cartier-Bresson, McCurry has continued in the same spirit of intrepid and striking photojournalism, making it his own through his singular use of colour. He has been a prominent member of Magnum Photos since 1986.

McCurry’s uncanny ability to capture ‘the decisive moment’ has meant that he is sought-after by many international publications. One particular cover for National Geographic Magazine has become perhaps the world’s most recognisable photograph – his ‘Afghan Girl’, a portrait of an unidentified refugee taken in 1984.

He has found inspiration and wonder in many places, plucking exquisite, richly-coloured images out of split-second moments from Tokyo to Havana. However, nowhere has provided him with so much material as South Asia – a place McCurry has visited over 70 times. In particular, our exhibition will feature a large number of his vibrant and enchanting images of the Indian Subcontinent, from the Holi Festival in Rajasthan to the monsoon rains that engulf Calcutta. Also featured will be McCurry’s images of Cambodia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Kuwait, Cuba and many other countries that have caught his ceaselessly inquisitive eye.

A wonderful, fully illustrated, 60 page colour catalogue, including an interview with Steve McCurry, is available from the gallery now. Priced at £10 plus p&p (£2 UK, £2.50 EU, £5 rest of the world), you can order it directly from the gallery using the contact details below.

I very much hope that you can visit the show, it promises to be one of the most engaging photography exhibitions in London this autumn.

Best wishes,

Giles Huxley-Parlour
Chris Beetles Fine Photographs
3-5 Swallow St

020 7434 4319