Discover Steve Mc Curry’s photographs at ‘La Sucrière’ – until 26/05/2019
Steve McCurry is among those iconic photographers whose work you may know without realising it. Do you remember the famous photograph of the “Afghan Girl” with green eyes that appeared on the cover of National Geographic? That was one of his.
This American photojournalist, who has been a member of the Magnum cooperative since 1985, has covered many war zones and photographed many countries, capturing portraits of their inhabitants or colourful street scenes.
The exhibition begins with black and white shots taken during his first trip to Afghanistan in the 1980s, where, after crossing the border in disguise, he followed a group of mujahideen.
From India to China, Kuwait and Sri Lanka, 200 large-format photographs tell the story of his 35-year career, each evoking in its own way the story of people in their daily lives. With fleeting scenes and evocative portraits in which subjects lay themselves bare, Steve McCurry lifts the veil on humanity.
In addition, the photographer offers visitors a deeper understanding of his work as he tells the stories behind his photographs in the audio-guide.
Like an invitation to travel, this exhibition encourage us to explore life elsewhere in all of its rich diversity.
Children participating in the 2017 Universal Children’s Day celebration hold signs calling for peace. UNICEF invited children from around the world to take “take over” key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted. UN Photo/Manuel Elias
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
22 students from 4 different countries will be with us soon (May 2nd- May 8th). We will be working on Human Rights, in regards to immigrants and refugees. The Erasmus + team is working hard to prepare the mobility to France and are learning about the issue of recent immigration to Europe. The CIMADE was present Wednesday March 21st and the students were congratulated for their exemplary behaviour and open mindedness!