To all those heading to Rome before the 29th–hurry, it’s ending soon! MACRO Testaccio, the modern art museum of Rome in Testaccio, is finishing up it’s Steve McCurry exhibition.
Who is Steve McCurry? One of my favorite photographers. Need another hint? He took the picture of the Afghan girl for National Geographic. He still goes around the world, taking war photos and stunning photographs.
For the past few months, MACRO has had his exhibition up, and I went to see it yesterday. It was probably one of the best-put-together exhibitions I have had the pleasure of seeing. The photos weren’t the originals, but the presentation and the content were simply amazing. I nearly cried at a few of them. He manages to capture both human joy and suffering in equal measure, and ever photograph is incredibly vivid. To think that this exhibition has been in my neighborhood and I’ve only seen it once is a shame.
I encourage you all to go look at some of his photographs if you can’t fly out to Rome tomorrow. I’d post some of the pictures I took, but I think that falls under copy right infringement.
Steve McCurry is one of my favorite photographers not only because of the beauty of his works, but because of the stories behind them. He is probably one of the reasons that I love travelling so much; the stories I’d read about his photos–stunning landscapes and portraits–made me think that they were beautiful, and the stories made me realize I had to see it for myself.
Even though I couldn’t make it to the museum for Cutura della Settimana, it was worth it. One MACRO ticket: 10 euro. One photobook: 10 euro. The experience: priceless.