Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Familiar Face?!


Steve McCurry, 1985 Afghan girl in refugee camp

Last Sunday, Jim and I drove to Duluth, MN for the express purpose to see the exhibit of 56 colour and black and white photographs highlighting the work of some of National Geographic's most celebrated photographers. The travelling exhibit created by National Geographic and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History was a joy to see! I loved the images and appreciated the fact that photos could be taken in the gallery. If you're in the Duluth/Superior area or within easy driving distance, it's definitely worth viewing.  It will remain on exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute which is located in the old railroad depot, also worth seeing. I found it interesting that the gallery in which the photographs are shown is named after a celebrated and well-known Native American, Chippewa artist George Morrison, who was married to one of my former colleagues Hazel Belvo..  I really should show you some of Morrison's artwork, too.  Stay tuned for more photos which I'll show in the future. To see a video of more remarkable portraits by photographer Steve McCurry, click here!

15 comments:

  1. ce portrait est MAGNIFIQUE, elle a des yeux qui vous transporte dans son monde

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  2. Already to see this portrait is worth the visit!

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  3. This is still one of the more haunting portraits that I have ever seen.

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  4. I think this is one of the truly great photographs ever taken

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  5. This portrait had such a profound effect on me. I have the Phaidon collection of Steve McCurry's Portraits right at my elbow as I sit at my desk along with a dictionary, a thesaurus and a mini-encyclopedia, it's that important a reference for me.

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  6. I well remember this! I look forward to seeing more photos from this exhibit.

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  7. I watched this photographer on a return trip years later to see if he could find this lady. And it was a hard time but in the end he did find her and married mother who did look the same but older. That was sponsored by National Geographic as I recall. I wonder if they had the story at the exhibition?

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  8. Reminds me of an Afghan guy I meet one year ago at the Rotary International convention in Birmingham, England. I convinced him to set up a CDP blog from his city which he did for several weeks until the Taliban came knocking...

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  9. Oh I love the NG portraits. I"ve borrowed a book from a friend titled: "THrough the Lens" I believe. It's NG photos. I need to take the time to sit and read it.

    BTW,our friend is featured on my Paris blog today. :)

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  10. I do remember this photo and the impression it had on me when I first saw it. I'll have to check out the path of this exhibit.

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  11. I've always loved this portrait and so many others that he has taken. Years ago, I bought a book, "Portraits" by Steve McCurry which I treasure. It is getting a bit old looking from all the use it has seen.

    Thank you for the info, yesterday, about the portraits you take. Good advise.

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  12. A wonderful portrait. I bet that was a great exhibition.

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  13. A true classic photo. It will live forever. I havent seen this photo in many years, yet it hit me like a ton of bricks just the same way it did when I first saw it. It still reminds me of my sister. Amazing photo. Thanks.

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  14. I'm heading up there tomorrow for the weekend. Might just have to stop by there.

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  15. famous shot and very striking and it's always great to see it, thanks for sharing the info and ng photos.

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