You many not know his name, but chances are you know his photos.
For decades, photojournalist Steve McCurry has been traveling the world to document the human experience in all its beauty, chaos, diversity and struggle — a mission to which he remains committed.
Many of his magazine photos have become iconic, such as “Afghan Girl” (National Geographic, June 1985), with stunning, penetrating eyes who he photographed in a refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. That image was subsequently named as “the most recognized photograph” in the history of National Geographic and has been frequently used on Amnesty International brochures, posters and calendars.
In celebration of his life’s work, Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich has mounted a 30-year retrospective that runs through May 6. On Thursday, April 18, the gallery will host an evening public reception for McCurry.
Cavalier Galleries is at 405 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Reception: Thursday, April 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Free. www.cavaliergalleries.com; 203-869-3664.
NOTE: FOR A full interview with the photographer, see Sunday’s Pulse, April 21.