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A photography masterclass with Steve McCurry
Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT)
Internationally recognized as one of the finest image-makers of a generation, Steve McCurry began his extraordinary career over thirty years ago, smuggled into Afghanistan to cover the civil war. A recipient of the Robert Capa Gold Medal and an unprecedented four World Press Photo first prizes in a single year; many of McCurry’s images have since become modern icons.
To coincide with the launch of his new book, The Iconic Photographs, published by Phaidon Press this autumn, Steve McCurry will be discussing his craft for one exclusive evening, only with the Guardian. Through a mixture of presentation, interview and Q&A, he will offer insight into photojournalism and capturing the iconic image.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear first-hand from the master of evocative colour photography and get to grips with his techniques. Beautiful, uplifting and affecting, McCurry's images present fascinating stories of human experience.
Various ticket offers available, including a copy of the book (more details online).
The Iconic Photographs, Phaidon Press, £39.95
Date: Saturday 1 December 2012
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Single ticket £29.95
Single ticket plus book £49.95
Two tickets plus book £75
Ticket allocations are limited.
Steve McCurry (b.1950) launched his career as a photojournalist when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into Afghanistan over twenty years ago. His remarkable coverage won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal, which is awarded to photographers who exhibit exceptional courage and enterprise. Famous also for his work in Southeast Asia, McCurry’s photographs are beautiful, uplifting and affecting. McCurry is a regular contributor to many international journals including National Geographic magazine. He is a member of Magnum Photos.
Sean O'Hagan writes about photography for the Guardian and Observer and is the winner of the 2011 J Dudley Johnston award from the Royal Photographic Society for 'major achievement in the field of photographic criticism'.
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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.