Animals by Steve McCurry
- 04 May 2019 - 06 October 2019
Closed on mondays
Free entry for children under 18 years.
Cumulative ticket with the exhibition “Lucio Fontana: His long shadow, the traces not painted” in the Regional Archaeological Museum of Aosta from 13th April to 22nd September 2019: 10 Euro, 6 Euro (reduced).
The theme of animals in Steve McCurry’s photographic stories appears in 1991, when he enters Kuwait at the end of the Gulf War. Saddam Hussein, in retreat, orders to burn more than six hundred oil wells scattered throughout the country causing a great ecological disaster; Steve McCurry documents the consequences on the animal genus of that demonstration of human wickedness.
His images are memorable, like the camels on the flaming horizon or the shots dedicated to the migratory fauna, including the famous red-eyed bird completely submerged by oil. McCurry’s photographs go around the world and win the World Press Photo in 1992 for the fifth time. Even today, these images are published by the world press when it deals with topics related to the preservation of the planet.
Dramatic shots, such as those of the Gulf War, alternate with poetic images, interactions with man, hilarious portraits of remote ethnic groups but also wild animals, or others allowing human survival, exploited to counteract misery.