Steve McCurry Exhibition
Acclaimed photojournalist Steve McCurry, exhibits over eighty images that span a remarkable twenty year career, in the Gallery opposite the Museim. His most famous photo was the renowned portrait “Afghan Girl”.
Steve McCurry is recognised as one of the world’s finest photographers. The iconic image of the young green-eyed girl appeared for the first time on the cover of National Geographic in June 1985, instantly becoming a symbol both of the Afghan conflict and of the refugee situation worldwide.
Many of McCurry’s later photographs have also become modern icons, each with a story to tell. An extensive traveller, his work has encompassed Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Tibet and Yemen, amongst others. Best known for his evocative colour images, his compelling photographs are unique street portraits that reveal the universality of the human condition, finding the beautiful in daily experiences. McCurry’s skill lies in blending in, waiting for the unguarded moment when he can capture stories of the human experience in its rawest form.
For 17 years the identity of the Afghan girl remained a mystery, despite McCurry’s attempts to locate her. In January 2002, a National Geographic team travelled to Afghanistan and using biometric technology matched her iris patterns to those of the photograph. Her identity was revealed as Sharbat Gula, and the remarkable story was the subject of a television documentary, entitled Search for the Afghan Girl, to be released on DVD to coincide with the exhibition.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Birmingham Wheels Raceway
From March to November Birmingham Wheels's 330metre asphalt oval plays host to a variety of different racing formulas including bangers, hot rods, stock cars and oval legends to name a few.
Racing takes place pretty much every other Saturday evening (confirm dates on the website fixtures page) with practice sesions on Wednesday evenings (6.30pm-9.30pm). Meetings on Saturday evening generally start at 6pm/6.30pm.
Admission prices for the Saturday race meeting vary, generally £11 Adult, £5 Children/Senior Citizens, £29 Family Ticket which admits 2 adults and up to 3 children. Occasionally the price is slightly more than this which is regulated by some of the racing organisations. You can confirm admission charges by calling the office number below.
There is plenty of free parking available.Related to:
- Family Travel
National Exhibition Centre
National Sea Life Centre
Edgbaston, the ground of Warwickshire County Cricket Club
WHEN YOU ARE STAYING IN...
WHEN YOU ARE STAYING IN ANGLESEY, THEN VISIT
BEAUMARIS/CAERNARFON/CONWY FOR ITS CASTLE, AND BANGOR/CHESTER FOR SHOPPING.
IF YOU ARE A FAMILY WITH CHILDREN(AND PLENTY OF
MONEY) VISIT THEN RHYL. A GREAT SEASIDE TOWN
WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF AMUSEMENTS.
IF YOU ARE WITHOUT CHILDREN AND WANT TO VISIT A SEASIDE TOWN, THEN GO TO EITHER LLANDUDNO OR ABERYSTWYTH(MORE QUIET)
UNIQUE FOR ME IS THE POSSIBILITY TO MAKE LONG WALKS
OVER THE CLIFFS AND HILLS.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LITTLE TRAINS THEN IT IS HERE FOR YOUR TASTE AS WELL. THERE IS EVEN ONE GOING
TO THE TOP OF THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN WALES(SNOWDON).
QUITE EXPENSICE THOUGH, ESPECIALLY FOR A FAMILY WITH CHILDREN.Related to:
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