Afghanistan Revealed: Hun School Exhibits Work of Renowned Photographer Steve McCurry
The Hun School of Princeton is exhibiting more than thirty photos of Afghanistan by world-famous photographer Steve McCurry until June 12th in the Wilf Family Global Commons.
Afghanistan Revealed: Photographs by Steve McCurry, includes one of the most recognized images in the world, Afghan Girl. The photo, of a girl with striking green eyes and a red head scarf, was on the cover of National Geographic in 1985 during the Soviet-Afghan War. The exhibit is part of The Hun School’s Global Engagement program, which seeks to develop, through experiences in and out of the classroom, culturally proficient students who celebrate diversity and become globally engaged citizens.
Mr. McCurry (see his website here) has spent 35 years photographing Afghanistan. Just before the Soviet invasion in 1979, he dressed as an Afghan to enter the country and left the country with rolls of film sewn into his robes. His work there won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, an award for photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise. Mr. McCurry has put a human face on conflict across the globe, from Cambodia to Kuwait. His work has appeared in Time, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Paris Match, and many other books and magazines.
The exhibit’s hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or by appointment. (Contact Hun School Director of Global Engagement Pauline McKean at (609) 921-7600, ext. 2308.)
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.