Date: Mon, 16th Mar – Thurs, 16th Apr 2015
Duration: 1 month 2 days
Category: Arts / Culture / Theatre
In partnership with The Empty Quarter gallery, the American photographer is launching his latest exhibition ‘7 Princesses’. The exhibit showcases McCurry’s work in the country last November, when he photographed 20 local women throughout the seven emirates.
He planned to collaborate between the UAE and international cultures and has presented a unique and innovative point of view regarding the role of women within the Emirati society. Each photo is designed to replicate the ‘crucial roles of the modern-day, lively and self-motivated Emirati woman’.
“Steve McCurry is one of our muses in photography, he is the king of light. I am delighted to work with him on this project because he has his own unique way to tell stories and bring images alive. This project will give all cultures a chance to explore and understand the enlightenment of Emirati women through these images,” says Safa Al Hamed, Managing Partner of The Empty Quarter. “Our vision is to create a centre of photography. We want to promote photographers both in the Middle East and internationally.”
7 Princesses is the very first collaborative exhibition between Steve McCurry and The Empty Quarter and his second solo show with the gallery.
“I’ve been working with The Empty Quarter for a number of years and find them to be not only one of the best galleries in the Middle East, but also in the world. Photographing the seven Emirates for 7 Princesses, I was very intrigued and thought this would be a great new adventure and experience. I look forward to launching this very unique project with these incredibly accomplished women, from all of the seven Emirates,” says photographer Steve McCurry.
Steve McCurry has been one of the most well-known personalities in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, McCurry has created unforgettable images over six continents and numerous countries.
His body of work covers battles, endangered cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet continuing to retain the human element that made his eminent image of the Afghan Girl such a dominant image.
McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest amongst many others.
The Empty Quarter Gallery
Gate Village 02
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: + 971 4 323 1210
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