01 October 2014
Society news, Publications
Previously unseen images from one of the world’s leading photojournalists, Steve McCurry HonFRPS, have been published for the first time in The Royal Photographic Society’s RPS Journal. McCurry was awarded The Society’s Centenary Medal, its highest honour for photographers, at a special ceremony in London last month. The award recognises a sustained and significant contribution to the art of photography.
McCurry’s images show scenes from Myanmar, China, Turkey and Ethiopia and accompany an in-depth interview with Steve McCurry in the October issue of The RPS Journal, which goes out exclusively to Royal Photographic Society members.
McCurry is an American photojournalist best known for his photograph ‘Afghan Girl’ which originally appeared in National Geographic magazine. His career has spanned over 30 years, covering armed conflicts as well as everyday moments of humanity. His work has been widely exhibited and published in magazines and books. McCurry said of his recent Centenary Medal, ‘It’s an honour to have this vote of confidence from The Royal Photographic Society, a distinguished organisation with one of the great photography collections in the world.’
Speaking about the featured, RPS Journal editor Clare Harris said: ‘It’s a privilege to carry these previously unseen images from Centenary Medal-winner Steve McCurry in The RPS Journal, the world’s oldest photography publication. McCurry’s work is an inspiration to our readers, so we’re pleased to be able to offer them the first view of these stunning images.’
The Society’s Director-General Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS commented: ‘McCurry rightly has an unrivalled reputation as a humanitarian photographer and The Society welcomes the opportunity to show his work to its membership.’
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Notes to Editors
The RPS Journal is the world oldest photography publication first appearing in March 1853 and it has been published continuously ever since. It is mailed directly to Royal Photographic Society members each month. Membership of the Society is open to all. Find out more at www.rps.org @The_RPS
Steve McCurry is an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society. He was awarded The Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal at its 2014 annual awards ceremony, kindly supported by The Macallan. See more of his work at www.stevemccurry.com @McCurryStudios