Sunday, June 8, 2008
yesterday i was updating the "Events" page on our website (http://www.uaetouristlinks.com/) and i found out there is an exhibition going on in Sharjah which has not been widely promoted (as they usually do...) till now.
and it's nothing less but an exhibition of pictures by Steve McCurry, one of the most famous photograpers on earth, mostrly known for his coverage of Afghanistan and for some beautiful works he did in Tibet, India and Nepal for National Geographic magazine.
i'm sure that when you will look at the picture below, you will recognize his work!
now McCurry is covering Afghanistan again (where he established Imagine Asia, an educational project together with some NGOs) and on February issue of National Geographic magazine there was a beautiful reportage he made with Phil Zabriskie among Hazara students in Bamyan (here). of course after reading The Kite Runner the whole world is now interested in Afghanistan and everybody know who the Hazaras are, but CHAPEAU! to someone like Steve McCurry who risks his life daily to let us know more about one of the unknown (and beautiful) countries in the world... even without the advertising of Sharjah Museums Authority!