STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Tuesday, April 1 4 2014, 7:30PM – River Rock Casino Resort
The most famous photo of the National Geographic Magazine the magazine was taken in June 1984 by Steve McCurry. McCurry was visiting the sprawling refugee camps along the Afghan-Pakistan border, and he chose a student around 12 years in a refugee camp of Nasir Bagh (in Peshawar, Pakistan). Award winning photographer Steve McCurry has been a one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name. Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Philippines, Africa… Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and another of film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.