“Afghanistan's Children: the Next Generation” Photo Exhibit Comes to Madison
December 12, 2006 — “Afghanistan's Children: the Next Generation,” an international photographic exhibition, will come to the library at the College at Florham of Fairleigh Dickinson University on January 2 and run through February 28. The work of world-renowned photographer Steve McCurry will be on exhibit, accompanied by quotations from “Coming of Age in a Globalized World: the Next Generation” by Fairleigh Dickinson University president Dr. J. Michael Adams and Angelo Carfagna.
The exhibit, which was viewed by tens of thousands at the United Nations this November, shows the world the face of Afghanistan today through its children, showcasing 18 McCurry photographs.
Universally recognized as one of today’s finest image- makers, McCurry is perhaps best known for his photograph of the green-eyed Afghan girl featured on a 1985 cover of National Geographic. He has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including the Iran-Iraq war, the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, and continuing coverage of Afghanistan. McCurry’s work has been featured in every major magazine in the world and his coverage of Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, an award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise.
A high point in his career was the rediscovery of the previously unidentified Afghan refugee girl that many describe as the most recognizable photograph in the world today. After almost two decades, McCurry was able to locate Sharbat Gula. His foundation, ImagineAsia, helps children in rural Asian communities by addressing fundamental education and health- care needs.
The exhibit can be viewed during library hours. From Jan. 2- Jan. 22, Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday closed; Sunday 12 noon-6 p.m. Beginning Jan. 22, Monday- Thursday 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m.–10 p.m. The Library is closed Jan. 15, 21, and 22. For more information, call 973-443-8515.
IMAGE AVAILABLE: The image we can supply is McCurry’s famous “Afghan Girl”.