India has fascinated and intrigued photographer Steve McCurry for more than three decades. His indelible images of the sprawling, complex, chaotic AND beautiful country are now on view at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in an exhibition titled "Steve McCurry: India," in partnership with the International Center of Photography (ICP), and published in a new book by Phaidon, "India." The career retrospective, with many previously unseen photos, is on display November 18, 2015 -- April 4, 2016.
In reflecting on what draws him to India, McCurry says,"There is such an extreme range of class; rich and poor; old and new, sacred and secular. There are people living with the newest of modern amenities and luxuries, living right next to families existing in what many would consider primitive conditions. There are Hindus and Muslims, Sikhs and Jains, Christians and Buddhists, all living amongst one another."
Steve McCurry's "India," published by Phaidon, is a new portfolio of 150 lushly colored images of people, places and events across the Indian subcontinent, including the Ganesh festival on Chowpatty beach in Mumbai, the Kolkata railway station at dawn, the streets of Old Delhi, as well as the mass Hindu pilgrimage known as the Kumbh Mela.
The retrospective of McCurry's India photography, spanning three decades of work, is on exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art from November 18, 2015 -- April 4, 2016.