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  • More than
    100 photos
  • Discover the story
    behind the photos
  • Award-winning works
An Extraordinary Photography Exhibition - Steve McCurry ICONS in Lisbon: A Photography Exhibit

An Extraordinary Photography Exhibition

With more than 100 large-format photographs, ICONS is one of the most complete retrospectives of the career of Steve McCurry, one of the main international figures in the world of photography in the last 30 years.

REVIEWS

  • Jo C.

    It was an incredible exhibition. Steve captures the people and places with a unique gift. The whole exhibition is an experience not to be missed.

  • Roxana B.

    Really loved this exhibit. Steve's work is incredible.

  • Cathy H.

    Incredible exhibit. An amazing collection of McCurry's work over decades.

  • Deepthi S.

    Once in a lifetime experience. It was truly memorable for me!

Admire the Impressive Collection

Delve into the world of the renowned and intrepid photographer. His work encompasses conflict, cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture, but always retaining the human element that made his famous photograph of the Afghan girl such a powerful image.
Admire the Impressive Collection - Steve McCurry ICONS in Lisbon: A Photography Exhibit

Award-winning Photographer

Learn about the inspiration, life and work of Steve McCurry who has been recognised with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal or the National Press Photographers Award.
Award-winning Photographer - Steve McCurry ICONS in Lisbon: A Photography Exhibit
  • 2012

    • Pictures of the Year International Book Award for The Iconic Photographs
    • Recipient of Humanity in the Arts Peace Award
  • 2011

    • Prix LiberPress, Girona, Spain
    • Leica Hall of Fame Award, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2009

    • Abrogino D’Oro, Milan, Italy
  • 2006

    • Lowell Thomas GOLD
    • National Press Photographers Association 1st Place, Buddha Rising, National Geographic
    • Honorary Fellowship, New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP)
  • 2005

    • Honorary Fellowship, The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, London
    • Photographic Society of America Photojournalism Division-International Understanding
  • 2003

    • International Photography Awards, CA, the Lucie Award for Photojournalism
    • Distinguished Alumni Award, Pennsylvania State University, PA
    • Co-recipient of the NY Film Festival Gold for documentary, “Afghan Girl: Found
  • 2002

    • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, College of Creative Studies, University of California
    • Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
    • Photographer of the Year, PMDA Professional Photographer Award
  • 2002

    • Photographer of the Year, American Photo Magazine
    • United Nations International Photographic Council: Special Recognition Award
    • French Art Directors Association, Award of Excellence for “Women of Afghanistan”
  • 2001

    • Photography Annual, Communication Arts Award of Excellence, Book Series, South SouthEast
  • 2000

    • Picture of the Year Competition
    • Book of the Year, South SouthEast
    • Magazine Feature Picture Award of Excellence: ‘Women in Field, Yemen’
  • 1999

    • Pennsylvania State University, PA, Lifetime Fellow Award
  • 1998

    • Life Magazine: ‘The Eisenstaedt Awards’ – Our World Photo Winner, ‘Red Boy’
    • Life Magazine: ‘The Eisenstaedt Awards’ – Our World Essay Finalist, ‘India’
    • Picture of the Year Competition, Award of Excellence, Portraits: ‘Red Boy’
  • 1998

    • SAJA, Southern Asian Journalistic Award, Outstanding Special Project
    • National Geographic Story, India: 50 Years of Independence
    • SAJA, Southern Asian Journalistic Award, Outstanding Photograph: ‘Red Boy’
  • 1997

    • Picture of the Year Competition
    • Magazine Feature Picture Award of Excellence: ‘Fishermen’
  • 1996

    • Picture of the Year Competition
    • Magazine Feature Picture Story Award: ‘Beggar’
    • Magazine Feature Picture Story Award: ‘Burma: The Richest of the Poor Countries’
  • 1994

    • Pennsylvania State University, Arts and Architecture Distinguished Alumni Award
  • 1993

    • National Press Photographers Association, Award of Excellence for ‘Rubble of War’
  • 1992

    • Oliver Rebbot Memorial Award, Overseas Press Club
    • Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad on Gulf War Coverage
    • Picture of the Year Competition
    • Magazine Feature Picture Award of Excellence: ‘Fiery Aliens’
  • 1992

    • First Place, Magazine Science Award: ‘Camels under a Blackened Sky’ First Place, Gulf War News Story: ‘Kuwait: After the Storm’
    • World Press Photo Competition
  • 1992

    • First Place, Nature and Environment: ‘Oil-Stricken Bird’
    • Kuwait First Place, General News Stories: ‘Kuwait after the Storm’ Children’s Award: ‘Camels under a Blackened Sky’
  • 1990

    • Award of Excellence, White House News Photographers Association, ‘Spanish Gypsy’
  • 1987

    • Medal of Honor, Philippines, for coverage of the 1986 Philippine Revolution
  • 1986

    • Oliver Rebbot Memorial Award, Overseas Press Club
    • Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad for work done in the Philippines
  • 1985

    • Oliver Rebbot Award Citation: ‘Monsoons’ and ‘The New Faces of Baghdad’
  • 1984

    • World Press Competition, Four First Prize First place, Nature and Nature First place, Daily Life and Daily Life Series
    • National Press Photographers Association: Magazine Photographer of the Year
  • 1980

    • Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, for coverage of the war in Afghanistan for Time Magazine
  • 2020

    • Cherry Kearton Medal, Royal Geographical Society (con IBG), London, England
  • 2018

    • Colombe d’oro per la Pace Award, Istituto Di Ricerche Internazionali Archivio Disarmo, Bologna, Italy
    • Liberatum Cultural Honour award, Liberatum, New Delhi, India
  • 2016

    • Epica Bronze Award for Valentino SS16 Campaign
    • Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the Year, 21st Editions, Humanity, New York, NY
    • Clio Award for Valentino SS16 (4), Rome, Italy
  • 2016

    • International Award of Photography, Centro Di Ricerca E Archiviazione Della Fotografia, Spilimbergo, Pordenone, Italy
    • Honorary Doctorate and Honorary Professorship, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 2014

    • Hamdan International Photography Award, Dubai, UAE
  • 2013

    • Appointed Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, France

Practical Info

  1. Date: From 23rd September
  2. Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (the exhibition closes at 9 p.m.)
  3. Duration: Approx. 1 hour
  4. Location: Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon
  5. Age requirement: All ages are welcome. Free entry for children under 4
  6. Accessibility: This experience is wheelchair accessible
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Av. da Índia, 1300-598, Lisboa.
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