Northern Europe by Steve McCurry
Envisage windswept moors, craggy coastlines and millennia of culture and you’d probably be picturing Northern Europe. Add to that one master photographer, legendary hospitality and swathes of natural beauty, and you have a recipe for fantastic photography!
As part of Silversea’s quest to send Steve McCurry on a planet-wide journey, the iconic photographer delved into the very depths of Northern Europe and cast his well-trained lens on the region. From the green fields of Ireland to the legends and lore of Norway, only a talent such as Steve’s could capture the culture and charisma with so much elegance.
McCurry’s mini-odyssey began in Dublin, where the music, cheer and Guinness flowed freely. It was then on to Belfast for McCurry, before he traveled across the North Sea to embrace his inner Viking in Denmark and Norway. It wasn’t all work and no play for our maestro, however—the famous Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen provided some much needed R&R from a very intensive travel schedule.
Master of seizing the unguarded moment, Steve McCurry once again defends his title of “world’s greatest living photographer” in this superb body of work. From the energy of the iconic bicycles in the city to the fjords cloaked in cloud, the poetry and panache of each images stands alone.
Capturing the Authentic Beauty of the World
Steve McCurry needs no introduction. He is most probably the greatest living photographer today. His iconic “Afghan Girl” image has captured the hearts and minds of thousands – the eloquence of her haunted expression, telling the world of her fate through her vivid green eyes – is simply stupendous.
So, when considering our new direction, Steve was a natural choice for us. He is a born storyteller with the soul of an explorer. His unique ability to capture what is left of the authentic beauty and truth in the world and express it with clarity and emotion is just brilliant. A McCurry image not only takes you on a journey, it inspires you to travel the world.
To learn more about the partnership between Steve McCurry and Silversea visit: www.steveandsilversea.com
Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.
McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Award, and four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest.