Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A common faith - Steve McCurry's Travel to the Muslim World


Event : A Common Faith: Steve McCurry’s Travels through the Muslim World
Date : 7 January 2010 - 8 April 2010
Category : Exhibition

People are what motivate Steve McCurry. His religious views have seldom been recorded but the faith that has surrounded him on his journeys is Islam. McCurry rarely gets close to the outwardly religious lives of Muslims. What we see is the less formalised expressions of devotion, such as a brick maker at prayer surrounded by his dusty production line. The backdrops do not conform to the usual images of Islam, nor do the subjects. Seldom are they just ‘a Muslim’; they are always people, individuals going about their lives, typically in difficult situations. Although the shadow of war and adversity hangs over much of McCurry’s work, his views are far from hopeless. Most provide an uplifting insight into lives that are beset with problems and yet are normal for those living them. The resilience of the human spirit can be seen everywhere, as can the transcendent beauty of nature

7 January 2010
Exhibition Launch & Public Talk
Venue: Auditorium, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Time: 3.00pm
The public are invited to participate in the Public Talk by Steve McCurry. Please RSVP your seats by 4 January 2010, please write in to education@iamm.org.my or contact 2270 5101 /5103 /5111 to reserve your seats.

8 January 2010
Steve McCurry Masterclass - Photography Workshop
Venue: Education Workshop, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Two sessions, time: 10.00am - 1.00pm OR 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Capacity: 50 pax per class
Fee: RM 200.00
To participate, please send an email to stevemccurryclass@iamm.org.my latest by 2 January 2010. First come, first served.

These events are presented by the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in association with Epson.

Source: www.iamm.org.my

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