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The other day, my art enthusiast friend Miru shared this breath-taking picture with me: 

Fishermen, Weligama, South coast, Sri Lanka, 1995 / Photo taken by Steve McCurry

Needless to say, I was immediately struck by the power and raw beauty of the image. I had to know more about what I was seeing. So I dug around a little bit and found out that the photo was of fishermen fishing in the waters of Weligama, on the South coast of Sri Lanka, in 1995. The image was captured by famous photographer Steve McCurry and not long after, I founded myself on his Facebook page. It was here that I learned that an exhibit of McCurry's work had recently opened at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs in London. The exhibition, titled simply Steve McCurry - India, "is a celebration of McCurry's most outstanding Indian photographs, the first time that such a collection has been curated." We at NYIP would like to encourage any of our readers who will be in or around London during the exhibition's dates to go and experience some of this man's wonderful work in person.

• What: “Steve McCurry - India” 

• When: Opened Tuesday and continues through February 9th 

• Where: Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE

• Admission: Free

• Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday

• Info: 020 7434 4319/

For those of you unable to attend, I have created a slideshow to showcase some of the awe-inspiring images that will be on display. Enjoy!  


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