(Miami, FL -- November 12, 2019) Silversea collaborator and world-renowned photographer, Steve McCurry was inducted into the prestigious International Photography Hall of Fame on November 1, 2019. Presented at an awards ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, the accolade is among the most momentous milestones reachable by a photographer and commends a lifetime of achievement for the legendary artist.
Silversea Cruises proudly congratulates McCurry on his accomplishment. Since the launch of the global creative collaboration in 2017, the photographer has undertaken no fewer than 25 immersive journeys with Silversea, capturing more than 500 images of intriguing cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and unique moments around the world.
Commenting on his latest accolade, McCurry says: "It is an honor to have my work recognized by such an important organization as the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, which strives to preserve and share the art of photography. Whenever I travel, I am driven to look for unique moments, to capture the expression of the individual human experience. My travels with Silversea have enabled me to do exactly this; together, we’ve journeyed deep into many destinations around the world.”
Among the many places his travels with Silversea have taken him, McCurry counts the Galapagos as his favorite, describing the remote archipelago as "a time capsule and an inspiring place." He says that to be able to explore the Galapagos Islands on a ship the same way Darwin did "was a childhood dream that came true."
Other destinations visited by McCurry with Silversea include Mongolia, Svalbard, Papua New Guinea, Bhutan, Kolkata, Russia, Jordan and Vietnam, to name a few.
When asked about his process for taking meaningful pictures of a culture without intruding, McCurry explained: "the best way to capture the essence of a culture is to treat people with respect. Establish a friendly smile. Most people like to be photographed. You need to make them comfortable around you, with humor."
"We are thrilled to learn of Steve’s induction into the International Photography Hall of Fame, and we congratulate him on this outstanding career milestone,” says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer. “A curious traveler with an insatiable passion for discovering the authentic beauty of the world, Steve McCurry is the perfect ambassador for our cruise line. Our guests share Steve’s desire for complete immersion into destinations, experiences and moments. The results of our pioneering collaboration are exceptional: his images not only take travelers on a journey, but they changes us forever.”
Silversea Cruises also congratulates the seven other photographers who were inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in 2019: Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Ralph Gibson, Mary Ellen Mark, Paul Nicklen, Olivia Parker, and Tony Vaccaro.
To follow Steve McCurry’s travels with Silversea, and view behind-the-scenes videos, visit Discover, the cruise line’s deep travel blog: https://discover.silversea.com/category/steve-mccurry/
Download related images and an exclusive Q&A with Steve McCurry: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lpodf61z0wa1r49/AAA4ktKENdT9K1HZa7ZlCEXxa?dl=0
About Steve McCurry
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. 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 made him the natural choice when Silversea sought a global creative collaborator in 2017. His unique mission would be to chronicle Silversea's immersive travel experiences, with a focus on revealing the world's beauty and fragility. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. These include the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Award, and four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest.
Silversea Cruises, in which Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio serves as Executive Chairman, is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, and Silver Cloud, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of five new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Moon, Silver Dawn, Silver Origin, and two Evolution-class ships. Browse Silversea's new blog Discover and subscribe to receive the latest content directly into your inbox.
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