Near Vejle Fjord, Denmark. November 2015.
Today is the last autumn day according to the calendar…….
Vejle Fjord, Denmark. November 2015.
Sunday we got the first frost and Much!) snow in most of Denmark..
Many were surprised in my part of the country: The meteorologists had only predicted snow in the eastern parts of the country. Monday everyone struggled with the snow. Tuesday – today – it was all gone again – leaving only rain – much rain!
Panorama over the landscape, where you will find Petra. But it’s well well camouflaged……
Steve McCurry‘s iconic image of the young girl from Afghanistan
First of all:
Steve McCurry is is a masterly American photographer, whom I have admired and have been inspired by for many years.
He can shoot portraits, which let the portrait stand up and express themselves with great strength, and he portrays people in their everyday lives and their surroundings.
His portraits often have a social message, they often show people from poor and oppressed populations. These images appeal to us with great strength because Steve McCurry know the portrayed persons very well and engages in their lives, when he is working among them.
Steve McCurry‘s also great skilled in portraying the environments where he works.
A good example of both his amazing ability to display portraits and their environments is The spirit of Afghanistan (see link below). Afghanistan is one of the countries where has worked for long periods.
I do not think it is exaggerated that Steve McCurry – published in National Geographic and newspapers and media worldwide – has helped to uncover the truth and to change the world in a better direction.
And now an invitation !:
This post is an invitation and a call to my Danish and Scandinavian (and German?) readers:
Travel to Zealand in Denmark and go to Frederiksborg Castle north of Copenhagen – and visit Steve McCurry’s fabulous photo exhibition. I visited the exhibition last week, and it made an unforgettable impression on me.
If you can’t visit the exhibition: Here is a link to his photo-blog, where his photos can also be seen:
His latest post is some of his many photos from Afghanistan: