Steve McCurry was catapulted to fame with his iconic photo of the “Afghan Girl” – the young, Peshawari refugee – which first appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985. He has achieved unparalleled excellence in photographic journalism in a career that has spanned decades and crossed borders of some of the most war-torn regions on earth.
Throughout his career, Steve McCurry has documented the consequences of war on humankind, capturing those startling moments in images forever frozen in time.
Join us as we honor Steve McCurry, a native Philadelphian, as our 127th “Explorer of the Year”. As such, he joins the ranks of Theodore Roosevelt, Jacques Cousteau, and Robert E. Peary. The Geographical Society of Philadelphia honors McCurry for capturing history’s most captivating moments on camera.
6:00pm Reception with Steve. Cash bar.
7:30pm Legacy Dinner
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Presentation Only: $40 GEO Members • $60 Public
Presentation and Legacy Dinner: $90 GEO Members • $125 Public
The Union League has a very strict dress code.
Not Permitted: turtlenecks shirts, collared shirts open more than one button, untucked shirts, jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, and flip-flops.
For women: Business suits, tailored pant or skirt ensembles and dresses.
Not Permitted: spandex, open midriffs, halter tops, shorts, leggings, extremely short hemlines (not more than 3″ above the knee), jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, and flip-flops.