Silversea collaborator and world-renowned photographer Steve McCurry was inducted into the prestigious International Photography Hall of Fame on 1 November, 2019. Presented at an awards ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, the achievement commends a lifetime of creation for the legendary artist.
Since the launch of the global creative collaboration in 2017, the photographer has undertaken 25 immersive journeys with Silversea, capturing more than 500 images of intriguing cultures, dramatic landscapes, and noteworthy moments around the world.
“It is an honour to have my work recognised by such an important organisation 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,” said McCurry, reflecting on the accolade. “My travels with Silversea have enabled me to do exactly this; together, we’ve journeyed deep into many destinations around the world.”
Among the destinations his travels with Silversea have taken him, McCurry counts the Galapagos as his favourite, 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 as 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.
“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 traveller 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 travellers on a journey, but they changes us forever.”
Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Ralph Gibson, Mary Ellen Mark, Paul Nicklen, Olivia Parker, and Tony Vaccaro were also inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in 2019.