The curatorial crypt

Steve McCurry — Sharbat Gula

743ceafe-66bb-4f83-a4ae-ebf4bf9c9480-1360x2040A sad story indeed about the woman in the famous Steve McCurry/National Geographic photograph. The original photograph was a 1984 cover for National Geographic.

There’s a 2015 report that Sharbat Gula, the subject of the original photograph, is in trouble because she remains a refugee from Afghanistan, but was carrying a Pakistan identify card.

Please click on the image to the right for the link to the story.

New NGA Senior Curator of Photography

Shaune Lakin, The New NGA Senior Curator of Photography

John Gollings

At the end of an exhibition seminar in August at the Monash Gallery of Art, as the NGA Senior Curator of Photography who was about to finish in that role, I handed on the baton and all the challenges to my replacement, the new NGA Senior Curator of Photography (from October), Shaune Lakin (previously The MGA Director).

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