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On the Brink

“The teen and young adult years, when young people are perched precariously on the brink between childhood and
adult responsibilities, are when the
coming of age process is most obvious.”
– K.E.V.

Cuba

“All of living is a process of coming of age, of reconciling the essence of the inner self with one’s outer being, with the world, and with changing expectations for that self in the world.”
– Kay E. Vandergrift

Cuba

“The imagination of a boy is healthy,
and the mature imagination of a man is healthy;
but there is a space of life between,
in which the soul is in a ferment,
the character undecided, the way of life uncertain,
the ambition thick-sighted.”

– John Keats

Burma
Afghanistan

“The day the child realizes that all adults are
imperfect, he becomes an adolescent;
the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult;
the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.

– Alden Nowlan

Ireland
Ethiopia
Italy
India

“You grow up the day you have your
first real laugh — at yourself.”
– Ethel Barrymore

United States
Brazil

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing.”

– George Bernard Shaw

Yemen

“You have to do your own growing no
matter how tall your grandfather was.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Lebanon
France

“Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable
time in their lives, through adolescence, and
while they are trying to work out who they are as people, 

never mind as a dancer.
So train the whole person, not just the dancer.”
– Deborah Bull

Croatia
Dominican Republic
Russia

“Young man,
Young woman,
Life turns for you.
This is a magic time,
a mythic passage,
In your becoming
We who welcome you,
None of us is too old
So as to have forgotten
–the mystery of not
knowing,
–the delight of first
discovery,
–the impatience to hurry
what will come next
–the terrible wonderfulness
of the changes…”

-Edward Searl

Africa

“So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying,
An intolerable waiting,
A longing for another place and time,
Another condition”

– Theodore Roethke

Africa
United States

We invite you to check out Steve’s current and upcoming exhibitions:

The Eyes of Humanity
April 29 – July 30, 2022
Frankfurt, Germany
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For Freedom
March 29 – July 17, 2022
Palermo, Italy
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Icons
April 14 – September 18, 2022
Riccione, Italy
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Le Monde De Steve McCurry
December 9 – July 31, 2022
Paris, France
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Oltre il Cibo
May 7 – September 4, 2022
Ventimiglia, Italy
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Steve McCurry: Photographer
May 28 – August 14, 2022
Ankara, Turkey
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