Alida Solutions took part in a solo exhibition "Untold Story" of the world-famous photographer Steve McCurry organized by the Moscow Museum of Modern Art with the support of the State Hermitage Museum. The project, which includes more than 80 works, is intended to reveal the author’s creative method and to acquaint the viewer with the process of McCurry’s work as a reporter. Along with photographs, the show includes fragments from McCurry’s notebooks, his travel itineraries and archive materials that have never been shown before.
The BMW Group Russia is the general partner of the project.
McCurry’s art occupies a special place in the great tradition of the 20th century photography. His artistic language relies on a reportage approach imbued with the photographer’s empathy towards his subjects. McCurry was the first to photograph the Afghan conflict, the coverage of which at that time was censored both in the USA and the Soviet Union. Along with war series, McCurry’s output includes photographs produced during his trips to India, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka in which he captured the everyday life of locals and their cultural traditions. In both war reportages and photographs from trips, McCurry endeavours to capture the state of a person here and now and establish a dialogue between the subject of a photograph and the viewer. His photographs require no explanation. Their stories are told outside of time and space, connecting different civilizations.
For the purposes of this event Alida Solutions provided consecutive interpretation during the opening of the exhibition, the press-tour with the invited media and guests, and simultaneous interpretation for the public talk with Steve McCurry and Dimitri Ozerkov, the exhibition curator.
P.S. We also won a prize at the lottery kindly arranged by the BMW Group Russia.