Etherton Gallery presents its first exhibition of the 2018-2019 season, The Unguarded Moment , which features a selection of photographs, both timeless and contemporary, made by Steve McCurry and Takeshi Ishikawa. Magnum photographer McCurry is best known for his richly colored photographs of rural life as in Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India (1983); street scenes, like Moonrise in Mumbai (1994); and unforgettable portraits like the famed Afghan Girl (Sharbat Gula), Peshawar (1984), arguably one of the most recognizable photographs in the world. Afghan Girl (1984) captures a young Afghani refugee with mesmerizing green eyes that confront the viewer. The image appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985, and became so iconic that it was featured on the cover of the magazine's 125th Anniversary Issue, achieving worldwide acclaim. In images that span over 30 years of his career, Etherton Gallery's exhibition demonstrates McCurry's ability to make images that transcend the moment and time of their making, images that have helped shape our view of the world. Steve McCurry will attend the opening reception and book signing 7-10pm, Saturday, September 8, at Etherton Gallery . Etherton Gallery has also collaborated with the Center for Creative Photography and arranged for Steve McCurry to give a public talk at 5:30pm, Friday, September 7 at the Center. The format will be a conversation with the Director of the Center for Creative Photography, Anne Breckenridge Barrett.