Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

An Evening with Steve McCurry

August 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$40 – $125

Steve McCurry was catapulted to fame with his iconic photo of the “Afghan Girl” – the young, Peshawari refugee – which first appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985.  He has achieved unparalleled excellence in photographic journalism in a career that has spanned decades and crossed borders of some of the most war-torn regions on earth.

Throughout his career, Steve McCurry has documented the consequences of war on humankind, capturing those startling moments in images forever frozen in time.

Join us as we honor Steve McCurry, a native Philadelphian, as our 127th “Explorer of the Year”. As such, he joins the ranks of Theodore Roosevelt, Jacques Cousteau, and Robert E. Peary. The Geographical Society of Philadelphia honors McCurry for capturing history’s most captivating moments on camera.
6:00pm Reception with Steve.  Cash bar.
6:30pm  Presentation
7:30pm  Legacy Dinner
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Please note: The Union League has a strict dress code. For men: Jacket and tie. For women: Business suits, tailored pant or skirt ensembles and dresses.

Presentation Only: $40 GEO Members • $60 Public
Presentation and Legacy Dinner: $90 GEO Members • $125 Public


Sell tickets online with Ticketleap


August 29, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$40 – $125
Event Category:


Geographical Society of Philadelphia


Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, 19102 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website