Internationally renowned photographer and Silversea’s eye on the world Steve McCurry has been named as the recipient of the prestigious Cherry Kearton Medal and Award for 2020, bestowed by the London-based Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (RGS-IBG) for ‘photography that encourages reflection on the interaction with peoples, landscapes and wildlife across the world.
The prestigious accolade is among a number of medals and awards that the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) presents annually to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, and public engagement.
McCurry said: “I am honoured to be the recipient of the Cherry Kearton Medal and Award and to be among men and women whom I admire. My work with Silversea has allowed me to explore new regions of this incredible world we live in. It has also given me the opportunity to photograph the animals that inhabit these otherworldly habitats in places such as Antarctica, the Galápagos, and the Arctic. As humans, we have a responsibility to build a stable ground for future generations. It is critical today to have an understanding of the times we live in, as well as how people interact with each other in their communities and the environment.”
Through his collaboration with Silversea, the iconic visual storyteller has travelled deeper and farther to capture meaningful moments in human and wildlife activities across myriad landscapes.
Since 2017, McCurry has undertaken 27 journeys with Silversea and his travels with the cruise line have unlocked the wonders of dozens of destinations to all seven continents, from the farthest reaches of Asia and the polar realms, through Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and Australia, to the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.
To follow Steve McCurry’s travels with Silversea, go to https://discover.silversea.com/category/steve-mccurry/