NEW YORK COUNTY LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION
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NYCLA PRESENTS WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN SLIDE SHOW WITH STEVE MCCURRY
NEW YORK, NY – July 7, 2005 – The New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) presents: WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN: A SLIDE SHOW OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVE MCCURRY , a free event, on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 PM at its Home of Law on 14 Vesey Street. Mr. McCurry’s photo (above) of this Afghan girl first appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic. In 2002, he rediscovered the young woman, who now lives in a remote region in Afghanistan. Mr. McCurry is the recipient of numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers Association.
Mr. McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including the Iran-Iraq war, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War and continuing coverage of Afghanistan. He is the founder and president of ImagineAsia, a foundation that helps children in rural Asian communities by addressing fundamental education and health care needs.
The New York County Lawyers’ Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.
Please Note: Posters signed by Mr. McCurry will be available for purchase for $20 at the event. Proceeds will help underwrite education programs sponsored by Women for Afghan Women and ImagineAsia.