Steven Rubin

Poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf and photojournalist Steven Rubin spent five years documenting Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania. The project became their new book, "Shale Play."
Zsuzsanna Nagy

Poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf and photojournalist Steven Rubin spent five years documenting Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania. The project became their new book, "Shale Play." 

We talked to them about what they’ve witnessed and how they decided to blend poetry and photography.

Afghan Girl
© Steve McCurry

The "Afghan Girl" hangs on the wall of the Palmer Museum of Art with her piercing green eyes wide open, the iconic maroon scarf loosely wrapped around her head and shoulders.

Steven Rubin is one of the curators of this photo exhibition. He says vivid colors and beautiful compositions are significant features of Steve McCurry’s photos.

“Many, many, many people know about these photographs, even if they don’t necessarily know the name of the person who made them. But they recognize his images," said Rubin.