Founded in 2019 in Kashan by Hossein Farmani and Hassan and Hossein Rowshanbakht, House of Steve is a private museum dedicated to the photographic works of Steve McCurry. The museum is home to over 400 images spanning over 50 years of McCurry’s career.
Farmani, a well-known Iranian gallery owner and collector, is the founder of prestigious photography awards such as the Lucie Awards, the International Photography Awards (IPA), and the Paris Photo Prize. After visiting the city of Kashan, he became fascinated by the amazing architecture of the houses. In collaboration with Hassan Rowshanbakht and Hossein Rowshanbakht (graduates of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran) a suitable location was found and work began to design and renovate the ancient Qajar house into the photographic gallery it is today. Split over 3 levels it includes a media room to view McCurry’s interviews and video works, and a library showcasing McCurry’s books alongside other international and local photographers’ books.