Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name. Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and another of film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.

It was after several months of travel that he found himself crossing the border into Pakistan. There, he met a group of refugees from Afghanistan, who smuggled him across the border into their country, just as the Russian Invasion was closing the country to all western journalists. Emerging in traditional dress, with full beard and weather-worn features after weeks embedded with the Mujahideen, McCurry brought the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan, putting a human face to the issue on every masthead.

Since then, McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents and countless countries. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest, to name a few.

  • Flower Seller at Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir

    © Steve McCurry
    Flower Seller at Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1996
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  • Taj and Train, Agra, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Taj and Train, Agra, India, 1983
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  • Camel Caravan, Southern Afghanistan

    © Steve McCurry
    Camel Caravan, Southern Afghanistan, 1981
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  • Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India, 1983
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  • Hazrat Ali Mosque, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

    © Steve McCurry
    Hazrat Ali Mosque, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, 1992
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  • Red Boy at Holi Festival, Mumbai, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Red Boy at Holi Festival, Mumbai, India, 1996
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  • Inle Lake, Burma/Myanmar

    © Steve McCurry
    Inle Lake, Burma/Myanmar, 2008
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  • Boy in Mid-Flight, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Boy in Mid-Flight, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, 2007
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  • Monks Praying at Golden Rock, Myanmar/Burma

    © Steve McCurry
    Monks Praying at Golden Rock, Myanmar/Burma, 1994
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  • Holi Man, Rajasthan, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Holi Man, Rajasthan, India, 1996
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  • Portrait of a Boy from the Suri Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia

    © Steve McCurry
    Portrait of a Boy from the Suri Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2013
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  • Procession of Nuns, Rangoon, Burma/Myanmar

    © Steve McCurry
    Procession of Nuns, Rangoon, Burma/Myanmar, 1994
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  • Red Umbrella, Agra, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Red Umbrella, Agra, India, 2000

  • Tibetan Holy Lake, Tibet

    © Steve McCurry
    Tibetan Holy Lake, Tibet, 2004
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  • Stilt Fisherman, Weligama, Sri Lanka

    © Steve McCurry
    Stilt Fisherman, Weligama, Sri Lanka, 1995
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  • Mother and Child at Car Window, Mumbai, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Mother and Child at Car Window, Mumbai, India, 1993
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  • Richard Serra’s Sculpture “Dirk’s Pod”, Basel, Switzerland.

    © CT Gallery
    Richard Serra’s Sculpture “Dirk’s Pod”, Basel, Switzerland., 2009
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  • Rabari Tribal Elder, Rajasthan, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Rabari Tribal Elder, Rajasthan, India, 2010
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  • Horse and Two Towers, Bamiyan, Afghanistan

    © Steve McCurry
    Horse and Two Towers, Bamiyan, Afghanistan, 2002
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  • Ice Terraces, Pamukkale, Turkey

    © Steve McCurry
    Ice Terraces, Pamukkale, Turkey, 2011
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  • Inle Lake, Burma/Myanmar

    © Steve McCurry
    Inle Lake, Burma/Myanmar, 2011
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  • Jodhpur Cityscape, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Jodhpur Cityscape, India, 1996
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  • Jodphur, Rajasthan, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Jodphur, Rajasthan, India, 1996
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  • Men Lead Camels in Dust Storm, Rajastan, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Men Lead Camels in Dust Storm, Rajastan, India, 2010
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  • Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl, Afghanistan

    © Steve McCurry
    Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl, Afghanistan, 1984
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  • Men Performing (Whirling Dervish), Turkey

    © Steve McCurry
    Men Performing (Whirling Dervish), Turkey, 2013
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  • Silhouette of a Young Girl Running into Sunset, Kara Tribe, Omo, Ethiopia

    © Steve McCurry
    Silhouette of a Young Girl Running into Sunset, Kara Tribe, Omo, Ethiopia, 2012
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  • Villagers celebrate Holi festival, India

    © Steve McCurry
    Villagers celebrate Holi festival, India, 1996
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  • Girl on Ship Prow, Burma/Myanmar

    © Steve McCurry
    Girl on Ship Prow, Burma/Myanmar, 2011
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  • Road to Jalalabad, Afghanistan

    © Steve McCurry
    Road to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 1992
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