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SHARBAT GULA, AFGHAN GIRL
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.
INDIA, RABARI SHEPHERD
INDIA, DUST STORM
CHINA, SHAOLIN MONKS TRAINING
BURMA, PROCESSION OF NUNS
Steve McCurry is best known for his evocative colour photographs that document both human struggles and joy.
PAKISTAN, GIRL WITH GREEN SHAWL
KASHMIR, FLOWER VENDOR ON DAL LAKE
CHINA, MONK RUNS ON WALL
Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Steve studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, he made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and a roll of film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.
INDIA, CALCUTTA TRAM
INDIA, RABARI TRIBAL ELDER
INDIA, MOTHER AND CHILD AT CAR WINDOW
INDIA, HOLI MAN
Steve has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Tibet. He focuses on the human consequences of war, not only showing what war impresses on the landscape, but rather, on the human face.
INDIA, TRAIN PLATFORM AT OLD DELHI
BURMA, FISHERMAN ON INLE LAKE
JORDAN, WADI RUM
“What is important to my work is the individual picture. I photograph stories on assignment, and of course they have to be put together coherently. But what matters most is that each picture stands on its own, with its own place and feeling.”
AFGHANISTAN, DOVES IN FRONT OF THE BLUE MOSQUE
AFGHANISTAN, WOMEN AT SHOE STORE
Steve’s body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element.
ITALY, MURAL IN ROME
FRANCE, ART INSTALLATION
STEVE MCCURRY CURATED :
NEW YORK: TOUGH, RESILIENT, UNBOWED
STEVE MCCURRY CURATED :
SOUL OF ITALY
Steve McCurry founded ImagineAsia in 2004. The mission of IA, a non-profit organization, is to work in partnership with local community leaders and regional NGO’s to help provide educational resources and opportunities to children and young adults in Afghanistan.