Steve McCurry

Steves body of work spans conflicts ancient traditions and culture yet always retains the human element
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A gondolier makes his way through a canal in Venice. The buildings on either side are under renovation. The bridge ahead, The Bridge of Sighs, takes its name from the heavy sighs of prisoners who, crossing the bridge to go to prison, knew they were probably seeing Venice for the last time. Venice...
Fortune teller at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-i-Sharif, #Afghanistan, 2002.
Men take a cigarette break at MKS Steelworks. Smederevo, Serbia, 1989.
The Taliban have banned women from entering Afghanistans first national park, Band-e Amir, which was famous for having female park rangers. Locals come and bathe, believing the water has healing properties; that's banned too.1st and 2nd images: Band-e Amir, Afghanistan, 2002.3rd image: 2003.
Papua New Guinea, 2017.
Kids playing on Baobab Avenue, Madagascar, 2019.
I have always loved to visit and photograph Kolkata. Full of culture and history, hot, smoggy, friendly, birthplace to one of my favorite filmmakers, Satyajit Ray; it is a place so humid that even the buildings seem to sweat. I was looking for a higher view of this street to photograph the tram l...
Moorea, French Polynesia, 2023
@stevemccurryofficial has donated this print 'Kuchi Nomads at Prayer' (Kandahar, Afghanistan) to raise money for hospitals in Afghanistan. Discover it on now! Two years ago today Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. Today some 84% of households in the country are borrowing money to buy foo...
Tahiti, Plage de la Pointe Venus (Venus Point), 2023.
If you look closely at a tree youll notice its knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully. Matthew Fox1st image: Taj Mahal, Agra, India, 2010.2nd image: Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2014.3rd image: Rome, Italy, 2011.
Whenever I visit the Mingun Pagoda, which is across the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay, I am reminded of the Japanese principle of Wabi Sabi which is the belief that beauty can be found in imperfection. Burma / Myanmar, 1994.