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Steve McCurry

Born in: 1950

United States

Artiste célèbre

Biography

A young green eyed Afghan with a green, deep look that literally pierces you at first sight. Around her face we see a red piece of cloth, all on a background of the same color as her pupils.

You have probably recognized or at least already seen this portrait. This is the cover of a National Geographic magazine depicting the young Sharbar Gula, an Afghan refugee at that time. The creator of this mythical picture, photographer Steve McCurry, definitively inscribed his name in the history of photography with this image.

Born in 1950 in Philadelphia, Steve McCurry is an American photographer.

Before discovering his vocation as a photojournalist, Steve McCurry began studying cinema at the University of Pennsylvania, wishing to specialize in documentary making. After graduating with honors, he embarked on a journey across Europe, when he was only 19 years old. Subsequently, he extended his journey to South America and Africa. A real globetrotter he gets inspired with each one of his trips specially with the cultures he discovers.

To meet his passion for exploring he chose a profession that will allow him to pursue his adventures this is why he became a photographer. After two years working for the same newspaper, he left for India in 1978 and decided to become an independent photojournalist.

A fearless photographer, Steve McCurry travels to the heart of many zones of international conflict to cover the events. He will be remembered for his reports on the Iran-Iraq war, the civil war in Cambodia, the Gulf War and the division of the former Yugoslavia.

In 1986, he joined the famous Magum agency and worked besides other greatest photojournalists of his time.

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Steve McCurry, Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India, Photography

Steve McCurry

Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India, 1983
61 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€12 200

Steve McCurry, Mujahideen Stand Atop a Mountain in the Hindu Kush, Photography

Steve McCurry

Mujahideen Stand Atop a Mountain in the Hindu Kush, 1984
61 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€3 900

Steve McCurry, Clover Gatherers in Wadi Hadramawt, Near Shibam, Yemen, Photography

Steve McCurry

Clover Gatherers in Wadi Hadramawt, Near Shibam, Yemen, 1999
50.8 x 61 cm
Photography

€3 900

Steve McCurry, Salat At Blue Mosque In Mazar-E-Sharif, Photography

Steve McCurry

Salat At Blue Mosque In Mazar-E-Sharif, 1992
20 x 24 cm
Photography

€3 900

Steve McCurry, Farmer Walks Through Fields, Photography

Steve McCurry

Farmer Walks Through Fields, 2006
20 x 24 cm
Photography

€3 900

Steve McCurry, Aerial View of Sanaa, Yemen, Photography

Steve McCurry

Aerial View of Sanaa, Yemen, 1997
50.8 x 61 cm
Photography

€3 900

Steve McCurry, Road to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Photography

Steve McCurry

Road to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 1992
50.8 x 61 cm
Photography

€3 900

Steve McCurry, Flower Seller, Dal Lake, Srinahar, Kashmir, Photography

Steve McCurry

Flower Seller, Dal Lake, Srinahar, Kashmir, 1996
61 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€8 700

Steve McCurry, Boy in Mid-Flight, Jodhpur, India, Photography

Steve McCurry

Boy in Mid-Flight, Jodhpur, India, 2007
50.8 x 61 cm
Photography

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