150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

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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.

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.

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry:

An elderly man of the Rabari tribe, Rajasthan, India, 2010

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Portrait of a boy from the Suri tribe, Omo valley, Ethiopia, 2013

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Shadow play, Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia, 1999

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Workers on a steam locomotive, India, 1983

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Shadow play, Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia, 1999

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Robert De Niro in his screening room in Tribeca, New York, USA, 2010

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

A girl in a doorway, Afghanistan, 2003

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry speaking with men of the Suma tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2012

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Children from the Kara tribe look through windows, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2013

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Camel and oil fields, Kuwait, 1991

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Baby wrapped in a blanket from Xigaze, Tibet, 1989 (exhibition view at Villa Reale di Monza)

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Portrait from Tagong, Tibet, 1999 (exhibition view at Villa Reale di Monza)

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

Portrait of a refugee taken in Balochistan, Pakistan, 1981 (exhibition view at Villa Reale di Monza)

150 Portraits Of People Around The World Taken Over 30 Years Of Travel By Steve McCurry

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