Steve McCurry (b.1950) launched his career as a photojournalist when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into Afghanistan over thirty years ago. His remarkable coverage won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal. McCurry's photographs are beautiful, uplifting and affecting. A regular contributor to many international journals, including National Geographic magazine, McCurry is a member of Magnum Photos and a recipient of an unprecedented four World Press Photo first prizes in a single year; many of McCurry's images have since become modern icons. prestigious photography agency Magnum Photos. Shortly after joining Magnum, his first reportage appeared in Life magazine. He continues to photograph and publish his work today.
"The global reach of the work, and the knowledge of humanity reflected in it, is breathtaking."-The Sunday Times "McCurry's talent for catching people with their guard down is on ample display in this... Collection of faces from around the world... The images speak to the shared humanity of diverse peoples. McCurry's talent for catching people with their guard down is on ample display in this... collection of faces from around the world... the images speak to the shared humanity of diverse peoples."-Life