Her piercing green eyes and casually draped red scarf form one of the most iconic images of the last century – some even refer to her as the “Afghan Mona Lisa”, and isn’t her subtle yet indeterminable expression reminiscent of da Vinci’s masterpiece?
McCurry’s image was made world-famous on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic, and is the magazine’s most recognisable photograph.
Steve McCurry has captured portraits of people around the world, and each have their charm and interest. Each raise a thousand questions with their stunning color and candid moments. McCurry has described India as the place where he learnt his artistic style:
“If you wait, people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.”
He’s not one to sit still, as Tina Hay – Editor of PennStaterMag found out: “…McCurry is based in New York City, but good luck finding him there. He spends much of his time in Asia on various photography projects, and in fact, to interview him today I had to call him at a hotel in Myanmar, where he’s running a photography workshop…”
He has also had many exhibitions and has published around a dozen books & peripheral products all of which can be accessed via the Amazon.com link given below.
- Steve McCurry’s WEBSITE
- Steve McCurry’s BLOG
- Steve McCurry’s BOOKS & Products @ AMAZON
- Steve McCurry @ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
“BEHIND PHOTOGRAPHS: ARCHIVING PHOTOGRAPHIC LEGENDS”
which began as the personal quest of photographer Tim Mantoani to document and preserve noted photographers together with their images.
Story of Tim Mantoani and the book will be published next week – with an interview to follow in due course.