Works by Steve McCurry
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Steve McCurry is an American editorial photographer responsible for some of the most iconic cultural journalism of our time. “Most of my photos are grounded in people,” McCurry has explained. “I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face.” He achieved world renown with his 1984 photograph Afghan Girl, a striking depiction of a young refugee with mesmerizing green eyes.
The image first appeared on the June 1985 issue of National Geographic magazine, along with many other photographs that McCurry shot while on assignment in Afghanistan. The photographer was able to covertly enter the country by disguising himself as a local, arriving immediately before the Soviet Union invasion to document the ensuing chaos and displacement. He was eventually able to travel back into Pakistan with film sewn into his clothing, thereby avoiding its confiscation.
Born on February 24, 1950 in Darby, PA, McCurry went on to study theater at Penn State University, where he worked on its collegiate newspaper as a staff photographer. Traveling all over the world on assignment, McCurry has continued to cover armed conflicts including the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, and the Afghan Civil War.