Photographers

Steve McCurry

Procession of nuns, Rangoon, Burma, 1994.

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic image-makers in contemporary photography for more than 30 years.

His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated photograph of the Afghan Girl such an iconic image.

With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry has been recognised with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. These include the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest.

His published books include The Imperial Way (1985); Monsoon (1988); Portraits (1999); South Southeast (2000); Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage  (2003); Steve McCurry (2005); Looking East (2006); In the Shadow of Mountains (2007); The Unguarded Moment (2009) and The Iconic Photographs (2011).

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