8.24.2009

STEVE McCURRY: Revealing The World

Jodhpur, India, 2004 (c) Steve McCurry/All rights reserved

Weligama, Sri Lanka (c) Steve McCurry/All rights reserved

Africa, 1986 (c) Steve McCurry/All rights reserved

...what matters most is that each picture stands on its own,
with its own place and feeling


"STEVE McCURRY, recognized as one of the world's finest image-makers, has won many of photography's top awards. Best known for his evocative color images, McCurry endeavors to capture the essence of human struggle and joy in the finest documentary tradition. Many of his photographs have become modern icons." (from Magnum Photos). An exhibition of color photographs "The Unguarded Moment" is currently at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado until Oct. 1. The upcoming Special Anniversary Issue of "FOCUS" profiles photographer Steve McCurry.

Steve McCurry Website and Blog
Magnum Photos Portfolio
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14 comments:

little augury said...

Elizabeth- thank you for your blog. These are phenomenal-the light in the first one is? The subjects look set onto the settings- I get the feeling of timelessness and history. I blabber on with your posts- trying to figure it out- I wish there was a blogger chat line- ye gads!
I am going to check out more of his photographs Is there a definitive book of his photos. G.

elizabeth avedon said...

There are at least 10 books! You may recognize many of the iconic images we've seen on the covers of National Geographic over the years.

Joanna's Foto Blog said...

These are amazing photographs- i didn't realize, that Steve McCurry's photographs often were (and are I'm guessing) published in NG.

Sophia said...

These are some amazing photographs. I really appreciate your site and what you bring to the blogger world. I feel like I am always learning something new, and I love that! I love to learn.

layers said...

It will be interesting to follow your blog of photographers. My favorite from the past is Walker Evans and I have discovered some of the current ones like Jeff Wall and his staged photography. I will look forward to finding more photographers here.

pve design said...

As a designer, I always was inspired by the textiles of Africa. How I would love a tunic and small pouch they carry. They look as if they are on a mission - Steve has captured their united force.
pve

Sarah said...

I never quite know what to expect when I come here! Its like dipping into Aladdin's cave and I have never yet been disappointed! Sarah

Lyn said...

Thanks for stopping by and leading me to your blog..just stunning images!! Avedon..a good name!

Diane Dorrans Saeks said...

elizabeth-


These are fantastic.

I adore India and love to see it portrayed with such artistry.

cheers, www.thestylesaloniste.com

Duma said...

Your blog is amazing!!
What a wonderful world you have here!!!
Thank you for following my blog and for the opportunity of knowing yours!
Kisses
Duma

Michael St. James said...

I LOVE these pictures!

little augury said...

E. Do you have any idea which of his books (if any) has the Jodhpur (1st image) in it. I just got the South Southeast and love it. pgt

epa said...

little augury pgt, I'll let you know when I receive the answer. His work IS spectacular, impressive, awesome, beautiful!

epa said...

Answer regarding the image in Jodhpur: "It is fairly new...sadly it has not been printed in any of Steve's books. I will certainly suggest it to Steve for his next book though. I agree it is an amazing image."