Steve McCurry is a name that is probably unfamiliar to most people outside of photography circles but his images are instantly recognizable to millions across the world. A master at capturing the human condition through vibrant images that come alive with color and energy, McCurry has been featured countless times in National Geographic and other international publications and has won many of photography’s top honors throughout his career.
“His career was launched when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. When he emerged, he had rolls of film sewn into his clothes of images that would be published around the world as among the first to show the conflict there. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, and award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers Association. That was the same year in which he won an unprecedented four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest. He has won the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award twice.” (via)