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Talking of Steve McCurry…

You may not know the name but you will know his most famous image.

Steve McCurry is one of the greatest photographers working today, his website is full of the most amazing images

Steve’s biography starts….. “Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, has won many of photography’s top awards.  Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy.  Member of Magnum Photos since 1986, McCurry has searched and found the unforgettable; many of his images have become modern icons.  Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University.  After working at a newspaper for two years, he left for India to freelance. It was in India that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. “If you wait,” he realized, “people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.”…more here

Steve also runs expeditions, I guess photographic workshops, what more could you ask for than to trail a master of photography around somewhere fascinating and take pictures, his website says the next is

MYANMAR EXPEDITION  13 DAYS, 12 NIGHT TOUR  January 23-February 4, 2012

Steve writes a blog also which is worth following as much as ours

What more can I say, one of the truly great photographers with a beautiful website where you can see and buy his pictures

One response to “Talking of Steve McCurry…

  1. Pingback: 1000 photography links, tutorials, photographers, new camera reviews – posts « Oxford School of Photography

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