Background Born: February 24, 1950 (age 61) Born In: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania Occupation: Photojournalist Schools: Marple Newtown High School, Penn State University(study cinematography, filmmaking, and theater arts)
Major influences and interests Steve is a world famous photojournalist whose work has taken him far and wide. He's traveled to Thailand, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Cambodia, Tibet, Burma and the Philippines. He's taken tons of pictures during many wars, often coming very close to death.
Educational background McCurry graduated from the College of Arts with outstanding honor and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. Graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in history and cinematography in 1974 While at Penn State he worked on the college paper taking photographs Worked at a local newspaper in Philadelphia for two years after university.
Published works Portraits. New York: Phaidon P, 1999. South Southeast. New York: Phaidon P, 2000. Sanctuary: The Temples of Angkor. New York: Phaidon P, 2002. Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage, The. New York: Phaidon P, 2003. Looking East. New York: Phaidon P, 2006. Steve McCurry: In the Shadow of Mountains. New York: Phaidon P, 2007. The Last Roll of Kodachrome
Photographs Photo 1 One of the world’s most famous faces “Afghan Girl” was featured on the front cover of June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine This picture captures the essence of a 13 year old girl escaping a refugee camp in Pakistan. “Afghan Girl”
Photo 2 I think this picture shows that, even in hard times like a dust storm a family always sticks together. Something like about this picture is that the women's clothing make the picture stand out and them due to the dull color of the sand in the background. “Dust Strom India”
Photo 3 This picture shows a man reading to himself and maybe to the elephant. Something I like about this picture is that it shows the relationship that humans have with animals. “Man Reading”
Photo 4 I think this picture shows that every one is the same, all around the world. For example take the hand prints on the wall, where ever you go in the world you will find hand prints on a walls. Its just we might have different thoughts and beliefs, but at the end we are all the same.
Photo 5 Something I liked about this picture is that it shows what length people are willing to go to get food. These fisher man will sit all day long on the poles to catch a fish so that they could feed their family.
Photo 6 I think this picture shows the power of nature. In this picture a old man is carrying a sewing machine in the monsoon. He is probably relocating to higher ground and that sewing machine probably feeds his family or that sewing machine is the source of income in his household. Something I like about this picture is that it shows a weak old man that probably lost everything, but at the end he is still smiling.
Photo 7 This picture also shows the power of nature and also it shows that what length people are willing to go to save some one.
Photo 8 This picture shows that kids are willing to play with what ever they could find, even when there is a war happing in their country. Kids like to play Something I don’t like about this picture is that there are live rounds where the kids are playing.