Presentation on theme: "The genius. Historical Background Born February 24th, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Studies film and history at the Pennsylvania State University."— Presentation transcript:
Historical Background Born February 24th, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Studies film and history at the Pennsylvania State University (Bachelor of Arts) Works at local newspaper for two years Goes to India to work as a photographer Travelled to al lot of dangerous places like battlefields
Influences *Henry Cartier-Bresson: „His pictures provide wonderful insight into the personality of his subjects.” (MCCURRY about his influences) What he has seen on all his journeys, especially Afghanistan BUT! Steve McCurry is a influence to a lot of professional and not professional photographers, too!
Style and major genre Genre: Documentary Style: Mccurry is always trying to find people with faces that tell a story. E.g. the girl with the green eyes (Sharbat Gula). You can see the fear and the sadness because of the war in Afghanistan in her eyes
#1 Little girl searching for security, embracing a machine gun
Design Elements #2: Diagonals #3: depht of field #1, #4, #5: colour play Light *Natural light on every picture * Bright colours
Why did I choose those pictures? I think that all of those pictures show that Mccurry sets the focus on the eyes of the object. The eyes always tell a story, emotions or the personality.
Did you know? That Mc Curry tried to search for the Afghan girl That he travelled a few times to Afghanistan to find her That he found her That her name is Sharbat Gula All in all he is my favourite photographer!!!