|Bakery run by widows, Kabul, Afghanistan
© Steve McCurry|
|Priyadarshini Park, Mumbai, India © Steve McCurry|
|Tibet © Steve McCurry|
An Al Jazeera interview with McCurry is below.
From Fotoflock's Interview of the month: Steve McCurry: Immortalized by his iconic photograph of an Afghan refugee girl in 1984 which has become the world's most recognizable photograph, leading documentary photographer Steve McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including 30 years of conflict in Afghanistan. He focuses on the human consequences of war, not only showing what war impresses on the landscape, but rather what it shows on the human face. The results are thought provoking photos that move and inspire viewers. He is also an articulate social commentator on the cultures and subjects he photographs.
Could you describe your shooting philosophy?
I like to celebrate people, places and culture through my photography. I also like to tell stories about my subjects through my photographs - especially those I have shot in areas of conflict; and I think this is an important aspect of photojournalism - to show people what is happening. [Read more...]
[Steve McCurry's Website]