Artist of the moment…..Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry is a contemporary American photographer born in the year 1950 in Darby, Pennsylvania. I am sure you familiar with his most famous work! Its from the cover of the National Geographic magazine and shows a young Afghan girl on the cover. For his artistic education McCurry attended the Penn State University. McCurry earned a degree in the theater arts.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $60,000 for an image of McCurry’s famed Afghan gi

For the Afghan picture a brief recount of the time period. Its during the Soviet, Pakistan, and Afghanistan conflict. McCurry dressed up in local clothing and traveled to a rebel held location in Afghanistan. He left the location with rolls of film sewn into his clothes. When he returned home the pictures gave the artist a boost of fame and fortune. The pictures landed him the Robert Capa Award for Best Photography from abroad.

He became interested in photography whilst working as a photo journalist for the Penn State newspaper.

A link to the website of Steve McCurry:

Here we go with McCurry to watch him shoot some wonderful fashion models. What an awesome job he found for himself.

In this clip we take a behind the scenes look at the process McCurry uses to stage and take his photographs.

Steve McCurry appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Since 1986 the artist has worked with Magnum Photos.

One of his favorite films to shoot with was the Kodak Kodachrome.


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