Posts Tagged ‘magnum photos’

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: http://stevemccurry.com/

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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Artist of the moment…..photographer George Rodger

George Rodger was a fantastic photographer born in  Cheshire, Great  Britain the year 1908. Rodger was renown for his work with the African and Pygmi people. For his artistic education Rodger attended St. Bee’s College in Cumbria, United Kingdom.

Was employed by the BBC’s The Listener magazine working as a photographer.

Rodger traveled the world and did work in Iran, Burma, Italy, and Africa. Whilst in Italy Rodger met and befriended Robert Capa. Later Rodger would join Capa and other famous photographers in starting Magnum Photos. This company is internationally renown for its photography around the globe. Here is a link to their website:

http://www.magnumphotos.com/

Rodger was among the first people to witness the liberation of countries like Belgium, and he also was the first person to photograph a Nazi concentration camp. This was the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Made an honorable Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

Below a montage of photographs by George Rodger. Some words in Russian and  the images start twenty seconds into the clip.

Rodger passed away in 1995 at the age of 87 years old.

price range information:  Works range from $500 to $10,000.

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