Behind the Scenes

Afghanistan: Shooting Under Fire

I was feeling a mixture of fear and excitement at leaving Pakistan in disguise and going secretly into another country, with no real means of communication.


India by Rail

India’s stations are a microcosm of the country. You see life being lived out right in front of you. Everything is on view – eating, sleeping, washing, caring for children, conducting business.



When I heard a monsoon had arrived in a particular region, I’d jump on a plane and get there. I’d drop everything and rush out to take pictures. A really heavy downpour only lasts for several minutes; so when it starts to rain, you have to respond immediately.



The World’s Ride

"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
– Iris Murdoch


One Magical Instant

"At one magical instant the page of a book – that string of confused, alien ciphers – shivered into meaning.
Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; At that moment, whole universes opened.
You became, irrevocably, a reader."
– Alberto Manguel



Rubin Museum of Art

November 18 - April 4, 2016
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2016 Jaipur Literature Festival

Steve McCurry in conversation with William Dalrymple at the 2016 Jaipur Literature Festival. 

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Steve McCurry's Portrait of India is a Feast for the Eyes

Celebrated American photographer, Steve McCurry, has been going to India for more than three decades.

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An Environmental Message, From and on the Vatican

Steve's work will be included in a series of images projected on St. Peter’s Basilica, in an effort to promote slowing down global warming. The projection will begin Tuesday evening, just hours after Francis opens the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, inaugurating the holy year. More than 50 projectors perched on towers will display digital images by some of the world’s best known nature and humanistic photographers and filmmakers, including Steve McCurry, Sebastião Salgado, Joel Sartore, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Louie Schwartzberg, onto the front of one of the world’s most noted churches.

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