Born in Philadelphia, in 1950, Steve McCurry is one of the most published photojournalists of his generation, renowned for his expertly observed images of people and cultures around the world.
McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University and worked on a local newspaper before discovering his true calling on a two-year trip to India in the late 1970s. He immersed himself in the Subcontinent, photographing the people and their customs at close quarters. Shooting in colour, he developed the street portraits for which he has become famous; simple yet richly narrative, their subjects’ eyes fixed intently on the viewer.
From India, McCurry travelled to Afghanistan, and was on hand to document the first months of the war with the Soviet Union. It was here that his iconic image of a green-eyed Afghan Girl was taken, putting a human face to the conflict. McCurry’s reputation was duly established and his work became featured regularly in publications as diverse as The New York Times, Time magazine, Der Spiegel and National Geographic.
Steve McCurry's debut collection for GINZA features a series of children captured in the documentary style with which he has become synonymous.
PIRELLI CALENDAR 2013 BY STEVE MCCURRY