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STEVE MCCURRY


For those who were desperate, my camera became an object of hope (...)Throughout my year-long coverage of the monsoon world, my strongest conviction was that I was involved in the fundamentals of life. - Steve McCurry

What is important to my work is the individual picture. I photograph stories on assignment, and of course they have to be put together coherently. But what matters most is that each picture stands on its own, with its own place and feeling. - Steve McCurry

Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face. - Steve McCurry

Most of my images are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face. - Steve McCurry - American freelance photographer Source: Amateur Photographer of 13 March 2010, p. 44

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. - Steve McCurry - Source: Amateur Photographer of 13 March 2010, p. 44

The photograph is an undeniably powerful medium. Free from the constraints of language, and harnessing the unique qualities of a single moment frozen in time. - Steve McCurry - Source: [Foreword] „Behind photographs (Archiving photographic legends) by Tim Mantoani, Channel Photographics, San Diego CA, 2011

A picture can express a universal humanism, or simply reveal a delicate and poignant truth by exposing a slice of life that might otherwise pass unnoticed. - Steve McCurry - Source: [Foreword] „Behind photographs (Archiving photographic legends) by Tim Mantoani, Channel Photographics, San Diego CA, 2011

In our contemporary society, one so over-inundated with imagery, it is easy to overlook the power of a single frame to change the way we look at the world, or rally disparate hearts to a single cause. Yet, ours is a society shaped by this very phenomenon. - Steve McCurry - Source: [Foreword] „Behind photographs (Archiving photographic legends) by Tim Mantoani, Channel Photographics, San Diego CA, 2011

There are certain, inescapable images, forever part of our collective consciousness, that influence who we are, whether we are cognizant of it or not. - Steve McCurry - Source: [Foreword] „Behind photographs (Archiving photographic legends) by Tim Mantoani, Channel Photographics, San Diego CA, 2011

A still photograph is something which you can always go back to. You can put it on your wall and look at it again and again. Because it is that frozen moment. I think it tends to burn into your psyche. It becomes ingrained in your mind. A powerful picture becomes iconic of a place or a time or a situation. - Steve McCurry - Source: [Foreword] „Behind photographs (Archiving photographic legends) by Tim Mantoani, Channel Photographics, San Diego CA, 2011

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