Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

Steve McCurry can easily be regarded as one of the Greatest Journalist Photographers during the past 3 decades, and is best known for his photograph, “Afghan Girl” which originally appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine during 1985.

McCurry has traveled the world over more than once , and during his journeys he has managed to capture not only the countries that welcome his presence , but overall he has managed to capture the hearts and souls of the subjects he photographs like no other photographer out there.

During his collegiate years ,McCurry began studying film history cinematography and filmmaking at Penn State in 1968, but ended up getting a degree in theater arts and graduating cum laude in 1974. His passion for photography was fueled when he began taking pictures for the Penn State newspaper called The Daily Collegian.

Steve’s photojournalism career began with his coverage of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. When he was sent overseas to cover the Afghani -Soviet War which raged there, McCurry disguised himself in native dress and concealed his film by sewing it into his clothes. His images were among the first which depicted the conflict and the carnage which raged there and were widely published.

Although McCurry shoots both in digital and film, he has admitted his preference for transparency film. Eastman Kodak allowed McCurry to shoot the last ever produced roll of Kodachrome transparency film, which was processed in July 2010 by Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas and will be housed at the George Eastman House.

“Some photographers can make a great portrait of someone looking away from the camera,” Steve McCurry says, “but, for me, it all comes down to the eyes. I always want my subjects to be looking directly into my lens. That has become a kind of style, I guess; a way of shooting and a way of seeing.”

McCurry, now 61 yrs old, is one of the world’s greatest photojournalists, a master of colour and composition, as well as a humanist in an ever increasing genre which is given over to the shockingly graphic.

His new book is called simply and confidently The Iconic Photographs. Few other living photographers could get away with that title: “It wasn’t my idea,” he says, laughing, “but it kind of works.”

When Steve McCurry left for India for a few month trip he never knew that it would be his place of passion. Becoming one of the Premier Photojournalist Steve McCurry visits India to photograph the people and country. What McCurry has captured on his sojourn to India is more that colorful landscapes and setting sunsets … Steve has managed to depict and portray the country of India and its people within such a way that it almost resembles a colorful Mosaic all interwoven and blended into one giant splash of COLOUR !

Enjoy India and the people who go on to make up what India truly is : Gloriously Fantasmagoric !

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1. Bombay Iconoclasts At Work

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

2. Boy In Flight (Rajasthan)

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

3. Fishermen Rajasthan

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

4. During Lord Ganesha Festival

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

5. Blue City Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

6. Jodhpur City (Rajasthan)

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

7. Men in DoorWay Jodhpur Rajasthan

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

8. Krishna

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

9. Jodhpur Tailors

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

10. Woman Door Way

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

11. Blue Wall Rajasthan

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

12. Holy Man Rajasthan

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

13. Holy Man Rabari Rajasthan

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

14. Young Herdsman Rajasthan

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

15. Herdsman Rajasthan

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

16. Holi Festival Rajasthan

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

17. Colorful Holi-Feet Rajasthan

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

18. Gathering (Holi Festival Rajasthan)

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

19. Rajasthan Holi Festival

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

20. Men (Holi Festival Rajasthan )

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

21. Red Boy (Holi Festival Mumbai India )

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

22. Red Wall (Jodhpur Rajasthan)

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

23. Men (Holi Festival Rajasthan )

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

24. Rajasthan Journey

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

25. TajMahal India

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

26. Young Girls (Rajasthan)

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

27. Young Girl

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

28. Women Huddled | Sandstorm (Rajasthan)

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

29. Windstrom (Rajasthan)

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

30. Rajasthan Jodhpur | Daily News

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

31. Monsoon Dogs

Iconic Photographers : Steve McCurry | Expedition to India

For more information and a closer look at Steve McCurry’s other works covering countries such as Afghanistan , Tibet , Bangkok and other world regions and future Expeditions , please visit Steves site HERE .

McCurry is set to travel back to India, Rajasthan in April 2012 and travel arrangements/ ticket sales can be made via his website ( See : Expeditions )

Steve McCurry | An Iconic Photographer

Steve McCurry National Geographic

Steve McCurry | An Iconic Photographer

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