In 2003, Steve McCurry accepted the award for Outstanding Achievement in Photojournalism at the inaugural Lucie Awards held at The Beverly Hilton. Over a 20 year span, he has changed the industry, creating iconic photographs of the September 11 attacks to captivating images of everyday, human life in countries such as India, the war-stricken Middle East, and Asia.
A limited edition hardcover book, “Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs,” (2011) Phaidon Press has released 165 of his most famous colorful photographs from throughout his career. tree trimmers . Each one of his books contains an exclusively signed print by Steve McCurry himself.
In his photograph, “Beggar Girl, Bombay, India” (1993) during the monsoon in August, McCurry was approached by a mother and child while waiting at a stoplight in his car begging for money. McCurry gives us more insight on capturing this moment.
McCurry continues his efforts to show everyday life around the world. Earthquake Insurance California . With his photograph, “Widow, Vrindavan, India” (1995) the image only shows a woman hunched over, but her misfortune does not tell her story.
This dramatic image, “Camels, Gulf War, Kuwait” (1991) of intense clouds of smoke takes over the entire image, but McCurry tells us the real story behind the photograph.
Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs is available from Phaidon.com