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Steve McCurry

Smoking Coal Miner, Pol-e-Khomri, Afghanistan, 2002

Digital C-Print
20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
Bloomington
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Pictura Gallery
Bloomington
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Steve McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including the Iran-Iraq …

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Steve McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including the Iran-Iraq war, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines and the Gulf war, but his continuing coverage of Afghanistan is perhaps his greatest achievement. It was with his first images of Afghanistan that McCurry established his reputation …

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In the Shadow of Mountains
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Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry
American, b. 1950
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With his shrewd journalistic approach to photography, Steve McCurry has captured some of the most iconic images of the 20th and 21st centuries. McCurry creates straightforward representational photographs that seek to illuminate areas of the world and create narratives from honest depictions of people and places. The photographer is well known for his contributions to magazines such as National Geographic, which featured Afghan Girl—his infamous 1985 image—on its cover. The woman’s haunting green eyes and her location in a country hidden behind the Iron Curtain contributed to the photograph’s significance. “I think the best way to actually photograph somebody is to really look into their eyes,” McCurry has said. “The eyes are so expressive, they say so much about a person.” In recent years, McCurry has continued his journalistic investigations of the less fortunate in areas closer to his home, photographing abused domestic workers in the United States.

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About the work
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Bloomington
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Steve McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including the Iran-Iraq …

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Steve McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including the Iran-Iraq war, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines and the Gulf war, but his continuing coverage of Afghanistan is perhaps his greatest achievement. It was with his first images of Afghanistan that McCurry established his reputation …

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Photography
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In the Shadow of Mountains
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Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry
American, b. 1950
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With his shrewd journalistic approach to photography, Steve McCurry has captured some of the most iconic images of the 20th and 21st centuries. McCurry creates straightforward representational photographs that seek to illuminate areas of the world and create narratives from honest depictions of people and places. The photographer is well known for his contributions to magazines such as National Geographic, which featured Afghan Girl—his infamous 1985 image—on its cover. The woman’s haunting green eyes and her location in a country hidden behind the Iron Curtain contributed to the photograph’s significance. “I think the best way to actually photograph somebody is to really look into their eyes,” McCurry has said. “The eyes are so expressive, they say so much about a person.” In recent years, McCurry has continued his journalistic investigations of the less fortunate in areas closer to his home, photographing abused domestic workers in the United States.

Steve McCurry

Smoking Coal Miner, Pol-e-Khomri, Afghanistan, 2002

Digital C-Print
20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
Bloomington
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