National Geographic Find #2

The Afghan Girl

If you read my last post, you will know that I found a pile of old National Geographic magazines over the holidays. Included in this collection was the edition from June 1985. The cover of this copy is arguably the most famous Nat Geo picture ever published and is an iconic documentary photograph. As a Street Photographer, this is a hugely inspiring photograph, and one that keeps me striving for the perfect portrait.

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Photo by Steve McCurry

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Inspirational Street Photographers #2

Steve McCurry

“One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is some of the great pictures happen along the journey and not necessarily at your destination.”

Steve McCurry

McCurry would probably not call himself as a street photographer and has described himself as a visual storyteller. He has also undertaken various journalistic projects, is a Magnum Photographer and has published numerous books. McCurry has worked extensively in India over the past 30 years, and published a book called; wait for it, ‘India’. This is a book I have recently purchased, treasure and dribble over.

 

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Photograph by Steve McCurry. Taken from his book, ‘India’.

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