Born in 1950 in Darby, Pennsylvania, Steve McCurry graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Architecture at Pennsylvania State University. After working at a newspaper for two years, he left for India to freelance. The launch of his career began when he risked everything to photograph in hostile territory. Disguised in native garb, McCurry crossed the Pakistan Border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. The photographs he took were among the first to show the conflict and his coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad. His work has been featured in most major magazines around the world and he has received numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers’ Association and the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award. He currently resides in New York.
Steve McCurry is featured in Edition: Festivus