Steve McCurry

3 Posted by - 9 juillet 2014 - Cahiers photo, reportage voyages

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and another of film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his cameraIt was after several months of travel that he found himself crossing the border into Pakistan. There, he met a group of refugees from Afghanistan, who smuggled him across the border into their country, just as the Russian Invasion was closing the country to all western journalists. Emerging in traditional dress, with full beard and weather-worn features after weeks embedded with the Mujahideen, McCurry brought the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan, putting a human face to the issue on every masthead. Since then, McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents and countless countries. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.

McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest, to name a few

Steve McCurry a été l’une des voix les plus emblématiques de la photographie contemporaine depuis plus de trente ans, avec des dizaines de magazines et de livres couvertures, plus d’une douzaine de livres, et de nombreuses expositions à travers le monde à son nom.

Né dans une banlieue de Philadelphie, en Pennsylvanie; McCurry a étudié le cinéma à l’Université d’État de Pennsylvanie, avant de travailler pour un journal local. Après plusieurs années de pige, McCurry a fait son premier voyage en Inde. Voyager avec un juste un sac de vêtements et du materiel photo, il a fait son chemin à travers le sous-continent, exploré le pays avec sa camera  et après plusieurs mois de voyage, traversé la frontière vers le Pakistan. Là, il a rencontré un groupe de réfugiés d’Afghanistan, qui lui ont fait traversé la frontière car l’invasion russe fermait le pays à tous les journalistes occidentaux. Émergents en costume traditionnel, avec la barbe et les caractéristiques météorologiques usé après des semaines embarqués avec les moudjahidin, McCurry a apporté au monde les premières images du conflit en Afghanistan, en lui donnant un visage humain .
Depuis lors, McCurry a continué à créer de superbes images sur six continents et de nombreux pays. Son travail couvre les conflits, les cultures en voie de disparition, les anciennes traditions et la culture contemporaine mais conserve toujours l’élément humain comme pour sa célèbre image de la fille afghane .

McCurry a été reconnu par quelques-uns des prix les plus prestigieux dans l’industrie, y compris la Robert Capa Gold Medal, photographes de presse Prix national, et un nombre record de quatre premiers prix du concours World Press Photo, pour n’en nommer que quelques-uns

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