Steve McCurry

Portrait

Steve McCurry, born in the USA in 1950, is one of the best-known and most successful photographers of our time. He has been a member of the Magnum Photos agency since 1986 and, until 2010, used to photograph exclusively with Kodachrome slides, until their production was discontinued.

For many years, McCurry was a photo reporter in war and crisis areas, including Iraq, Yugoslavia, Beirut, India, Tibet, Yemen and the Philippines. He rose to fame in the 1980s with AFGHAN GIRL, a portrait of the unveiled refugee girl Sharbat Gula with hypnotically green eyes. The portrait appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985 and received great attention worldwide – until today.

Steve has received multiple awards and has been voted «Photographer of the Year» several times. He is an honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums worldwide. In 2021, a highly acclaimed retrospective took place at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich. In 2021, a highly acclaimed retrospective took place at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich.

WBB GALLERY officially represents Steve McCurry in Zurich, Switzerland, since 2022 and owns several original prints by the artist.

Statement

»Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face.«

Steve McCurry
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