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Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 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 camera.

It 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 Mujahedeen, 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. The Minister of French Culture has also appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters and most recently, the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

McCurry has published books including The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment. (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), On Reading (2016), Afghanistan (2017).

Selected Awards

2018 Colombe d’oro per la Pace Award, Istituto Di Ricerche Internazionali Archivio
Disarmo, Bologna, Italy

2018 Liberatum Cultural Honour award, Liberatum, New Delhi, India

2016 Epica Bronze Award for Valentino SS16 Campaign

2016 Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the Year, 21st Editions, Humanity, New York, NY

2016 Clio Award for Valentino SS16 (4), Rome, Italy

2016 International Award of Photography, Centro Di Ricerca E Archiviazione Della Fotografia, Spilimbergo, Pordenone, Italy

2016 Honorary Doctorate and Honorary Professorship, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India

2014   Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Royal Photographic Society, London, England

2014   Hamdan International Photography Award, Dubai, UAE

2013   Appointed Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, France

2012   Recipient of Humanity in the Arts Peace Award; International Committee of Artists for Peace

2012   Pictures of the Year International Book Award for The Iconic Photographs

2011   Leica Hall of Fame Award, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2011   Prix LiberPress, Girona, Spain

2009   Abrogino D’Oro, Milan, Italy

2006   Lowell Thomas GOLD

2006   National Press Photographers Association 1st Place, Buddha Rising, National Geographic, Dec.

2006   Honorary Fellowship, New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP)-May 4th

2005   Honorary Fellowship, The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, London

2005   Photographic Society of America Photojournalism Division-International Understanding through

Photography Award

2003   International Photography Awards, CA, the Lucie Award for Photojournalism

2003   Distinguished Alumni Award, Pennsylvania State University, PA

2003   Co-recipient of the NY Film Festival Gold for documentary, “Afghan Girl: Found”

2002   Distinguished Visiting Fellow, College of Creative Studies, University of California

2002   Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ

2002   Photographer of the Year, PMDA Professional Photographer Award

2002   Photographer of the Year, American Photo Magazine

2002   United Nations International Photographic Council: Special Recognition Award

In recognition of his ceaseless devotion and outstanding achievement in photography.

2002   French Art Directors Association, Award of Excellence for “Women of Afghanistan”

2001   Photography Annual, Communication Arts

Award of Excellence, Book Series, South SouthEast

2000   Picture of the Year Competition

Book of the Year, South SouthEast

Magazine Feature Picture Award of Excellence: ‘Women in Field, Yemen’

1999   Pennsylvania State University, PA, Lifetime Fellow Award

1998   Life Magazine: ‘The Eisenstaedt Awards’ – Our World Photo Winner, ‘Red Boy’

Life Magazine: ‘The Eisenstaedt Awards’ – Our World Essay Finalist, ‘India’

1998   Picture of the Year Competition, Award of Excellence, Portraits: ‘Red Boy’

1998   SAJA, Southern Asian Journalistic Award, Outstanding Special Project

National Geographic Story, India: 50 Years of Independence

SAJA, Southern Asian Journalistic Award, Outstanding Photograph: ‘Red Boy’

1997   Picture of the Year Competition

Magazine Feature Picture Award of Excellence: ‘Fishermen’

1996   Picture of the Year Competition

Magazine Feature Picture Story Award: ‘Beggar’

Magazine Feature Picture Story Award: ‘Burma: The Richest of the Poor Countries’

1994   Pennsylvania State University, Arts and Architecture Distinguished Alumni Award

1993   National Press Photographers Association, Award of Excellence for ‘Rubble of War’

1992   Oliver Rebbot Memorial Award, Overseas Press Club

Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad on Gulf War Coverage

1992   Picture of the Year Competition

Magazine Feature Picture Award of Excellence: ‘Fiery Aliens’

First Place, Magazine Science Award: ‘Camels under a Blackened Sky’

First Place, Gulf War News Story: ‘Kuwait: After the Storm’

1992   World Press Photo Competition

First Place, Nature and Environment: ‘Oil-Stricken Bird’, Kuwait

First Place, General News Stories: ‘Kuwait after the Storm’

Children’s Award: ‘Camels under a Blackened Sky’

1990   Award of Excellence, White House News Photographers Association,     ‘Spanish Gypsy’

1987   Medal of Honor, Philippines, for coverage of the 1986 Philippine Revolution

1986   Oliver Rebbot Memorial Award, Overseas Press Club

Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad for work done in the Philippines

1985   Oliver Rebbot Award Citation: ‘Monsoons’ and ‘The New Faces of Baghdad’

1984   World Press Competition, Four First Prize First place, Nature and Nature Series; First place, Daily Life and Daily Life Series

1984   National Press Photographers Association: Magazine Photographer of the Year

1980   Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, for coverage of the war in Afghanistan for Time Magazine

Selected Individual Exhibitions

2019 Centro Saint-Bénin, Aosta, Italy

2019 Palazzo Madama, Corte Medievale, Torino, Italy

2019 Palazzo Ex GIL, Campobasso, Italy

2019 La Sucrière, Lyon, France

2018 Mudec – Photo, Museo delle Culture, Milano, Italy

2018 Collezioni Comunali d’Arte, Palazzo D’Accursio, Bologna, Italy

2018 Gallery Ambit klastera Panny Marie Snezne, Prague, Czech Republic

2018 Bad Mergentheim Castle, Bad Mergentheim, Germany

2018 Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2018 Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2018 Tuttlingen Gallery, Tuttlingen, Germany

2018 Frederic Got Gallery, Paris, France

2018 Villa Bardini Peyron, Florence, Italy

2018 Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, China

2018 Scuderie del Castello Visconteo, Pavia, Italy

2017 WeGil, Rome, Italy

2017 Alfandega do Porto, Porto, Portugal

2017 Museo Civico Piero della Francesca, Sansepolcro, Italy

2017 Ex Convento San Francesco d’Assisi, Siracusa, Italy

2017 Forte di Bard, Aosta Valley, Italy

2017 The Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy

2017 Museum Helmond/ Kunsthal, Helmond, Netherlands

2017 Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, Italy

2017 Bourse de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

2017 Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut

2016 House of Lucie, Bangkok, Thailand

2016 Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016 Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli (PAN), Napoli, Italy

2016 Amerikahaus, Munich, Germany

2016 Berlin Foto Biennale – Palazzo Italia, Berlin, Germany

2016 Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

2016 Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2016 Panna Maria Snezna Monastery, Nové Mesto, Czech Republic

2016 Baldwin Photographic Gallery – Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

2016 Otranto Castello Aragonese, Otranto, Italy

2016 Brno City Museum, Brno, Czech Republic

2016 Frederic Got Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2016 Vivacom Art Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

2016 Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

2016 Weltkulturerbes Völklinger Hütte, Völklinger, Germany

2016 La Venaria Reale, Torino, Italy

2016 Castelnuovo Magra, Italy

2016 Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

2016 The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA

2016 Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY

2016 Stephen Hoffman Galeria, Munich, Germany

2016 Barbado Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2016 Galleria Harry Bertoia, Pordenone, Italy

2016 Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong

2016 Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY

2016 Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore

2016 Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2015 Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2015 Det Nationalhistoriske Museum, Hillerød, Denmark

2015 Muzeum Středního Pootaví Strakonice, Strakonice

2015 Salle d’Exposition du Quai Antoine 1er, Monaco

2015 Musei San Domenico, Forli, Italy

2015 Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2015 Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY

2015 The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2015   Museo Nazionale Scienza E Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci, Milan, Italy

2015   220 Cultura Contemporánea, Córdoba, Argentina

2015   Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Houghton, South Africa

2015   Old Town Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

2015   CerModern, Ankara, Turkey

2015   Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, North Carolina

2015   Patricia Conde Galeria, Mexico City, Mexico

2015   Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland

2015   Leica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2015   Cinecittà Studios, Rome, Italy

2014   Bait Al Zubair, Muscat, Oman

2014   CT Gallery, Megeve, France

2014   Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus

2014   Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

2014   Villa d’Reale di Monza, Monza, Italy

2014   Leica Gallery, Salzburg, Austria

2014   Anna Lamar Switzer Center at Pensacola State College, Pensacola, Florida

2014   Brucie Collections, Kiev, Ukraine

2014   Theatre de la Photography et de l’Image, Nice, France

2014   Alessandro Del Piero Gallery, Torino, Italy

2014   Festival La Gacilly, France

2014   Beetles and Huxley, London, UK

2014   Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany

2014   Regione Umbria, Perugia, Italy

2014   Juminkeko Foundation, Kuhmo, Finland

2013   Santa Maria della Scala, Siena

2013   Hamburg Museum of Art, Germany

2013   Itau Foundation, Santiago, Chile

2013   Taidehalli Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

2013   Fifty One Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium

2013   Chris Beetles Gallery, London, UK

2013   National Museum Kragujevac, Serbia

2013   Luova Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2013   David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco

2013   Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg

2012   Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2012   Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany

2012   Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, United States

2012   Oeksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012   Ron Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, United States

2012   Frederic Got Gallery, Paris, France

2012   Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

2012   Photokina, Cologne, Germany

2012   Centro Municipal de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janerio, Brazil

2012   Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy

2012   Zagreb Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia

2011   Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy

2011   Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2011   Casal de Solleric, Majorca, Spain

2011   Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

2011   Amerikahaus, Munich, Germany

2011   Centro del Conocimiento, Misiones, Argentina

2011   Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland

2010   Museo Rafaela, Rajaela, Santa Fe, Argentina

2010   Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia, Italy

2010   Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul, Korea

2010   Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2010   Salo Art Museum, Finland

2010   Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham UK

2010   Roosevelt House, New Delhi, India

2010   Masan Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2010   Joseph Saxton Gallery, Canton, OH

2010   Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2009   Villanova University, Villanova, PA

2009   Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

2009   Polka Magazine Exhibition, Paris, France

2009   Chahar Suq Cistern, Herat, Afghanistan

2009   Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, Italy

2009   History Center, Orlando, FL,

2009   Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

2009   International Festival of Photojournalism, Perpignan, France

2009   Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA

2009   Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT and Nantucket, MA,

2009   Bagh-e-Babur, Queen’s Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan,

2009   Retrospective, Stadtische Gallerie, Iserlohn, Germany

2008   Friends Center Gallery, Siem Reap, Cambodia,

2008   Retrospective, Stadtmuseum, Schleswig, Germany

2008   Magnum Print Room, London, United Kingdom

2008   Photo Festival, Amman, Jordan

2008   Palmer Museum of Art, State College, PA,

2008   Face of Asia, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2008   Magnum Photos 60 Years, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France

2008   Magnum Photos 60 Years, Stedelijk Museum Post CS, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2007   Camera Obscura, Denver, CO

2007   Path to Buddha, Southeast Museum, FL

2007   India at 60, New York NY

2007   Pilgrimage, Morris Museum, NJ

2007   South Southeast, Rennes, France

2007   South Southeast, Art Center Waco, TX

2007   Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007   Tibet, International Center of Tibet, Washington DC

2007   Face of Asia, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2006   Sojourn: Narratives of Asia, Galleria MOdena Arte, Modena Italy

2006   Lucca Photofest, Lucca, Italy

2006   Afghanistan’s Children: The Next Generation, The United Nations Lobby, New York, New York

2006   First Photography Biennial, Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas, Venezuela

2006   Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool, UK

2006   Face of Asia, Sir William Gray House, Hartlepool, United Kingdom

2006   Face of Asia, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

2006   Photo Biennial, Daegu, Korea

2006   South SouthEast, Valencia, Spain

2006   Pilgrimage, Madrid, Spain

2006   Cavalier Galleries, Nantucket, MA

2006   Soho Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006   Gallery Old Town San Diego, CA

2005   City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland

2005   Face of Asia, Asia House, London.

2005   Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

2004   Written with Light” Artopia Gallery, Miami Florida

2004   “Pilgrimage” Fundación Sophia, Palma de Mallorca,Spain

2004   Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

2004   Phil Woods Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

2003   “Buddhism”, New Delhi, India

2004   Forbidden City International Photography Exhibition, Beijing, China

2003   “Pilgrimage”, National Geographic Society, Washington D.C.

2003   The Augen Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, PA

2003   Tibet House, New York, NY

2003   “Face of Asia”, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

2003   Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, PA

2003   Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2002   Exhibition Leeuwarden, Amsterdam, Holland

2002   The Augen Gallery, Portland, OR

2002   The School of Photography (EFTI), Madrid, Spain

2002   The Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Finland

2002   Palacio dos Aciprestes, Pro Historica Associacao, Lisbon, Portugal

2002   Stenerson Museum, Oslo, Norway

2002   Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

2001   Vision Workshops, Annapolis, MD

2001   Palacio dos Aciprestes, Pro Historica Associacao, Lisbon, Portugal

2001   Radiant Light Gallery, Portland, ME

Individual Publications

Steve McCurry. A life in pictures, Mondadori Electa, 2018

Photographs by Steve McCurry and Text by Bonnie McCurry

Afghanistan, Taschen, 2017

On Reading, Phaidon Press, 2016

Humanity: Steve McCurry, 21st Editions, 2016

McCurry, NY 11 Septembre 2001, Dupuis, 2016

Il Mondo di Steve McCurry, Mondadori Electa, 2016

India, Phaidon Press, 2015

From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail, Phaidon Press, 2015

Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs, Phaidon Press, 2013

The Iconic Photographs, Phaidon Press, 2012

100 Photos of Steve McCurry for Press Freedom, RSF, 2012

Steve McCurry: Stern Portfolio, Stern Gruner, Jahr AG & Co., 2012

The Iconic Photographs, Phaidon Press, Limited/Signed, 2011

The Unguarded Moment, Phaidon Press, Limited, 2009

In the Shadow of Mountains, Phaidon Press Limited, 2007

Looking East, Phaidon Press Limited, 2006

Steve McCurry, Phaidon Press Limited, 2005

The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage, Phaidon Press Limited, 2003

Sanctuary: The Temples of Angkor, Phaidon Press Limited, 2002

South Southeast, Phaidon Press Limited, 2000

Portraits, Phaidon Press Limited, 1999

Monsoon, Thames and Hudson, 1988

The Imperial Way, Houghton-Mifflin Company, 1985 Photographs by Steve McCurry and Text by Paul Theroux

Permanent Collections

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Royal Photographic Society, Bath, United Kingdom

University of New Brunswick, NB, Canada

Helmond Museum/ Kunsthal, Helmond, Netherlands

Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, FL

The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

The Elton John Collection, GA

George Eastman House, NY

Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy

Ackland Museum, University of North Carolina

Houston Museum of Modern Art, TX

Tokyo Museum of Modern Art

Palmer Museum of Art, State College, PA

International Center of Photography, NY

Musee National d’art Moderne, Paris, France

Numerous private collections