You probably know this haunting shot (left) by photographer Steve McCurry, taken at Nasir Bagh refugee camp in Pakistan. The 12-year-old girl had fled the mountains of Afghanistan after Soviet helicopters destroyed her village. The image was a cover of National Geographic in 1985, and has become one of the most famous contemporary photographs ever taken.
But you may not be familiar with the full scope of this celebrated photographer’s powerful work, or know that he has an inspiring blog right here on WordPress, full of stunning shots that span continents and cultures. The photos in this post are from a recent bio, interview and profile on ArtSpace, a favorite browsing spot of mine.
More on Steve McCurry’s website, here.
A link to a WP.com blog post about McCurry, here.
- Afghan Mona Lisa: The Story of the Girl Whose Eyes Captivated the World (petapixel.com)
- The Iconic Photographs, By Steve McCurry (independent.co.uk)