‘RIVER OF LIFE’ …. “Steven McCurry’s Blog …. Collection of Pictures and Quotes …. “!!

~~February 10, 2020~~


This is one of my favorite blogs. For some reason, I’m not able to reblog (I was before). The “R” button isn’t functional. I find his photography so amazing, so real, so human … I always like to share.

Hope you enjoy.

The link to the original blog included.


01896_11, 508665, India 50 Years After, Calcutta, India, 10/1996, INDIA-10379. An Indian woman prepares a meal under a shampoo advertisement. India_Book retouched_Sonny Fabbri 02/03/2015

For more than 2000 years, travelers have walked, ridden,

prayed, traded, invaded, escaped, fought, and

died along the 1,500 miles of the Grand Trunk Road

which stretches from Kolkata to Kabul.

A shepherd boy next to a field of opium, Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 1983 NYC65218, MCS1983007 K002 Shepherd by a poppy field, Jalalabad, 1983. While many of McCurry’s images are editorial commissions, his work continually ventures beyond the directly newsworthy. His insightful contemplation of daily life seeks out more sustained narratives of daily fortitude and subsistence. ‘What I want to say,’ he once remarked, ‘is this is what we were like as a people, and this is how we lived. These are the places. And here are some of the faces.’ Situated among the sweeping valleys and expansive orchards of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, Jalalabad is notorious for its extensive poppy plantations. This young shepherd boy stands before a field of poppies, while his flock wanders off along the dirt track. – In the Shadow of Mountains In The Shadow of the Mountain_Book Retouched_Sonny Fabbri 01/27/2017

Steven McCurry’s Blog
Steve’s body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element.



Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1999, INDIA-10223NF. A man takes a drink of water from the river. final print_milan final print_Sao Paulo India_Book retouched_Sonny Fabbri 02/26/2015

“Look! Brahmins and chumars, bankers and tinkers,

barbers and bunnias, pilgrims – and potters – all the world going and coming.

It is to me as a river from which I am

withdrawn like a log after a flood.

And truly the Grand Trunk Road is a wonderful spectacle.

Such a river of life as no where else exists in the world.”

– Rudyard Kipling, Kim

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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