~~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.
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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
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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
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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.
~~PLEASE SEE STEVEN’S FULL POST HERE~~
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1999, INDIA-10223NF. A man takes a drink of water from the river.
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“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 It is to me as a river from which I am withdrawn like a log after a flood.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