The chronicles of a amateur shutterbug that zigs when everbody else zags...
This photo sent to me by my cousin was taken in #December #1978 while visiting family in Calcutta, India. Me sitting on my cousins Guy’s lap and a family friend in a rickshaw. This #rickshaw man would come to my Aunts house every morning just to take me up and down the street for free. It just goes to show that people with so little would give so much just to make a kid smile. Just an amazing #experience for me and all thanks to my #mom for making it possible. #bofoto #bowfoto #bowphoto #india #canada #canadian #travel #tb #vacation #travel #trip #away #roadtrip
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American photojournalist 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 Mujahideen, 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.