Where We Live


 Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
– Charles Dickens


 Home is where the heart is.
Pliny The Elder,  A.D. 23-79


KASHMIR-10096 Kashmir


 The home should be the treasure chest of living.
– Le Corbusier





It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home.
– Rumi, (Jalal Al-Din Rumi, 1207 – 1273)

TIBET-10649 Tibet

TIBET-10908 Tibet


 One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.
– Margaret Mead

SOUTH_AFRICA-10029NF4 South Africa

SRILANKA-10101Sri Lanka


What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts
are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the
head and heart?
– Orison Swett Marden


HONDURAS-10006La Fortuna, Honduras

Bring love into your home for this is where our
love for each other must start.
– Mother Teresa


PARAGUAY-10016 Paraguay 

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
–  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


My home…It is my retreat and resting place from wars,
I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest
outside, as I do another corner in my soul.
– Michel Eyquem De Montaigne, 1533 – 1592

PHILIPPINES-10012NF Philippines 

Home is any four walls that enclose the right people. 
– Helen Rowland


PAKISTAN-10023 Pakistan

Every one of us needs a home. The world needs a home.
There are so many young people who are homeless.
They may have a building to live in, but they are homeless in their hearts.
That is why the most important practice
of our time is to give each person a home.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

IRELAND-10009 Ireland

ITALY-10292 Italy


Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home…

– John Howard Payne

U P C O M I N G   E X H I B I T I O N S

3-5 Swallow Street
London W1B 4DE
September 7 – 24, 2011

2525 Michigan Ave #A1
Santa Monica, CA 90404
September 10 – December 1, 2011
735 Main Avenue
Durango, CO
September 9 – October 21, 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art
Rome, Italy
December 1, 2011 – May 1, 2012

54 Responses to “Where We Live”

  1. Cool photo essay idea with lots of great photos.

  2. Subrata Ghosh Says:

    Home sweet Home. !!!!!!

  3. Great post and definitly worthy of my thank you comment.:)

  4. Kallol Majumder Says:

    Steve is my idol. His timing , composition and placement of himself are amazing. A very simple shot becomes wonderful. I am grateful to him as I have learn t a lot of photography from his technique . Thank you Steve……

  5. Truly Amazing and poignant I will spend many happy hours just going through your photos, I fell in love with Kashmir the boats and the river amazing but your vision is just brilliant.

    Kudos to you.

  6. I saw this series several times…
    One of the best ever !

  7. Amazing photos.

  8. amazing collection of images

  9. margarida marques Says:

    This shows how privileged I am … I feel ashamed with the unfair distribution of wealth in our world where, with a little bit of effort, everybody could properly eat and live a decent life.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Love the Pakistan photo with the light beam through the door. What settings did you use to capture that combination of light and dark?

  11. Kathleen mccurry-clark Says:

    Eye opening and very moving. I wonder what they think of our American homes

  12. Always inspiring. I have made myself at home here.

  13. Great selection of images. Love the one taken in Pakistan.The way the entering visitor cuts through the beam of light with a wave of his hand and the waiting man+ sleeping child in foreground are just brilliant. What a moment to capture!

  14. Caro Sr Steve
    ter uma casa, um lar é ter para onde voltar, quantas pessoas no mundo nao tem para onde voltar?
    Lindas fotos e um tema excepcional, hoje no brazil temos muita gente morando na rua ou vivendo em situaçoes deploraveis

  15. steve mccurry is one of my all time idol, all of your work are truly inspiring..

  16. […] 2011/08/29 por OSLE    Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. – Charles Dickens      Yemen    Home is where the heart is. Pliny The Elder,  A.D. 23-79      Mali       Kashmir      Philippines    The home should be the treasure chest of living. – Le Corbusier     Morocco      Mauritania         Afghanistan    It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going awa … Read More […]

  17. inspiring work!!
    so simple, yet so important…. an idea is everything in telling a story…

  18. When are you going to exhibit in Vancouver, BC, Canada??

  19. Wow, all these pictures are beautiful. It takes serious guts to photograph strangers, and real generosity on their part to share their homes with you. Way powerful.
    Where in Paraguay was your photo taken? It looks like deep in the campo.

  20. Thanks for sharing such wonderful work!

  21. Nestor Maniebo Pestelos Says:

    Your photos are powerful statements about the state of poverty in the world today. Let’s hope governments and civil society institutions will continue to exert efforts to help the neediest. Thank you for the thought-provoking images.

  22. your home presents your presents,Steve, you show this in your facinating photos.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    your home presents your presence,you show this by your greatfull photos,Steve. i love what you do!


    Amazing ,makes me aware of the sameness of all humans
    on earth and how important belonging, peace and stability
    is .Your images always evoke some emotion in me. Thank You

  25. I love the descriptions you provide, words are so powerful.
    More importantly the images of home cover a very diverse range. Thank you for sharing they are inspirational images of home

  26. congratulations for this nice job !

  27. Stunning shots, great photography!

  28. amazing pic heart tuching

  29. Anonymous Says:

    this pic are amazing it tuch the heart

  30. Touching Photos…..Thanks

  31. The pictures and the words – inspiring, profound, amazing. Thanks for sharing, Steve!

  32. Unusual and simple subject presented so beautifully by you as usual !

  33. Anonymous Says:

    Unusual and simple subject presented so beautifully by you as usual !

  34. susana gonzález murphy Says:

    Thanks for that nice pictures full of life

  35. Home is where I do not have to explain myself.

  36. Another great collection from you. I have always admired your work. All the pictures are great but the picture from Pakistan is the best one !

  37. I think Steve is a follower of the late Cartier Bressson. He is very good at finding “The Decisive Moment…”

  38. This series is quite remarkable. A hearty golf clap from me, sir!

  39. As Mom and a photographer, these images reflect home in a warm welcoming way. Your quotes enhance, even more, your striking collection. Thank you Steve.

  40. Loved it..
    Each capture was perfect !!!

  41. Thank you for your inspirational photos, Mr. Mc Curry.

  42. A simple concept portrayed beautifully. Love your work Steve!

  43. I love how you choose subjects. Great! as allways.

  44. Thank you.

  45. So heart touching mix of words and pictures. So wise, so true…the world is so diverse, but people’s hearts needs are the same everywhere.

  46. Stunning images. I have always admired your work. The images touch me..Love the photo of the home in Yemen. So beautiful!!

  47. Amazing series. Never seen Afghanistan like that before!

  48. I love this “Home is any four walls that enclose the right people.” – Helen Rowland. It puts a different perspective to the photos.

  49. Steve,
    It is wonderful how you have given life and a home to these photographs so they can continue to touch and be felt, as they do so well here. Bravo, Peter

  50. hey yo,

    I follow you as all teachers do and you are the best one ..


  51. Yemen and Mali houses looks beautiful than the most modern houses. Picture of Paraguay house and family is very nice.

  52. speechless….

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