Archive for December, 2012

Home Again

Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2012 by stevemccurry


Home is the nicest word there is.
– Laura Ingalls Wilder


Hazara Neighborhood, Kabul, Afghanistan



Drying Coffee, Brazil

It takes a lot of living to make a house a home
It doesn’t make any difference how rich you get to be
How much your chairs and tables cost, how great your luxury
It isn’t home to you though it be the palace of a king,
Until somehow your soul is wrapped round everything.
– Paraphrase of Edgar Guest poem, Home

MALI-10069, 00365_17, Sahel, Mali, 1986


A  home is one of the most sacred of places.
It is a sanctuary into which men flee from the world’s perils and alarms.
It is a resting-place to which at close of day the weary retire to gather new strength for the
battle and toils of tomorrow.
It is the place where love learns its lessons,

where life is schooled into discipline and strength, where character is molded.
– J.R. Miller


Three years after the earthquake, L’Aquila, Italy

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
–  Bashō Matsuo


Refugee Camp, Peshawar, Pakistan



Qala-e Sabzi, Afghanistan

All journeys eventually end in the same place, home.
–  Chris Geiger


Tanzania near Mt. Kilamanjaro

Nor need we power or splendor,
wide hall or lordly dome;
the good, the true, the tender-
these form the wealth of home.
– Sarah J. Hale


Manila, Philippines

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



Home is where one starts from.
– T.S. Eliot






All language is a longing for home.
– Jalaluddin Rumi, 13th-Century Persian poet



My home is my retreat and resting place …

I try to keep this corner as a haven
against the tempest outside,
as I do another corner in my soul.
– Michel de Montaigne


Manila, Philippines

Home is people. Not a place.
If you go back there after the people are gone,

then all you can see is what is not there any more.
– Robin Hobb


Varanasi, India

…Home is where, when you cross its threshold, you finally feel at peace.
–  Dennis Lehane

Kabul, Afghanistan, 2002, final print_milan

Kabul, Afghanistan

A home without a cat — and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat —
may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?
– Mark Twain



Home should be an oratorio of the memory,
singing to all our after life melodies and harmonies of
old remembered joy.
– Henry Ward Beecher


Baluchistan, Pakistan




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2013 Pirelli Calendar – The Cal™

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2012 by stevemccurry

Being selected to shoot the 2013 Pirelli Calendar was a great honor, and the
beauty of Rio made it
the perfect backdrop.


I wanted to photograph a mix of everyday people combined with a very special group of women
known not only for their talent and beauty, but also for their charitable work and
contributions to
their communities.


Rio’s varied landscapes of ocean, mountains and jungle, combined with a dynamic urban
culture, made it a wonderful location to shoot  the calendar.

BRAZIL-10059 Adriana Lima
Adriana is currently working with Bill Clinton’s global initiative in Haiti.
The aim of the Clinton initiative is to help support and develop
the local Haitian economy.

Behind the scenes Pirelli The Cal 2013 by Steve Mc CurryIsabelli Fontana
Isabeli is currently the Brazilian Ambassador for an organization
that works in collaboration with Save the Children.


Summer  Rayne  Oakes
A true ‘eco-optimist’, her environmental activism has been widely acknowledged and honored by
Vanity Fair, CnBC, outside magazine and many others.

BRAZIL-10079Sonia Braga
Sonia Braga is a tireless advocate of childrens’ rights, especially their rights to a
proper education.


Rio’s people are every bit as amazing as the spectacular landscapes; I was inspired by their
hospitality, warmth and generosity.


I enjoy photographing wall art all over the world; the spirit of Rio came alive through the images and words on the walls.


Sophia Loren

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