Just a Moment

AFGHN-12772Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth
plants something in his soul.
– Thomas Merton

INDIA-10720Jodhpur, India

This moment is your life
– Omar Khayyam


Know the true value of time;
snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.
– Lord Chesterfield

TIBET-10009Monk at Jokhang Temple, Tibet

Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks,
months, or years, but of moments.
– Sarah Breathnach


At any given moment in our lives, there are certain things
that could have heppened but, didn’t.
The magic moments go unrecognized, and
then suddenly, the hand of destiny changes everything.
– Paulo Coelho



Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
– Walt Whitman



This moment contains all moments.
– C. S. Lewis


Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment…
– Martin Luther King, Jr


Rejoice in the things that are present;
all else is beyond thee.
– Montaigne


Forever is composed of nows.
– Emily Dickinson


_SM14180, Myanmar, Burma, 02/2011, BURMA-10314Burma

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of
opportunities and look toward another land.
There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
–  Henry David Thoreau



The dream was always running ahead of me.
To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.
– Anais Nin


In a person’s lifetime there may be not more than half a dozen occasions that
he can look back to in the certain knowledge that right then, at that moment,
there was room for nothing but happiness in his heart.
– Ernestine Gilbreth Carey


Very honored to receive the award of  Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France, by the Minister of French Culture.

109 Responses to “Just a Moment”

  1. Your all images are outstanding and unique. Through pictures you are trying to show real India . http://www.joyousindia.com

  2. […] Jokhang Monastery. Lhasa, Tibet. And Potala Palace. And the Sera monastery and the Monks’ Debates […]

  3. مهرداد Says:

    i enjoyed all your photos.

  4. i love love love love love it!!!!!

  5. maude marriott Says:

    stunning just stunning all of them.

  6. Excellent post! We will be linking to this great post on our site.

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  8. Outstanding photography – you are a great artist!

  9. larrybosco Says:

    Joyce, Enjoy

  10. you guys are awesome ! I am surprise to see your amazing photo-gallery.

  11. Simply incredible!

  12. Reblogged this on good morning and bom dia! and commented:
    I absolutely loved Steve McCurry’s work when I saw his exhibition in São Paulo last year, especially photos from Afghanistan and India.

  13. Fantastic pictures for a striking report about so poor people whose children have to work ti survive!

  14. The photo of the man running by the water is quite probably the best photo I’ve ever seen. The shadow you caught was perfect.

  15. Reblogged this on Today, on Earth and commented:

  16. Fantastic photos! Thank you so much.

  17. These captures and quotes leave me speechless – so much beauty!!

  18. I just want to say that i LOVE your pictures, it is just an inspiration to me, to help me to believe that true things still exists . When i look at your pictures i know exactly what i want to do with my life .. It is really encouraging because i truly think i understand your pictures as i understand mine when i look at them. I hope i could be as brilliant as you are some day . Thank you for all these amazing pieces of life.

  19. Hi there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website
    with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and
    will be tweeting this to my followers! Fantastic blog and fantastic
    design and style.

  20. […] Steve produces sets of his pictures around a theme, if you have just a moment then have a look at these […]

  21. S. N. Rama Raju Says:

    Lovely photographs with human touch !

  22. Reblogged this on Ideas_R_Bulletproof and commented:
    some extraordinary works of Steve McCurry…….

  23. Your brilliant images are such an inspiration! I love your posts.

  24. J Michael Says:

    Incredible site! I thank you for sharing.

  25. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

  26. Congratulations Steve, well-deserved. You inspire us all.

  27. your pictures are amazing:)

  28. yu inkol Says:

    Afther 20 years with camera, I never had such fantastic pictures..
    Reasons may I never out of Suday phtographers atitute…
    Anway you show me great pictures..Many thanks for Steve!!!

  29. Reblogged this on The Tromp Queen and commented:
    Take a few moments to look through these lovely photographs by Steve McCurry and to read the thought provoking quotes he adds between the photographs. Enjoy!

  30. Mary Ann Says:

    Wonderful pictures and very true sayings most enjoyable.

  31. Reblogged this on Sanuk.

  32. Silvia Says:

    Great photos, as usual!

  33. […] It was a delicious moment watching your amazing photos… … Thank you for providing me with inspiration today. Reply … Another amazing set of photos, Steve. … Breathtaking pictures, especially the ones with running people.  […]

  34. Have seen many of above photographs many times before and every time they look fresh. To be true Steve I don’t read the quotes; these images alone are quotes. Love.

  35. Reblogged this on Neverending1's Blog and commented:
    These photos are so beautiful, I just have to re-blog them so you can see them. I know it has nothing to do with gang stalking, but maybe it’ll take your mind off it. Enjoy!

  36. Every time I see your photos, I’m left speechless. You have a great gift. I’m going to repost this, even though my blog has nothing to do with traveling or photos. I wish it did.

  37. Congratulations on your award. Your photography is excellent.



  39. Reblogged this on PGS – The Way and commented:
    One of my favourite photographers – Steve McCurry

  40. poignant photos – thank you for sharing them…

  41. poignant pictures…thanks for sharing …

  42. angelika Says:

    tthank you so much for sharing.

  43. Younes Says:

    I always get lost in memories, lands, colors and even more, each time I look at every single picture…it’s a journey through the world consciousness. Thank you!

  44. Phenomenal moments in time! . . . As always, very moving photos and narrative!

  45. Anonymous Says:


  46. Duncan_M Small Says:

    Your blog email photo collections always brighten my day. They engage on so many levels (natural wonders, HCB like decisive moments, humour, contemplation etc)…as well as being just wonderful photographs. Thank you!

    Duncan M Small duncanmsmall@hotmail.com

    Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 15:33:35 +0000 To: duncanmsmall@hotmail.com

  47. Thank you for sharing. Beauty is in your soul

  48. The colours, light and textures are just amazing…always. Not to mention the subject matter and being in the right place at the right time. Once again absolutely stunning. Can’t wait for the next post.

  49. You are the best photograher I ve ever known capturing the moments of life stunningly!

  50. Tea Fledderus Says:

    Amazone pics! Love it!

  51. Anonymous Says:

    i wanna say ,, thank you

  52. rajeev jain Says:


  53. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Steve,
    Your pics are really a joy for my eyes and my soul! Thanks a lot…for Your Art.



  55. liliana neyra tijero Says:

    no interesa en el instante que estes tu lente es tan preciso que no necesitas salir a buscar el momento ,se te da solo
    FELICITACIONES!!!!!!!!! tu trabajo es magnifico y gracias por compartirlo.

  56. As always – but more so with these – I just didn’t want to leave!!! Thank you for these moments.

  57. If only I can find words to explain how much I love your story telling…

  58. […] as Steve McCurry quotes on his latest blog entry (which if you have not seen, please stop reading this right now and go look at breathtaking photos […]

  59. Extraordinary!

  60. Anonymous Says:

    ho dipinto in un quadro due delle tue foto sono meravigliose riflettono momenti di vita piena grazie

  61. Brilliant journalistic travel photography.

  62. true moments indeed. I particularly liked the pics from the African continent.

  63. Anonymous Says:

    It was a delicious moment watching your amazing photos……

  64. Your photos are stunning.

  65. Reblogueó esto en alter egoy comentado:

  66. Beautiful, fantastic !!!

  67. Your work takes my breath away, Steve! You broaden my world with each post, each photo, each quote. Thank you.

  68. keep going on, Steve…

  69. Hi Steve,

    Could I take the first photo of this post to comment about education in my blog?


  70. As usual, incredible shots…The second photograph, with the child running out, is an epic moment.

    Thanks for share Steve.

  71. rodharvey Says:

    Fantastic compositions…inspiring photography. Love the Ethiopian ‘jumping’ image!

  72. Absolute perfection…the photos and the quotes. Thank you for providing me with inspiration today.

  73. Lizzie Says:

    Reblogged this on Art, Books and Seven League Boots and commented:
    Some truly astounding photography and beautiful accompanying quotes…

  74. Awesome set of pictures Steve!!!

  75. Gratiela Says:

    amazing photos…with soul….app only for ipad ?????

  76. mario Says:

    Thanks for yourgoodness and sensibility.
    Following you

  77. “Life is made of moments”, specially for a photographer, who is always chasing and catching them!!

  78. Outstanding as usual a trip through time

  79. I love your photography, absolutely stunning!

  80. Your gaze at the world is amazing always !!

  81. Absolutely gorgeous and touching photographs! I had to keep looking at them over and over again.

  82. Truly unique captures!!!

  83. Very unique captures!!!

  84. Another amazing set of photos, Steve. I’m always thrilled to get your posts in my inbox. They’re all stunning, but the last one blew me away. The monk in Tibet, the boy running through the streets of India with the handprints on the walls, the long-neck woman peacefully reading a book…. all such great captures and beautifully composed.

  85. I have just discovered your work.. I feel blessed to be able to lay eyes on your amazing photo’s! I love your work!

  86. it’s a feast for eyes embellished with deeply truthful words. Thank you, Mr McCurry. I love the way you see the world

  87. i always love your photos

  88. I love your photos…each moment touch my heart.

  89. Reblogged this on Rasmines Photography and commented:

  90. Breathtaking pictures, especially the ones with running people.
    A dance of light and darkness, one like no other.

  91. Karanveer Says:

    God bless you sir !!! Thank you for showing us all the true power of photography …. !!! Each of your picture speak volumes … and these are all gonna be Epic chapters in the history of photography one day !!!

    -Heartiest gratitude !!

  92. Some extraordinary collection Steve !

  93. Amazing captures,, how are you able to be present at the right moment at right place? Magic may be?

  94. Wilmien Says:

    Gods and goddesses. Truly magnificent. Your eyes, truly blessed, your spirit, truly journeying. Your generosity in sharing your perceptions, a true gift. Thank you.

  95. Thank you for posting these wonderful photographs.

  96. Anita Nichols Says:

    Monk at Jokhang Temple, Tibet is a stunning photography and speaks to all mankind. Just breath taking!

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