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Sacred Trust

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2015 by stevemccurry

There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children.
There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected,
that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want
and that they can grow up in peace.
– Kofi Annan

SAM_2957; Rajasthan, India; 05/2008, INDIA-11398. Girl carrying stone.  retouched_Ekaterina Savtsova 03/19/2015
India

01647_14_esBurma

DSC_8662, Philippines, 01/2014, PHILIPPINES-10139NF4. A boy pushes a cart with wood. Retouched_Ekaterina Savtsova 2/9/2014
Philippines

Hazaras, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2006, AFGHN-13034NF. A father helps his son make candy. MM7424_061007_11017 Confectionary factory, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2006. Pg 234. Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs. retouched_Sonny Fabbri 11/14/2012
Afghanistan

Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together,
and if you continue to use the labor of children as the
treatment for the social disease of poverty,

you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
 –  Grace Abbott

01844_12, Lavazza, Honduras, 2005, HONDURAS-10044NF3. A boy carrying sticks.  retouched_Ekaterina Savtsova 09/05/2014
Honduras

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies is, 
in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are
cold and are not clothed.  This world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists,
the hopes of its children.

–President Dwight David Eisenhower

Shoeshine boy, Lhasa, Tibet, 2000 This shoeshine boy is accustomed to catching the eye of a potential customer. Working on the street, he pauses for a moment to see if McCurry wants more than just a photograph. The numbered stool indicates that he is part of a bigger operation of vendors traversing the city in search of business. Phaidon, Iconic Images, final book_iconic final print_Birmingham retouched_Sonny Fabbri 06/18/2013
Tibet

00544_05. Bangladesh, 1983, BANGLADESH-10014. Young boys carry wood.  Retouched_Ashley Crabill 05/28/2013
India

For the past three decades as I traveled the world on assignment I
 have witnessed children working in fields, factories, ditches, tunnels,
mines, and ship-breaking yards.

An 11-year-old boy stands outside a gold mine where he works in Mindanao, Philippines, 1985. Portraits_Book PORTRAITS_Book
Philippines

Hundreds of millions of children spend their 
childhood working and do not have an opportunity to
play, go to school, or live in a healthy environment.

00485_04, Burma/Myanmar, 03/1995, BURMA-10232. A young girl collects rocks. retouched_Sonny Fabbri 5/21/2013
Burma

There is no room for complacency when 215 million children are still labouring to survive and
more than half of these are exposed to the worst forms of child labour, including slavery and
involvement in armed conflict. We cannot allow the eradication of child labour
to slip down the development agenda — all countries should be striving to
achieve this target, individually and collectively.
– Juan Somavia

Moonsoons, Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1983 NYC62423, MCS1983005 K004 Portraits_Book
Nepal

Amid attempts to protect elephants from ivory poachers and
dolphins from tuna nets,

the rights of children go remarkably unremarked.
– Anna Quindlen

_2SM8311; India, 04/2012, INDIA-11596
India

Child slavery is a crime against humanity.
Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but
I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.
– Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Laureate

A young boy works in a mill in Pul-i- Khumri, Afghanistan, 1992, final print_milan final print_MACRO
Afghanistan

00075_15, Bombay, India, 1993, INDIA-10680NF. A young boy selling flowers. India_Book retouched_Sonny Fabbri 02/25/2015
India

00284_14, Charikar, Afghanistan, 2002, AFGHN-10211. A young miner holds a hammer. NYC65502, MCS2002002 K296 Kabul, Afghanistan, 2002. Pg 236, Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs. final print_milan PORTRAITS_book final print_MACRO retouched_Sonny Fabbri 4/18/2013
Afghanistan

The object of employing children is not to train them,
but to get high profits from their work.
– Lewis Hine, 1908

Bombay/Mumbai, India, 1994, INDIA-10207. Welder in a ship-breaking yard. Vessels from around the world end up in this Bombay/Mumbai ship-breaking yard to be broken down into scrap. This worker is one of the many that reduce these colossal ships to tons of valuable iron. It is a dirty and dangerous job. Before turning to his next task, this worker's eyes catch McCurry's camera. Magnum Photos, NYC5952, MCS1993006 K030. From the tangle of deconstruction in the shipbreaking yard of Bombay, a young welder stepped forward in 1994 to engage the camera. His eyes, redoubled by the goggles on his forehead, draws our gaze away from the ship's empty hold and we wonder about this young man, whose face we cannot read fully, whose head is protected only by the cloth that covers his mouth. The promise of our gaze meeting, through a photograph, the look of another across time, and vastly different spaces is one of the signature strengths of McCurry's art. Bannon, Anthony. (2005). Steve McCurry. New York: Phaidon Press Inc., 27. National Geographic Magazine. Vol. 188, No. 3, pgs.56-57, March 1995, Bombay: India's Capital of Hope. Phaidon, 55, Portraits, South Southeast, Iconic Images, final book_iconic, iconic photographs Goggles and scarf shield this worker from the choking dust and smoke of the ship breaking yard. Old ships are brought from all over the world to be cut up for scrap metal. National Geographic: John McCarry (March 1995) Bombay: India's Capital of Hope, National Geographic. (vol.187 (3)) pp.42-67 Portraits_Book South Southeast_Book Steve Mccurry_Book Iconic_Book PORTRAITS_book Untold_book PORTRAITS_APP final print_MACRO final print_Sao Paulo final print_Birmingham India_Book retouched_Sonny Fabbri 02/26/2015
India

More than 168 million children are trapped in child labour.
More than half of them, 85 million, are in hazardous work.
– International Labour Organization, United Nations

00014_12, Sahel Desert, Niger River, Mali, 1986, MALI-10033. The west African monsoon feeds the Niger River which allows local people to fish. Magnum Photos, NYC62507, MCS1986006 K045. Unguarded Moment_Book final print_UrbanArt'12 retouched_Sonny Fabbri
Mali

02090_10, Afghanistan; 08/1992,  AFGHN-14326NF. Children weaving rugs. retouched_Ekaterina Savtsova 04/16/2015Afghanistan

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One Magical Instant

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2015 by stevemccurry

At one magical instant the page of a book – that string of confused, alien ciphers – shivered into meaning.
Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; At that moment, whole universes opened.
You became, irerevocably, a reader.
– Alberto Manguel

CHINA-10248Hong Kong

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
– Victor Hugo

NEPAL-10108Katmandu, Nepal

Everywhere I go in the world, I see young and old, rich and poor, reading books. Whether readers are engaged in the sacred or the secular, they are, for a time, transported to  another world.

AFGHN-14041 Kabul, Afghanistan

ITALY-10406 Sculpture by Gino Dedomincis, Umbria, Italy

We are familiar with words describing images, but not so familiar with images describing words and the impact reading has on our lives.

TURKEY-10212Istanbul, Turkey

_DSC1209 Havana, Cuba

Garrett Stewart’s book, The Look of Reading: Book, Painting, Text, explores the relationship of reading and art.He points out that a wide array of artists from Rembrandt to  Picasso and Cassatt and dozens more, over the past 500 years have depicted people reading and the “look of reading” on the subjects’ faces.

JAPAN-10138Tokyo, Japan

02053_14Refugee Camp, Peshawar, Pakistan

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
– Jorge Luis Borges

ITALY-10664Assisi, Umbria, Italy

A great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
– Pablo Neruda

RUSSIA-10135 Sicily, Italy

We read to know we are not alone.
– C.S. Lewis

_DSC5709Bangkok, Thailand

USA-10824New York, United States

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
– Anna Quindlen

BURMA-10780NFYangon, Burma

USA-10880 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on… Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.
– Nora Ephron

THAILAND-10074Thailand

02058_07Kashmir

ITALY-10693Italy

_SM14516, Russia, 2010, RUSSIA-10075. A woman reads under a purple umbrella. Retouched_Ashley CrabillRussia

From These Hands, published by Phaidon Press, will be released on May 5.
From the foothills of the Andes to the slopes of Kilimanjaro,
images document the realities of life for the people working
at the source of this familiar commodity – coffee.

Family Matters

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2013 by stevemccurry

AFGHN-10124Returning family of refugees in their destroyed home in Herat, Afghanistan

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction,
the cement that binds closer together,
and the music that brings harmony.
– Eva Burrows

YUGOSLAVIA-10076Bosnia and Herzegovina

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

– Jane Howard

TIBET-10567Tibet

HONDURAS-10006NF3 (1)Honduras

AUSTRALIA-10001NFAustralia

HazarasBamiyan, Afghanistan

The family is the nucleus of civilization.
– Will Durant

BURMA-10626Burma

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.  
–  George Santayana

JAPAN-10152Japan

MAURITANIA-10001NFMauritania

The family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
– Alex Haley

LATIN_AMERICA-10011Peru

INDIA-11112NFIndia

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you,
but at the same time
you carry them with you in your heart,
your mind, your stomach, because 

you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
– Frederick Buechner

BALUCHISTAN-10016Baluchistan, Pakistan

TURKEY-10058Istanbul, Turkey

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where 
individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, 
communication is open, and rules are flexible – 
the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. 
– Virginia Satir

FRANCE-10100NFFrance

My father was an amazing man.
The older I got, the smarter he got.

– Mark Twain

YEMEN-10194Yemen

AFGHN-12369Maimana, Afghanistan

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
– John Bowring

PARAGUAY-10016Paraguay

RUSSIA-10092Russia

The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family.
– Pope John Paul II, Letters to Families, 1994

ITALY-10017Italy

INDIA-11744India

I can’t think of anything to write about except families.
They are a metaphor for every other part of society.
– Anna Quindlen

 

To Light a Fire

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2013 by stevemccurry

To learn to read is to light a fire;
every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

– Victor Hugo

BURMA-10573Burma

ITALY-10406    Umbria, Italy

At one magical instant  the page of a book –
that string of confused, alien ciphers–shivered into meaning. 

Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment,
whole universes opened. 

You became, irrevocably, a reader.
– Alberto Manguel

BURMA-10566 Mandalay, Burma

Everywhere I go in the world, I see young and old,
rich and poor, reading books.
Whether readers are engaged in the sacred or the secular,
they are, for a time, transported to  another world.

AFGHN-12373NF  Bamiyan, Afghanistan

We are familiar with words describing images, but not so
familiar with images describing words and the
impact reading has on our lives.

THAILAND-10147 (1)Thailand

Garrett Stewart’s book, The Look of Reading:
Book, Painting, Text, explores the relationship of

reading and art.He points out that a wide array of artists from Rembrandt to  Picasso and Cassatt
and dozens more,over the past 500 years
have painted people reading and the “look of reading” on the subjects’ faces.

SWITZERLAND-10020NF2
Switzerland

RUSSIA-10075  Moscow, Russia

We read to know we are not alone.
– C.S. Lewis

INDIA-11986India

A great book that comes from a great thinker
is a ship of thought, 
deep freighted with truth and beauty.
– Pablo Neruda

YEMEN-10071, Sana'a, Yemen, 1997. A man reads the Qu'ran.  Yemen

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road.
They are the destination, and the journey.
They are home.
– Anna Quindlen

INDIA-12041India

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
– Jorge Luis Borges

BURMA-10597NFBurma

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!
– Emily Dickinson

TURKEY-10212Turkey

SRILANKA-10087, Sri Lanka, 12/1995, Boy Reading with mother in temple.Sri Lanka

Reading is everything.
Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something,
learned something, become a better person.
Reading makes me smarter.
Reading gives me something to talk about later on…
Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.
– Nora Ephron

JAPAN-10145Japan

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly,
into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.
– Joyce Carol Oates

DSC_1841_sfBurma

ITALY-10512
Italy

UNITED_ARAB_EMIRATES-10004Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
– Joseph Addison

INDIA-10309NF2India

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01098_08; Rome; Italy; 10/1994, ITALY-10268
Italy

00728_128, Hazara, Afghanistan, AFGHN-13113NF3Bamiyan, Afghanistan

FRANCE-10068Lourdes, France

MOROCCO-10059Morocco

AFGHN-13093Afghanistan

Stolen Childhoods

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2013 by stevemccurry

_2SM8311; India, 04/2012, INDIA-11596India

For the past three decades as I traveled the world on assignment I
 have witnessed children working in fields, factories, ditches, tunnels,
mines, and ship-breaking yards.

_PBS6043, Afghanistan, 2008, Hazaras, retouched: 05/27/2013 Kate DaigneaultKabul, Afghanistan

The scope of the problem is vast.
Hundreds of millions of children spend their 

childhood working and do not have an opportunity to
play, go to school, or live in a healthy environment.

INDIA-10461 (1)
India

INDIA-10207 (1)India

Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together, 
and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty,
you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
 –  Grace Abbott

YEMEN-10052NF, Hajjah, Yemen, 1999. A shepherd boy tends to his flock.
Yemen

SAM_2957; Gujarat, Rajasthan, India; 05/22/2008, INDIA-11398India

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies is, 
in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are
cold and are not clothed.  This world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
– Dwight David Eisenhower

PHILIPPINES-10017          Philippines

AFGHN-13034NF (1)Afghanistan

Marpha, Nepal, 1998Nepal

The object of employing children is not to train them,
but to get high profits from their work.

– Lewis Hine, 1908

MALI-10011Mali
Woman and her slave

_SM13419, Myanmar, Burma, 02/2011, BURMA-10283
Burma

There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children.
There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected,
that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want
and that they can grow up in peace.
– Kofi Annan

MALI-10024NF2Mali

00018_02. Millet Farmer, the Sahel, Niger, 1995 The Unguarded MomentNiger

Amid attempts to protect elephants from ivory poachers and dolphins from tuna nets,
the rights of children go remarkably unremarked.
– Anna Quindlen

00492_01 Tibetans, 12/2000.Tibet

_DSC1404, India, INDIA-11497India

BURMA-10232Burma

AFGHN-10025Kabul, Afghanistan

00547_09. Monsoons, Nepal, 1983, 08/1983. A young boy works on a mountainside.Nepal

The real solution is to improve the incomes of the poor and
provide their children with decent education.
– Carol Bellamy

00075_15. Young Boy Selling Flowers, India, 1993India 

Child labour must not become the nation’s social safety net.
– Kailash Satyarthi

BANGLADESH-10014Bangladesh

There is no room for complacency when 215 million children are still labouring to survive and
more than half of these are exposed to the worst forms of child labour, including slavery and
involvement in armed conflict. We cannot allow the eradication of child labour
to slip down the development agenda — all countries should be striving to
achieve this target, individually and collectively.
– Juan Somavia

_PBS6152, Afghanistan, 2008, Hazaras, retouched: 05/27/2013 Kate DaigneaultAfghanistan

AFGHN-12258_newKandahar, Afghanistan

To Fly

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by stevemccurry

To read is to fly:
it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view
over  wide terrains of history,

human variety, ideas, shared experience and the
fruits of many inquiries.

– A. C. Grayling

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road.
They are the destination, and the journey.
They are home.
– Anna Quindlen


Germany

India 

Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something,
learned something, become a better person.
Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on…
Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.
– Nora Ephron

India

Everywhere I go in the world, I see young and old, rich and poor, reading books.  

Whether readers are engaged in the sacred or the secular, they are, for a time,
transported to  another world.

Thailand

India

Reading a good book is a universal activity, and people read while they do
just about everything else, and that includes reading while playing the
piano, which my sister used to do.

Sri Lanka

At one magical instant in your early childhood,
the page of a book–that string of confused, alien ciphers–shivered into meaning.
Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened.
You became, irrevocably, a reader.
– Alberto Manguel

Burma

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly,
into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.
– Joyce Carol Oates

Lourdes, France

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;

they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the
most patient of teachers. 
– Charles William Eliot

Italy

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
– James Russell Lowell

India

We read to know we are not alone. 
– C.S. Lewis

Tibet

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
– Jorge Luis Borges

China

Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still,
retreat or fly into the future.
– Jim Bishop

Thailand


That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book,

and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will
lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive
– all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.
― Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

India

Kashmir

Korea

We live for books.
-Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose 

Canada

Turkey

Afghanistan

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
– Victor Hugo

Italy 

Yemen

I’m old-fashioned and think that reading books is the
most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised.
– Wisława Szymborska
1996 Nobel Prize in Literature

India

Cuba

Japan

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
– Rene Descartes

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