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Wall to Wall

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 4, 2012 by stevemccurry


Omo Valley, Ethiopia

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

Karelia, Russia


Walls e
nclose us, exclude us
Keep us in, keep us out
Give testimony, bear witness
I was here.


My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun!
– Langston Hughes

Celebration at the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany

“There are four kinds of people in the world…
Those who build walls.
Those who protect walls.
Those who breach walls.
And those who tear down walls.
Much of life is discovering who you are.
― P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe

“OK” indicates that landmines have been cleared

Kamdesh, Afghanistan

One of the most ancient forms of folk art is the handprint, a decorative mark that
I have photographed on walls in many parts of the world. In this house the
wood-panelled walls are covered with a series of roughly applied impressions of family members’ handprints.


Walls are the publishers of the poor.
– Eduardo Galeano


The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls …
– Paul Simon



New York, USA

New York, USA

Every wall is a door.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Chiang Mai, Thailand

…Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn’t
love a wall …
– Robert Frost

Duomo di Orvieto, Italy


A world without walls is the only sustainable world. . . .
If the world is dominated by people who believe that their races,
their religions, their ethnic differences are the most important factors,
then a huge number of people will perish in this century.
– President Bill Clinton

Steve McCurry at the Great Wall of China near Beijing, China


Oeksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark – Ongoing

Gallery N, Seoul Arts Centre, Seoul, South Korea – Opening on September 12th, 2012

Leica Photokina, Hall 1, Cologne, Germany – September 18, 2012

Centro Municipal de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – October 6th, 2012

Plazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy – October 17, 2012

 Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles – November 15, 2012

 Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg, Germany – January 19, 2013

 Chris Beetles Gallery, London, U.K. – January 2013

 Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland – June 1, 2013

The End of an Era – 1935 to 2010

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2010 by stevemccurry

INDIA-11024Rabari Magician

Today is the day that Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas, the last lab on the planet to process Kodachrome,  stops developing the iconic film forever. When Kodak stopped producing the film last year, they gave me the last roll. When I finished shooting the final frames, I hand-delivered  it to Parsons. Here are a few of those last 36 frames.

USA-10289Actor Robert De Niro in his screening room in Tribeca, NYC

USA-10294Grand Central Terminal, New York, one of the most important and beloved architectural icons in the city

Kodachrome was my mainstay film, the  film I used for 30 years.

INDIA-11028Rabari Girl

INDIA-11034Rabari Woman

I have about 800,000 Kodachrome transparencies in my archive.  It  was probably the greatest film ever made.

TURKEY-10042Turkish photographer Ara Guler, nicknamed “The Eye of Istanbul” is the dean of Turkish Photographers and a friend of the late Henri Cartier-Bresson

INDIA-11037NF2Amitabh Bachchan, the most prominent actor in the history of Indian cinema

USA-10393Elliot Erwitt, Magnum Photographer, known for his wit and whimsical humor, photographed in his studio, Central Park West, NYC

USA-10298I shot the final frame in a cemetery in Parsons, Kansas

“Kodachrome, they give us those nice bright colors they give us the greens of summers, makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah.” -Paul Simon

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