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MJ’s Memorial

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 7, 2009 by stevemccurry

Two weeks ago, Michael Jackson and his producer discussed using my pictures in his upcoming tour during the song, “We are the World.”  Michael was excited by the idea of using my photography during his show.  They said his eyes “lit up” thinking about how the music and pictures would work together.

When Michael died, they asked if they could use my pictures as a montage during the song at the end of the memorial, and I was honored to provide them over the fourth of July weekend.

I remember listening to MJ’s music on my Walkman as I traveled around the Hindu Kush in Afghanistan during the early 1980’s. I could never have predicted that someday the pictures I was taking would be used at his memorial service.


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