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Steve McCurry Art

American, b. 1950

Steve McCurry is an American photographer who gained international acclaim for his arresting portrait of a young refugee known simply as Afghan Girl.

Originally published on the cover of National Geographic in 1985, the photograph shows a young Pashtun orphan, later identified as Sharbat Gula, who was living in a refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan, during the Soviet Union’s occupation of Afghanistan. The image is emblematic of McCurry’s work, which has brought him to war zones across the globe. Rather than focusing on the violence of the battlefield, McCurry seeks to capture the human face of conflict, distilling what is universal and recognizable in each portrait.

McCurry was born in Philadelphia and attended Penn State University, graduating cum laude with a degree in theater arts in 1974. After several years working at a newspaper in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, he left to work as a freelancer in India, where he honed his skill for capturing unguarded moments in daily life. Just prior to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in 1979, he crossed the border from Pakistan into Afghan rebel–controlled territory, wearing native garb to disguise himself, with rolls of film sewn into his clothing. The photographs he took there were among the first in the world to document the conflict, and his work was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for “photographic reporting from abroad.”

Over the course of his career, McCurry has documented daily life alongside conflicts in Cambodia, the Philippines, the former Yugoslavia, Beirut, Iraq, Afghanistan and Tibet. Though his photos depict serious and sometimes frightening situations, his ability to connect with subjects and capture something of their personalities allows his images to transcend the documentarian distance of wartime journalism. The results are real portraits that happen to be set in tough situations. Welder in a Ship Breaking Yard, Mumbai, India (1994), for instance, reveals only the subject’s eyes, but they’re so intently fixed on McCurry’s lens that they seem to express volumes. Monk Running on Wall (2004) shows a young monk defying gravity as he skitters along an exterior wall of the Shaolin Monastery in Henan, China, over the heads of his friends. Like a Baroque painting, McCurry’s picture captures a moment of dynamic action that reveals something instantly recognizable in a subject from another part of the world.

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Artist: Steve McCurry
Mahout Reads with his Elephant by Steve McCurry, 2010, Digital C-Print
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Mahout Reads with his Elephant by Steve McCurry depicts a man and elephant sitting in a grassy field. The man sits on a rock while he reads his book, and the elephant sits behind him...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Fishermen at Weligama by Steve McCurry, 1995, Digital C- Print
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Fishermen at Wligama by Steve McCurry features four men fishing in the ocean, on the shores of Sri Lanka. Three of the men are sitting on top of tall sticks, perched above the water ...
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1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Afghan Girl poster: Sharbat Gula, Pakistan (Hand Signed by Steve McCurry)
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Steve McCurry Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl, Pakistan (Hand Signed), 1984 Offset Lithograph poster Hand signed by the photographer on the front 24 × 20 inches Unframed This offset litho...
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1980s Realist Steve McCurry Art

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Felt Pen, Lithograph, Offset

Man and Taj Reflection by Steve McCurry, 1999, Digital C-Print
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Man and Taj Reflection by Steve McCurry depicts a man dressed in white, kneeling down to gather water below him. The Taj Mahal is mirrored almost perfectly in the still water. This ...
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1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Steve McCurry Procession of Nuns, Rangoon, Burma, Signed
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Procession of Nuns, Rangoon, Burma, 1994 Signed by Steve McCurry 19 × 23 inches / 50 × 60 cm - paper size Edition of 90 With hand signed, dated ...
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1990s Modern Steve McCurry Art

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Archival Pigment

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival by Steve McCurry, 1994, Digital C-Print
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Ganesh Chaturthi Festival by Steve McCurry features a mass of people walking into the shallow waters of the sea, as part of their celebration. People gather around a large statue of ...
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1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital Pigment

Dust Storm (Vertical) by Steve McCurry, 1983, Digital C-Print, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Dust Storm (Vertical) by Steve McCurry is a 30 x 24 inch Digital C-Print on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss Paper, available in an edition of 75. This photograph features a group...
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1980s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Steve McCurry 'Afghan Girl'
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Steve McCurry Afghan Girl 1984 (printed later C-print on Fuji Crystal archival paper 24 x 20 inches Signed and dated Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contempo...
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1980s Realist Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Afghan Girl with Hands on Face by Steve McCurry, 1984, Digital C-Print
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Afghan Girl with Hands on Face by Steve McCurry presents a powerful portrait. A young girl with piercing green eyes stares off in the distance. She wears a red scarf around her head ...
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1980s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital Pigment

Rajasthan, India 1983
By Steve McCurry
Located in Toronto, ON
4" x 5" Unframed Closed Edition Photograph MAGNUM Photography Hand Signed by Steve McCurry
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

Materials

Archival Paper, C Print, Digital

Afghan refugee - Peshawar, Pakistan
By Steve McCurry
Located in Toronto, ON
4" x 5" Unframed Closed Edition Photograph MAGNUM Photography Hand Signed by Steve McCurry
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital, C Print, Archival Paper

The Golden Rock Beneath Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar, 1994 by Steve McCu
By Steve McCurry
Located in Toronto, ON
4" x 5" Unframed Closed Edition Photograph MAGNUM Photography Hand Signed by Steve McCurry
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

Materials

C Print, Archival Paper, Digital

Fishermen, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, 1995
By Steve McCurry
Located in Toronto, ON
4" x 5" Unframed Closed Edition Photograph MAGNUM Photography Hand Signed by Steve McCurry
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

Materials

Digital, Archival Paper, C Print

Rabari tribal elder, Rajasthan, India 2010
By Steve McCurry
Located in Toronto, ON
4" x 5" Unframed Closed Edition Photograph MAGNUM Photography Hand Signed by Steve McCurry
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital, C Print, Archival Paper

Flower Seller, Dal Lake, Srinigar, Kashmir, 1996 - Steve McCurry
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Flower Seller, Dal Lake, Srinigar, Kashmir, 1996 - Steve McCurry Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Shaolin Monks Training, Zhengzhou, China, 2004 - Steve McCurry
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Shaolin Monks Training, Zhengzhou, China, 2004 - Steve McCurry Signed, affixed with artist's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper...
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Early 2000s Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Tram, Calcutta by Steve McCurry, 1997, Digital C- Print, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Tram, Calcutta by Steve McCurry depicts a bustling intersection. The streets are lined with markets selling fruit, clothes and other varying products. People fill the streets, some w...
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1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Shaolin Monks Training by Steve McCurry, 2004 Digital C-Print, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Shaolin Monks Training by Steve McCurry is listed as a 20 x 24-inch digital c-print, available in an edition of 30. This photograph is printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Moonrise in Mumbai by Steve McCurry, 1994, Digital C-Print, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Moonrise in Mumbai by Steve McCurry is listed as a 20 x 24-inch digital c-print, available in an edition of 30. This photograph is printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss Pape...
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1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Boy in Mid-Flight by Steve McCurry, 2007, Digital C-Print, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Boy in Mid-Flight by Steve McCurry is listed as a 20 x 24-inch digital c-print, available in an edition of 90. This photograph is printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss Paper...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Kashmir Flower Seller by Steve McCurry, 1996, Digital C-Print, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Kashmir Flower Seller by Steve McCurry is listed as a 24 x 20 inch digital c-print, available in an edition of 90. This photograph is printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss P...
Category

1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Widow Exits Restaurant by Steve McCurry, 1992, Digital C-Print, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Widow Exits Restaurant by Steve McCurry is listed as a 20 x 24 inch digital c-print, available in an edition of 30. This photograph is printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss ...
Category

1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Procession of Nuns by Steve McCurry, 1994, Digital C-Print, Color Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Procession of Nuns by Steve McCurry is a 20 x 24 inch digital c-print on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss Paper, available in an edition of 90. T...
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1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

Materials

Digital

Steve McCurry 'Moonrise in Mumbai'
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Steve McCurry Moonrise in Mumbai, 1994 C-print 20x24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in 30x40 edition of 15 40x60 edition of 10
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Taj and Train (Horizontal) by Steve McCurry, 1983, Digital C-Print, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Taj and Train by Steve McCurry is a 20 x 24 inch digital c-print on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss paper, available in an edition of 90. This photograph features two men holding...
Category

1980s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Woman in Canary Burqa by Steve McCurry, 2002, Digital C-Print, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Woman in Canary Burqa by Steve McCurry is a 24 x 20 inch digital c-print on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss paper, available in an edition of 30. This photograph features a portr...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Afghan Girl by Steve McCurry, 1984, Digital C-Print, Portrait Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Afghan Girl by Steve McCurry is a 24 x 20 inch digital C-print on Fujiflex Crystal Archive Supergloss paper. One of Steve McCurry's most iconic images, this photograph features a you...
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1980s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Iceberg by Steve McCurry, 2019, Digital C-Print, Landscape Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Iceberg by Steve McCurry is a 20 x 24 inch digital C-print, printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss Paper. This photograph features a giant iceberg floating in the middle of t...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Mother and Child at Car Window, Bombay by Steve McCurry, 1993, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Mother and Child at Car Window, Bombay by Steve McCurry is a 20 x 24 inch digital C-print, available in an edition of 90. This photograph features a woman in red holding a child, loo...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Afghan Women at Shoe Store, Kabul by Steve McCurry, 1992, Digital C-Print
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Afghan Women at Shoe Store, Kabul by Steve McCurry is a 20 x 24 inch digital C-Print, printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss Paper. This photograph features 5 Afghan women at...
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1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Harvest Market by Steve McCurry, 1992, Digital C-Print, Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in Dallas, TX
Harvest Market by Steve McCurry is a 20 x 24 inch digital C-print, printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Supergloss Paper. This photograph features a man standing in a market, surround...
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1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Sharbat Gula, Peshawar, Pakistan (Hand signed)
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Steve McCurry Sharbat Gula, Peshawar, Pakistan (Hand signed), 2002 Offset lithograph poster (hand signed by Steve McCurry) Boldly signed in black marker by Steve McCurry on the front...
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Early 2000s Realist Steve McCurry Art

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Offset

Steve McCurry 'Afghan Nomad Girl'
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Afghan Nomad Girl 1990 C-Prints printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Super Gloss Paper 60 x 40 inches Signed and numbered edition of 10 with certificate of authenticity Steve McCurry...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

Materials

C Print

Shaolin Monks Training. Zhengzhou. China
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Shaolin Monks Training. Zhengzhou. China, 2004 c print 20 x 24 inches edition of 30 Shaolin monks training Kung Fu from Shaolin Monastery takes martial arts to a brand new level. ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Dust Storm, 1983
By Steve McCurry
Located in ATLANTA, GA
Steve McCurry is an American photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist. His photo Afghan Girl, of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographi...
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20th Century Modern Steve McCurry Art

Materials

C Print

Woman in Black, Yemen
By Steve McCurry
Located in ATLANTA, GA
Steve McCurry is an American photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist. His photo Afghan Girl, of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Man Running by Beach, 2012
By Steve McCurry
Located in ATLANTA, GA
Steve McCurry is an American photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist. His photo Afghan Girl, of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Monsoon Flora, 1985
By Steve McCurry
Located in ATLANTA, GA
Steve McCurry is an American photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist. His photo Afghan Girl, of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographi...
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20th Century Modern Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Boy Between Two Daggers, 1997
By Steve McCurry
Located in ATLANTA, GA
Steve McCurry is an American photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist. His photo Afghan Girl, of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographi...
Category

20th Century Modern Steve McCurry Art

Materials

C Print

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, 1994
By Steve McCurry
Located in ATLANTA, GA
Steve McCurry is an American photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist. His photo Afghan Girl, of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographi...
Category

20th Century Modern Steve McCurry Art

Materials

C Print

Tuareg Woman, 1986
By Steve McCurry
Located in ATLANTA, GA
Steve McCurry is an American photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist. His photo Afghan Girl, of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographi...
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20th Century Modern Steve McCurry Art

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Mixed Media

Candy Factory Worker, 2006
By Steve McCurry
Located in ATLANTA, GA
Steve McCurry is an American photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist. His photo Afghan Girl, of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Steve McCurry Art

Materials

C Print

Steve McCurry 'Kathmandu Valley Harvest'
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
C-Prints printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Super Gloss Paper 20 x 24 inches Signed and numbered edition of 10 with certificate of authenticity Steve McCurry (American, b.1950) is ...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Steve McCurry 'Hilltop View of Chefchaouen'
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
C-Prints printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Super Gloss Paper 40 x 60 inches Signed and numbered edition of 10 with certificate of authenticity Steve McCurry (American, b.1950) is ...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Steve McCurry 'Girl with Green Shawl'
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Girl with Green Shawl 2002 C-Prints printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Super Gloss Paper 24 x 20 inches Signed and numbered edition of 44 of 60 with cert...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Steve McCurry 'Boys Play with Hoops'
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Boys Play with Hoops 2019 C-Prints printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Super Gloss Paper 60 x 40 inches Signed and numbered edition of 10 with certificate...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Steve McCurry 'Afghan Nomad Girl'
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Afghan Nomad Girl 1990 C-Prints printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Super Gloss Paper 60 x 40 inches Signed and numbered edition of 10 with certificate of authenticity Steve McCurry...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Steve McCurry 'Woman enters Medieval Rock-Hewn Church'
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
C-Prints printed on FujiFlex Crystal Archive Super Gloss Paper 30 x 40 inches Signed and numbered edition of 10 with certificate of authenticity Steve McCurry (American, b.1950) is ...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Moonrise in Mumbai
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Steve McCurry Moonrise in Mumbai, 1994 Printed Later C-print 20x24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in 30x40 edition of 15 40x60 edition of 10
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Venice Reflections
By Steve McCurry
Located in Greenwich, CT
Man walking along the canals of Venice Edition of 15
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2010s Steve McCurry Art

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Archival Pigment

Opera Singers, Hong Kong
By Steve McCurry
Located in Greenwich, CT
Opera singers in Hong Kong, China. Edition of 30
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Archival Pigment

Moonrise in Mumbai
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Steve McCurry Moonrise in Mumbai, 1994 C-print 20x24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in 30x40 edition of 15 40x60 edition of 10
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1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Man and Taj Reflection
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Steve McCurry Man and Taj Reflection, 1999 20x24 inch edition of 30 Also available in 30x40 inch edition of 15 40x60 inch edition of 10
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1990s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Shaolin Monks Training. Zhengzhou. China
By Steve McCurry
Located in New York, NY
Shaolin Monks Training. Zhengzhou. China, 2004 c print 20 x 24 inches edition of 30 Shaolin monks training Kung Fu from Shaolin Monastery takes martial arts to a brand new level. ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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C Print

Running at Sunset, Ethiopia
By Steve McCurry
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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Steve McCurry Art

Taj and Train, India
By Steve McCurry
Located in Santa Monica, CA
McCurry is recognized universally as one of today's finest image-makers, has won many of photography's top awards. Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry captures th...
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Digital

Man and Taj Reflection, Agra, India
By Steve McCurry
Located in Santa Monica, CA
signed by artist in ink on verso
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Steve McCurry Art

Dust Storm Horizontal
By Steve McCurry
Located in Santa Monica, CA
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Steve McCurry Art

Steve Mccurry art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Steve McCurry art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, red, orange and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Steve McCurry in c print, pigment print, archival pigment print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Steve McCurry art, so small editions measuring 5 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Patty Carroll, Maggie Taylor, and Andrew Moore. Steve McCurry art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $750 and tops out at $125,000, while the average work can sell for $5,500.
Questions About Steve McCurry Art
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Art photographer Steve McCurry is known for his close-up images of peoples faces, often termed a headshot. McCurry has traveled the globe, capturing conflicts, traditional cultures and scenes from contemporary society. His work often features bright colors in the center of the image, drawing the eye directly to his subject. Shop a selection of Steve McCurry pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.

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