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Steve McCurry Art

Steve McCurry (USA, 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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Man Covered in Powder, Rajasthan, India, 2009 - Portrait Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, ple...
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The Blue City, India, 2010 - Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 75 Steve McCurry (born 1950) is best ...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Shaolin Monks Training, Zhengzhou, China, 2004
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed, affixed with artist's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please conta...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Holi Festival, Rajasthan, India, 1996 - Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, ple...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Fishermen, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, 1995 - Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 90
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Afghan Girl, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984 - Portrait Photography, Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Steve McCurry (born 1950) is best known for his ev...
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1980s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India, 1983
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches From an edition of 90
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Silver Gelatin

Rooftops, Rajasthan, India, 2009
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 60 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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A Decorated Elephant and Sleeping People, India, 2012
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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Man Beneath Stairs, Jodphur, India, 2005
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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Road to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 1992 - Landscape Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed, affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 30
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Stepwell, India, 2002
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Taj and Train, Agra, India, 1983 - Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 90
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Train Station at Old Delhi, India, 1983 - Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, ple...
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Girl With Green Shawl, Peshawar, Pakistan, 2002 - Portrait Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Edition of 60
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Red Boy, Holi Festival, Mumbai, India, 1996
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 60 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Smoking Coal Miner, Pol-E-Khomri, Afghanistan, 2002 - Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 60 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Stepwell and Birds, India, 2012
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Afghan Women at Shoe Store, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper From an edition of 30
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Cluster of Women During a Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India, 1983
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Colourful Prayer Flags, Tibet, 2005
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Market Vendors on Dal Lake, Kashmir, 1999
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Procession of Nuns, Rangoon, Burma, 1994 - Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed, and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 90
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Jodhpur Fruit Vendor, Jodhpur, India, 1996
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Ship Breaking Yard, Karachi, Pakistan, 1985
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital C-Type print 20 x 24 inches From an edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the g...
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Pigeon Feeding Near Blue Mosque, 1991
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Train Station, Agra, India
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print, printed 2014 20 x 24 inches From an edition of 30 Also available in 2 larger sizes, please ...
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Mujahideen Stand Atop a Mountain in the Hindu Kush, 1984
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 30 Also available in 2 larger sizes, please contact t...
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Calcutta, India, 1996
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Ship Breaking Yard, Mumbai, India, 2006
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, New York, 1994
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Blue Mosque, Mazar I Sharif, Afghanistan, 1991
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 60 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Tram, Calcutta, India, 1996
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Fisherman, Dal Lake, Kashmir, 1999
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Rajasthan Shadows, Rajasthan, India, 2009 - Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, ple...
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Lux Soap, Rangoon, Burma, 1994
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Herat After Ten Years of Bombing, Herat, Afghanistan, 1992
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Kabul, Afghanistan, 2003
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Silver Gelatin

Villagers Participating in the Holi Festival, Rajasthan, India, 1996
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Moonrise in Mumbai, India, 1994
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Boats on the Sulu Sea, Philippines, 1985
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Geisha in Subway, Kyoto, Japan, 2007 - Colour Photography, Portrait Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper From an edition of 30 Exhibited: steve mccurry, se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Young Mujahideen on Swing, 1980
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches From an edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the g...
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Silver Gelatin

Mujahideen Leader Speaks to Fighters, Afghanistan, 1980
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches From an edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the galle...
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1980s Steve McCurry Art

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Silver Gelatin

A Villager Participating in the Festival of Holi, Rajasthan, India, 1996
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Camels in Dust Storm, India, 2010
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 75 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Mingun Pagoda, Mandalay, Burma, 1994 - Colour Photography, Landscape Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed, affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 60 Also available in two larger sizes, please...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Flower Seller, Kashmir, India, 1998
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper From an edition of 30
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Silver Gelatin

Monk at Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet, 2000 - Portrait Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print, printed 2014 20 x 24 inches From an edition of 30 Also available in 2 larger sizes, plea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Afghan Women at Shoe Store, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches From an edition of 30 Also available in 2 larger sizes, please contact the gal...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Three Men on Steps, Jodhpur, India, 1996
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 60 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Man with Many Bells, Guwahati, Assam, India, 2001
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please contact the gallery f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Father and Daughter at Home in Nuristan, 1992
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in one larger size, please contact the gallery fo...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Camel Caravan, Southern Afghanistan, 1980
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital C-type print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 30 Also available in a larger size, please contact the gallery for more...
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21st Century and Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Man in Bamiyan Mosque, 2006
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper From a limited edition of 30 Steve McCurry (born...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Mother and Child at Car Window, Bombay, India, 1993 - Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 90 Also available in a larger size, please conta...
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1990s Steve McCurry Art

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Boy In Mid-Flight, Jodhpur, India, 2007- Colour Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 90 Also available in a larger size, p...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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Boat Covered in Snow in Sankei-En Gardens, Japan, 2014 - Landscape Photography
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Signed and affixed with artist's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper Edition of 30 Also available in two larger sizes, please co...
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2010s Contemporary Steve McCurry Art

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