By Tom Seymour
“It’s like a performing art, photography. You don’t want to be encumbered, you have to be agile and be able to move,” says Steve McCurry.
There’s more than a touch of wanderlust about the 65-year-old from Darby, Pennsylvania. Having photographed for over 40 years across many more countries, McCurry’s images are instantly recognisable, even to the uninitiated.
McCurry might be a photography grandee, but the impulse that made him capture Indian monsoons waist-deep in murky rain water wearing just a shirt and slack, or to smuggle into Afghanistan disguised as a local tribesman, continues to persist.
This independent streak perhaps goes some way …read more