Part 1 of 5: India

After graduating college, McCurry spent a few years at the Today’s Post in King of Prussia, Penn., shooting high school graduations and Kiwanis meetings, honing his skills — but he knew it wasn’t for him. He left for India in 1978, intending to stay for three months. He stayed for two years.

“India was like another planet to me,” he said. “I’ve been back 80 or 90 times … and there’s still many places I haven’t seen.” (+)

You can find all five parts of the Steve McCurry special here. Enjoy!

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