Pleased with his day, a Rabari herdsman leads his animals to the spot where they’ll bed for the night. He’ll sleep with them outdoors on a simple cot called a charpoy.
Steve McCurry has published a new blog post title “The Universal Language” with 20 photos of smiling people. If you feel down maybe this will cheer you up a little…
Steve McCurry, “Geisha in subway” (2007), Kyoto, Japan
This picture reflects the juxtaposition of an ancient tradition in the modern world. The woman is the epitome of elegance in a utilitarian, stark, unromantic setting. It captures the paradox of the classic in a hurried world.
Earlier this month, Photo Booth looked at the New York City subway over time. This week, they’ve curated a selection of contemporary images from subways around the world. Click-through for a slideshow: http://nyr.kr/10JfLhy
(thanks to / via: newyorker)
The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman, sits down with photographer Steve McCurry to talk with him about his work, his influences and more.
This is part one of a five part series.
“Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas, was the last lab on the planet to process Kodachrome and stopped developing the iconic film forever. When Kodak stopped producing the film, they gave me the last roll. When I finished shooting the final frames, I hand-delivered it to Parsons. Here are a few of those last 36 frames.” (Steve McCurry)
Find a video documentary about Steve McCurry’s “The Last Roll of Kodachrome” project here / produced by National Geographic.
Excerpt: To commemorate his reunion with Kodachrome, Steve decides to return to the place where it all began. “After New York, I was thinking: where else in the world can we go to continue this last roll of Kodachrome; and for me, the most logical place - the most visual place - and culturally just amazing… is India.”
In 2009, when Kodak announced that production of Kodachrome film would be coming to an end, legendary photographer Steve McCurry saw an opportunity, and asked if the company would give him the final roll. Given his reputation and the many famed photographs he’s taken on Kodachrome, it’s no surprise Kodak said yes.
As a tribute to this final roll, a crew from National Geographic decided to follow McCurry and document the momentous last 36 frames that would ever be shot on that film — the video above is the result. (read more / via PetaPixel)
You can see the gallery of those final shots on McCurry’s website.
No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World is a group show which is curated by esteemed anthropologist, author and photographer Wade Davis. The images in the exhibit present cultures such as the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal with their 2,500-year-old traditions, and the last rainforest nomads who struggle to survive in Borneo. Among the 24 photographers that take part in the exhibition are Jeroen Toirkens, Edward Burtynsky and Steve McCurry. (thanks to GUP)
Read more here.
Nov. 17, 2012 - Feb. 24, 2013
Photo taken from this wonderful blog post “The World’s Ride”:
It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest event of the nineteenth century.
“The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.”
“Maybe love is like a monsoon rain. When it rains really hard and heavy, it seems like it will never end and we’ll swim in mud forever. But then the wind shifts and the earth grows dry and cracked, every gurgle and ooze tiptoes away and we’re left wishing and waiting for rain again. Maybe love is like that. Maybe the wind shifts and love just tiptoes away.”
(Ann E. Burg, All The Broken Pieces)
Find more amazing photographs and stories on Steve McCurry’s blog.
(thanks to / via: nativethoughts)
“When someone limps through a crosswalk, I smile at them rather than frown at my watch.” (Joel Davis)
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