Born in Philadelphia in 1950, Steve McCurry started work as a photographer for a local newspaper.
After three years he was sent to India as a freelance journalist and produced his first portfolio based on photos from that trip.
After the publication of his first major work on Afghanistan, he collaborated with some of the most prestigious magazines: Time, Life, Newsweek, Geo and National Geographic.
Sent to a variety of war zones, from Beirut to Cambodia, from Kuwait to the former Yugoslavia, Steve McCurry has always crossed the frontline and risked his life to photograph conflicts across the world.
A member of the Magnum agency since 1985, he has on several occasions received the World Press Photo Award, considered to be the Nobel Prize for photography.