Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated from the Pennsylvania State University College of Arts and Architecture with a B.A. in cinematography and history. After working for a newspaper for two years, he left for India to freelance. It was in India that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. If you wait, he realized, people would forget your camera and the soul would drift up into view.
1. “What’s important to my work is the individual picture.”
This is the first thing he said in the Magnum story. “What matters most is that each picture stands on its own, with its own place and feeling. I strive for individual pictures that will burn in people’s memories.”
2. People: “Most of my photos are grounded in people,” says McCurry. “I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face.” He said in the Magnum story that “Getting the light and color right is actually the easy part.” “But there is got to be a purpose to the portrait at another level
摄影师 Steve McCurry 4/28/2009 04:30