Steve McCurry interview: "I've got 140,000 photos on my phone"

McCurry: The Pursuit of Color
Holi Man.Rajasthan, India, 1996 (Image credit: Steve McCurry)

For more than forty years, Steve McCurry has traveled the world capturing the people and places he’s visited. From refugee camps in Afghanistan to the jungles of Uganda and the streets of India, McCurry’s compassion for his subjects is unwavering.

Steve McCurry: The Pursuit of Color is a documentary directed and produced by Steve’s long-term friend; filmmaker Denis Delestrac. McCurry has dedicated four decades to telling other people’s stories but The Pursuit of Color is the story of his extraordinary life – the beginnings, the hardships faced, and how his career took off. 

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been an iconic photographer and photojournalist for over fifty years. His photo Afghan Girl, has been featured on the cover of National Geographic several times, and he has photographed many assignments for the publication. McCurry and has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1986, and his body of work spans conflicts, ancient traditions, culture and travel, yet always retains the human element.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.