Steve McCurry (born April 23, 1950) is an American photojournalist best known for his photograph, “Afghan Girl” that originally appeared in National Geographic magazine.
His photojournalism career began with his coverage of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. McCurry disguised himself in native dress and hid his film by sewing it into his clothes. His images were among the first of the conflict and were widely published. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad.
McCurry continued to cover international conflicts, including the Iran-Iraq war, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, and Afghanistan. McCurry’s work has been featured worldwide in magazines and he is a frequent contributor to National Geographic. He has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1986.
He currently uses the Nikon D700 and a Hasselblad medium format camera. In an interview, he says, “In the old days, I mainly used prime lenses like a 28mm, a 35mm and a 50mm, but these days, I am happy with the results of my Nikkor 28-70 zoom lens that I find gives me sharp results.”
Capturing the Face of Asia – Interview with Steve McCurry in June 2007 by European Culture and Arts online Magazine “Culturekiosque”
I Visualize Photo Possibilities Wherever I Am – Interview with Steve McCurry in August 2009 by Indian photography web site “Fotoflock.com”
One on One with Riz Khan – Al Jezeera interview by Riz Khan on his work
(from wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_McCurry)