The United Nations International Photographic Council bestowed Steve McCurry with a Special Recognition Award for “ceaseless devotion and outstanding achievement”. And that’s just one honorable note on this celebrated photographer’s list of professional and humanitarian accolades. He’s shot so many memorable moments in the past three decades. Perhaps most recognized is the image of a young Afghan girl that appeared in National Geographic magazine in 1985.
See a few of his stunning images and read our profile of Steve McCurry’s work in the Middle East and his philosophy on being present for all the everyday moments that may become legendary.