Here we have collected some inspiring sayings/quotes from Master Photographer Steve McCurry.

One Photographer who is famous all over the globe arguably for one picture he shot in his life time named as the afghan girl. Steve McCurry doesn’t need much of an introduction amongst the photographers as well as the ordinary people knowing not much on photography, his name has been a constant ring and more than an iconic voice in respect to the contemporary street, travel and documentary photojournalism of today.

If you want to be a photographer,

 

Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face.

 

What is important to my work is the individual picture. I photograph stories on assignment, and of course they have to be put together coherently. But what matters most is that each picture stands on its own, with its own place and feeling.

 

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.

 

A picture can express a universal humanism, or simply reveal a delicate and poignant truth by exposing a slice of life that might otherwise pass unnoticed.

 

There are certain, inescapable images, forever part of our collective consciousness, that influence who we are, whether we are cognizant of it or not.

 

Just because people use Instagram and take cellphone pictures, it doesn’t mean the pictures are meaningful, anymore than a text somebody sends a friend is great literature.

 

The photograph is an undeniably powerful medium. Free from the constraints of language, and harnessing the unique qualities of a single moment frozen in time.

 

In our contemporary society, one so over-inundated with imagery, it is easy to overlook the power of a single frame to change the way we look at the world, or rally disparate hearts to a single cause. Yet, ours is a society shaped by this very phenomenon.

 

Travel has to be a free flow - an improvised voyage to discovery. You have to budget time for random wandering.

 

In India in particular, where millions have no home but the streets, virtually every life event is carried out in public: prayer, eating, sleeping, nursing, crude dentistry, even bodily functions. In the secular West, where nothing is sacred, everything seems hidden: yet in Asia, where nothing is hidden. Everything is sacred.

 

A still photograph is something which you can always go back to. You can put it on your wall and look at it again and again. Because it is that frozen moment. I think it tends to burn into your psyche. It becomes ingrained in your mind. A powerful picture becomes iconic of a place or a time or a situation.

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