Steve McCurry By Margaret Murray

Steve McCurry

WHO ARE THEY

Steve McCurry was born on February 24th 1950 he is an American photographer he has worked in photojournalism and editorial. He is best known for his 1984 photograph 'Afghan Girl' which originally appeared in National Geographic magazine

WHAT THEY ARE KNOWN FOR

Steve was known for his 1984 photograph "Afghan Girl 12-year-old Pashtun orphan in the Nasir Bagh refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. The image itself was named as "the most recognized photograph" in the history of the National Geographic magazine, and her face became famous as the cover photograph on the June 1985 issue. The photo has also been widely used on Amnesty International brochures, posters, and calendars. The identity of the "Afghan Girl" remained unknown for over 17 years until McCurry and a National Geographic team located the woman, Sharbat Gula, in 2002. McCurry said, “Her skin is weathered; there are wrinkles now, but she is as striking as she was all those years ago.

The Afghan Girl

WHAT PROCESS THEY WHERE KNOWN FOR

He was a portrait documentary photographer and his Kodachrome and his vibrate colours. The image of a young Afghan girl named Sharbat Gula. He used a Nikon FM2 camera and with a Nikkor 105mm F2.5 lens. The photographer behind the iconic image is Steve McCurry. He took the photo with a 105mm f/2.5 lens on a Nikon FM2 with Kodachrome 64 slide film . He now shoots with a 28-70mm zoom lens, reasoning that: “Today I use a Nikon D700 DSLR and a Hasselblad medium format camera

THE CAMERA AND EQUIPMENT USED IN THE PROCESS

Kodachrome Film
The Nikon FM2 Film Camera
The D700 DSLR Camera

VISUAL EXAMPLES OF FINISHED PRINTS

The Afghan Girl
The Story

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