Steve McCurry was born on April 23, 1950.
His main style of photography was portraits and he traveled all over the world to do so.
He was an expert when it came down to his photo composition.
He worked for National Geographic magazine.
He took his photos with a 105mm f/2.5 lens on a Nikon FM2 with Kodachrome 64 slide film.
He often attempted to capture the beauty of natural light, especially during the ''golden hour''.
Henry Cartier Bresson influenced his work and photography.
"He crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. When he emerged, he had rolls of film sewn into his clothes and images that would be published around the world as among the first to show the conflict there." - National Geographic.com
I selected this photographer because the Nat Geo aspect appealed to me. I was very surprised to learn about him and his accomplishments. My favorite aspect about his photography is his choices of lighting he uses.