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Steve McCurry

5 out of 5

World-Renowned National Geographic Photographer; Founder of ImagineAsia

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Steve McCurry Biography

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 40 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and another of film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.

It was after several months of travel that he found himself crossing the border into Pakistan. There, he met a group of refugees from Afghanistan, who smuggled him across the border into their country, just as the Russian Invasion was closing the country to all western journalists. Emerging in traditional dress, with full beard and weather-worn features after weeks embedded with the Mujahideen, McCurry brought the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan, putting a human face to the issue on every masthead.

Since then, McCurry has gone on to create stunning images on all seven continents and countless countries. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.

McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture has also appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters and most recently, the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

McCurry has published books including "The Imperial Way" (1985), "Monsoon" (1988), "Portraits" (1999), "South Southeast" (2000), "Sanctuary" (2002), "The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage" (2003), "Steve McCurry" (2005), "Looking East" (2006), "In the Shadow of Mountains" (2007), "The Unguarded Moment", (2009), "The Iconic Photographs" (2011), "Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs" (2013), "From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail" (2015), "India" (2015), and "On Reading" (2016), "Afghanistan" (2017), "A Life in Pictures" (2018), "Animals" (2019), "In Search of Elsewhere" (2020), and "Stories & Dreams: Portraits of Childhood", (fall 2021).

Speaking Topics
  • Search for the Afghan Girl

    His iconic image of the young Afghan refugee girl resonated more than any National Geographic cover in recent memory. McCurry would search the Afghanistan/Pakistan border camps for 20 years before finding Sharbat Gula again to learn her story.

  • Close Calls

    On assignment for National Geographic, McCurry has had his share of close calls—surviving a plane crash into a lake in the Balkans; riding in a lost plane, searching for the runway as it runs out of fuel over Africa; being attacked by a mob during a religious frenzy; and twice reported killed—and has emerged to tell the tales, crediting a mix of good fortune, destiny, and more than one heroic bystander.

  • Steve McCurry: Face to Face

    Stories have the power to inspire, motivate, transform, and heal, but before a photographer can get to the story he or she must first find a way to connect with total strangers. Go behind the scenes with this master photographer as he shares his method for capturing the essence of a person through the art of portraiture.

  • Stories From the Field

    McCurry shares highlights from his career on the road with National Geographic, along with some of the most fascinating stories his photography subjects have shared with him.

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Books
Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs

Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs

Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs: Standard Edition

Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs: Standard Edition

Steve McCurry: The Unguarded Moment

Steve McCurry: The Unguarded Moment

Steve Mccurry: In the Shadow of Mountains

Steve Mccurry: In the Shadow of Mountains

South Southeast

South Southeast

Portraits

Portraits

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    Booking fees for Steve McCurry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Steve McCurry, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Steve McCurry?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steve McCurry for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve McCurry for your next private or corporate function.
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Steve McCurry

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World-Renowned National Geographic Photographer; Founder of ImagineAsia

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Steve McCurry Biography

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 40 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and another of film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.

It was after several months of travel that he found himself crossing the border into Pakistan. There, he met a group of refugees from Afghanistan, who smuggled him across the border into their country, just as the Russian Invasion was closing the country to all western journalists. Emerging in traditional dress, with full beard and weather-worn features after weeks embedded with the Mujahideen, McCurry brought the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan, putting a human face to the issue on every masthead.

Since then, McCurry has gone on to create stunning images on all seven continents and countless countries. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.

McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture has also appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters and most recently, the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

McCurry has published books including "The Imperial Way" (1985), "Monsoon" (1988), "Portraits" (1999), "South Southeast" (2000), "Sanctuary" (2002), "The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage" (2003), "Steve McCurry" (2005), "Looking East" (2006), "In the Shadow of Mountains" (2007), "The Unguarded Moment", (2009), "The Iconic Photographs" (2011), "Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs" (2013), "From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail" (2015), "India" (2015), and "On Reading" (2016), "Afghanistan" (2017), "A Life in Pictures" (2018), "Animals" (2019), "In Search of Elsewhere" (2020), and "Stories & Dreams: Portraits of Childhood", (fall 2021).

Steve McCurry Speaking Topics

  • Search for the Afghan Girl

    His iconic image of the young Afghan refugee girl resonated more than any National Geographic cover in recent memory. McCurry would search the Afghanistan/Pakistan border camps for 20 years before finding Sharbat Gula again to learn her story.

  • Close Calls

    On assignment for National Geographic, McCurry has had his share of close calls—surviving a plane crash into a lake in the Balkans; riding in a lost plane, searching for the runway as it runs out of fuel over Africa; being attacked by a mob during a religious frenzy; and twice reported killed—and has emerged to tell the tales, crediting a mix of good fortune, destiny, and more than one heroic bystander.

  • Steve McCurry: Face to Face

    Stories have the power to inspire, motivate, transform, and heal, but before a photographer can get to the story he or she must first find a way to connect with total strangers. Go behind the scenes with this master photographer as he shares his method for capturing the essence of a person through the art of portraiture.

  • Stories From the Field

    McCurry shares highlights from his career on the road with National Geographic, along with some of the most fascinating stories his photography subjects have shared with him.

Steve McCurry Videos

  • A Life of Photography | Steve McCurry | Talks at Google
    Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than thirty years.
  • An Interview With Steve McCurry | TEDxAmsterdamWomen ...
    Sylvana Simons interviews Steve McCurry, an American editorial photographer best known for his photograph "Afghan Girl".

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FAQs on booking Steve McCurry

  • How to book Steve McCurry?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Steve McCurry for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Steve McCurry, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Steve McCurry or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Steve McCurry?

    Booking fees for Steve McCurry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Steve McCurry, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Steve McCurry?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steve McCurry for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve McCurry for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Steve McCurry or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Steve McCurry or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Steve McCurry is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Search for the Afghan Girl, Close Calls, Steve McCurry: Face to Face and Stories From the Field. The estimated speaking fee range to book Steve McCurry for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Steve McCurry generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jimmy Nelson, Jim Richardson, Wade Davis, Karen Kasmauski and Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steve McCurry for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Steve McCurry Speaking Topics

  • Search for the Afghan Girl

    His iconic image of the young Afghan refugee girl resonated more than any National Geographic cover in recent memory. McCurry would search the Afghanistan/Pakistan border camps for 20 years before finding Sharbat Gula again to learn her story.

  • Close Calls

    On assignment for National Geographic, McCurry has had his share of close calls—surviving a plane crash into a lake in the Balkans; riding in a lost plane, searching for the runway as it runs out of fuel over Africa; being attacked by a mob during a religious frenzy; and twice reported killed—and has emerged to tell the tales, crediting a mix of good fortune, destiny, and more than one heroic bystander.

  • Steve McCurry: Face to Face

    Stories have the power to inspire, motivate, transform, and heal, but before a photographer can get to the story he or she must first find a way to connect with total strangers. Go behind the scenes with this master photographer as he shares his method for capturing the essence of a person through the art of portraiture.

  • Stories From the Field

    McCurry shares highlights from his career on the road with National Geographic, along with some of the most fascinating stories his photography subjects have shared with him.

Steve McCurry Speaker Videos

  • A Life of Photography | Steve McCurry | Talks at Google
    Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than thirty years.
    An Interview With Steve McCurry | TEDxAmsterdamWomen ...
    Sylvana Simons interviews Steve McCurry, an American editorial photographer best known for his photograph "Afghan Girl".

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