Photography

30 Years Of India Shown In 18 Photographs By Steve McCurry

“I have visited India over 80 times but in some ways I feel I’ve barely scratched the surface. It was the first country that I traveled to as a young photographer, and I found it so unique with its varied cultures and customs and regions.”

Steve McCurry needs no introduction. He’s one of the most celebrated photographers in the world, renowned for his work in National Geographic.

Throughout December, the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City will display 37 photographs from Steve McCurry’s travels to India over the last 30 years. Some of them have never been published before, while others are already iconic.

They feature the brilliant diversity of the country with McCurry’s talented eye for colour. This exhibition also coincides with the release of his new book, India, which has 150 images of the country in total. So if you like what you see here, make sure you pick up the book.

Speaking to Time Magazine, Curry said:“No matter how much the country is changing, there’s something about India that makes you feel like you’re stepping back into another time and age.”

2010

h9ityzhj9rdw3ab8mkwx

2009bzcytnsvkcffefojjfx1

2007

sn99aboqvwdfpw7uvw6z

2002

g4fsimvqsvkoljcgmeg4.jpg
hg5hvevgk8t05fwpurs5

2001

c09mqmj10vqgyqypnnj3
Young Rinpoche, Bylakuppe, Karnataka, in 2001.

1999

chperbflbs80wkczcxum
Portrait of engineer Maqbool Andrabi, Srinagar, Kashmir, in 1999.

1996

tzmmm9sahvusrqiz9lto.jpg

1996

tlqyn09nkebrv4hr0lgo.jpg
d7isllq0ynfzk3krchky.jpg

1994

m9sx0bfuaae21tr10sjt.jpg

1993

kbkcbfgxqi8rvnodhtr6.jpg

1993

e1ju1uyhql0hi07xdwhk
Young girl runs past movie poster, Mumbai, Maharashtra, in 1993.

1983

gzldn3kr1ruidr9cz9yz.jpg

1993

hqm2sre5bqqdpet7qmkb
Dust storm, Rajasthan, in 1993.

1983

n2itymexqmmot0t16mtc.jpg

1982

ntp6b932reycw04tm8wk
Woman and child on the Howrah Mail train en-route to Kolkata, West Bengal, in 1982.

Title image: Mother and child at a car window, Mumbai, Maharashtra, in 1993.