Currently my fave photog. What a great talent. I believe the cover photo of Afghan girl is easily one of the most reconised portraits of the last 20 years. Remember reading about her. She was 13 and in a refugee camp. 1000's of National Geo readers wanted to donate $ for her. She and her family had left shorly after photo was made, and could not be found.
Think he shot K64 and K200 for the book. Anyone know for sure?
Well, what he uses now, and what he used in the book (photos from 1979 to 1998) are two different things.
Back then he shot Kodachrome. I don't recall him breaking down the percentage of use. Although he did say that when he'd go off, he'd typically shoot 500 to 800 rolls per trip (which ususally lasted several months).
The picture of the Afghani girl is, to me, one of the great images of the century. After all of these years, I still get cold chills looking at the terror in that girl's eyes........
Other pictures include the photo of Jackie Kennedy draping herself of JFK's blood body...also the picture from Vietnam with the girl whose clothes had been burned off and then she was running down the road....
>Just simply stunning.... > >The picture of the Afghani girl >is, to me, one of >the great images of the >century. After all of >these years, I still get >cold chills looking at the >terror in that girl's eyes........ > > >Other pictures include the photo of >Jackie Kennedy draping herself of >JFK's blood body...also the picture >from Vietnam with the girl >whose clothes had been burned >off and then she was >running down the road.... > >Images like these are going to >last forever... > >Mark
I think that you've got your books mixed up.
The Vietnamese girl whose clothes had been burned off was taken by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut, whose brother had died earlier in the Vietnam War working for AP.
I don't know who did Jackie Kennedy's photo, but McCurry, I believe, was 13 years old at the time (born in 1950).
Now you reminded me why I wrote (on my F4 review): "... So Nikon has made the images that have stirred our hearts, our guts and our brains, profoundly contributing to the way we see and feel our world and beyond." Have a great time JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert) My profile, My Gallery Previous photographic journey, before Nikonians: A Brief Love Story