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15 Gorgeous Unseen Pictures From India By The Photojournalist Behind “Afghan Girl”

The man behind the famous "Afghan Girl" photo has released a new set of pictures of life in India, spanning three decades.

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Thirty-seven pictures by American photographer Steve McCurry of everyday life in India are to go on display at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in November, including many that have never been seen by the public before.

The exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, will showcase McCurry’s pictures from his travels in India since the 1970s. An accompanying book was published by Phaidon last month.

“Steve McCurry’s first trip to India and neighboring countries in 1978 provided inspiration and subject matter that catapulted his career. This selection of photographs, spanning over three decades, is representative of McCurry’s insightful portrayal of everyday Indian life.” – Lia Zaaloff, co-curator at the Rubin Museum of Art


McCurry is best known for his photo "Sharbat Gula" (1984), also referred to as "Afghan Girl", which features the titular subject’s piercing green eyes.


Steve McCurry: India runs from 18 November 2015 until 4 April 2016 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.