Steve McCurry’s epic train photography
- By Lia Harry
- 23rd May 2012
Inspiring images from Steve McCurry's journeys on the Indian railways
Best known for his fascinating image of an Afghani woman with striking green eyes, Steve McCurry’s photography has been described as “the most evocative colour photography”. During the eighties he spent time in India photographing train stations, creating a visual narrative of day to day activities and capturing his unique perspective in this fascinating personal account. We’re delighted that Steve McCurry has granted us permission to share this breathtaking photography.
Steve says, “when the train pulls into the station there is a mad dash of humanity. People push through the doors and climb through windows to capture an elusive seat to avoid the punishment of standing for an entire trip.” The effect is a collection of photographs which, though sometimes sad, are always thought provoking.
At a glance, modern India on a unusually serene day.
The colour red is bold and powerful in this image.
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It’s nice to know that trains are used for more than one thing.
The golden hue of the sun provides a heavenly atmosphere.
“People endlessly wait, they camp out in the stations, and many call it home.”
There is an exhibition of Steve McCurry’s work ‘A life in pictures-photographic exhibition’ at the Ljubljana Castle in Slovenia, 30th April 2012- 17th June 2012.