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Mostly about Mexico - but not always.
Designed to encourage readers to learn about
the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
spread across two continents
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Steve McCurry Kicks Me in the Teeth...Again

Photo rock star Steve McCurry, mostly of National Geographic fame, has kicked me in the teeth with a real gut-check photo. I don't have a location or description of where exactly McCurry got this, but I am going to try and track it down. I am assuming Colombia because I know he has done work there...but no guarantee. Go to his website. Buy his stuff. http://www.stevemccurry.com/main.php

11 comments:

Ashia said...

Just stumbled upong Mccurry's site after NPR did a story on him and was caught offguard by this photo. Searching google for more info on it and found your great blog. Did you find anything on this pic...?

-Ashia, Washington DC

JHD said...

I haven't been able to find the picture yet. When you know, please come back and let me know.

Tanam said...

Great shot its so revealin this work of art cheers to McCurry hope to c more of his extraordinary works

Tanam said...

just captures it got no words to explain it

aylwin said...

I just saw this photo at a McCurry exhibit at the Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires. It stopped me in my tracks. Kicked in the teeth is right. I'm searching online for background on it (that's how I arrived here). The label next to it only said "Latin America."

JHD said...

Picture was taken in
Alto Churumazu, Yanesha, Peru 2004.

I can't find any more than that.

aylwin said...

Thanks JHD... I also emailed his office to see if they might share any more information, but no response as of yet. Where did you find that information?

JHD said...

I found the info at

http://www.deepspirits.com/life-changing-arts/photos/alto-churumazu.php

susiescorcher said...

he gives an explanation on his website http://stevemccurry.photoshelter.com/image/I0000nud90M5DESw

JHD said...

And the prize goes to Suzie for her finally finding the caption. Many of us have been all over Steve-o's web site (though, in my case, I can hardly call it with crusade zeal). Thanks for the link. Part of me is happy to find out we're just looking at a kid with a toy. The other part of me feels horrible and sensationalist.

Ashia said...

sigh of relief and yet somehow, not. thanks for the info, though, i swear i looked at that photo on his site and never saw that detailed info.