lived up to its reputation for the unexpected when a
dust storm loomed up on the horizon just as he was
starting to shoot on one day.
As everyone wanted to
pack up and call it a day, he told them to carry on and
clicked some amazing photos.
Asked if he had a great time with the models, he said
although there were five of them but they were all very
young teenagers with their mothers!
McCurry spoke in conversation with Raghu Rai, another
legendary lensman, to a packed audience of avid
After their dialogue, he answered many questions and
they both launched McCurry’s coffee table photo book,
India, published by Roli Books.
Asked what his most dangerous situation was, he
recalled when he was involved in a plane crash in
Serbia and as the plane went down in a lake, so he
While clicking photos, he has numerous hair-rising
experiences and narrow saves in war zones of
Afghanistan, Iran-Iraq, Cambodia, Gulf War, among other
He is known round the world for his iconic
photography, ‘Afghan Girl’ in 1985. Asked about how he
shot it, he revealed that it has no back story.