Steve Mccurry: In the Shadow of Mountains
Throughout his career McCurry has returned to Afghanistan time and time again - under different regimes and at times of civil unrest - to document the people, the landscape and the heritage of this troubled, yet captivating, country. Each image is accompanied by a brief text providing geographical and historical background.
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Afghan Afghanistan ancient appears Bamiyan Band-e become Bird blue breads Brick buildings burkhas camels camera central century changed Coal miner colour construction continually contrast covered creates crutches culture Currency daily delicate destroyed display drawn early face Father field fighters fighting frame gaze golden green hands Hindu Kush inside Kabul land landscape light living looks maker makeshift Massoud McCurry captures McCurry's military mosque mountains never northern Nuristan once opium oranges Pakistan photograph picture Pole poppy portraits prayer range remains returned rich roads ruined building running scene schoolboy Schoolgirl seller selling sense served shadow shepherds shoes Sikh speaks stall stand Steve McCurry story street surrounding taken Taliban tank trader traditional travelling vehicles Village walk wall window woman women workers workshop Young girl