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Steve McCurry has travelled to Myanmar many times over the years, capturing its people and cultures – including this unusual fishing technique. This traditional style of fishing requires the fisherman to carefully balance on one leg, wrapping their second leg around the oar to guide the vessel through the freshwater Inle Lake. 

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry was born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India.

Since then, McCurry has gone on to create evocative images in over six continents and countless countries, with scores of magazine and book covers, as well as solo global exhibitions.

His image of a young Afghan refugee with piercing eyes – the June 1985 National Geographic cover – has become one of the most distinctive in photographic history. McCurry has been a contributor to Magnum since 1986.

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