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Holi is one of the oldest festivals in India and is celebrated annually across the country. The Hindu festival sees people celebrating on the streets and in temples by throwing coloured powder and water at each other. Pictured here, a man being carried through a sea of people during Holi in Rajesthan, India in 1996.

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

Steve McCurry
© Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos

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.

© Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos

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