Steve McCurry's Iconic Photographs #2

Video of the Magnum photographer describing an incredible two days spent in Niger, eating and staying with a family and observing the extraordinary marriage ritual captured in his photograph Young Wadabi Men
Young Wadabi Men, Niger 1986 -  Steve McCurry
Young Wadabi Men, Niger 1986 - Steve McCurry




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Today's Steve McCurry Iconic Photographs video sees the Magnum photographer talking about his shot Young Wadabi Men. It was taken in Niger in 1986. Steve was being driven across the West African country when he noticed a small gathering of people in a field by the side of the road. He stopped the car to investigate and ended up staying two days, observing a marriage ritual in which young men put on elaborate clothes and make up and danced for the girls in the village.

"I'd never seen anything like this," Steve tells us. "They were very accepting and hospitable. I slept in their village that night and took more photographs the next day. It was extraordinary, something that most people would never see." Watch the video below and check out Steve's The Iconic Photographs in the store and check out our extensive Steve McCurry online content.




  • Steve McCurry
  • Steve McCurry
  • Steve McCurry
American photographer Steve McCurry (b.1950) is universally recognized as one of today’s finest image-makers and has won many of photography’s top awards. This monograph brings together the most memorable and beautiful of his images, taken around the world over the last 30 years. McCurry's ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture fleeting moments of human experience is unique. With his discerning eye for form and colour, shape and symmetry, he offers us windows into other worlds.

Seen at the large scale of this new book, McCurry's images are particularly powerful: reproduced at slightly larger than life size, his portraits have an extraordinary immediacy and impact, while even the smallest details of his spectacular landscapes are clearly visible on the page.

Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs


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