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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    Why should it make reference to something that was potentially deadly in that time, place and era? What if it was a secret, and remains so? What if McCurry himself would decline to answer? Lots of places to uncover the truth, but Wiki is not one of them.
    McCurry's own biography may also shed clues on what actually happened — and a few other things too.
    Truth or not I'd think such a interesting aspect to that photo would show up in the Wikipedia. And again this is first I'd heard he smuggled the film out in strips in dark sewn parts of clothing. Really? Exposed but undeveloped strips of Kodachrome sewn into his clothes?
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    i heard that it wasn't sewn in his clothes at all, but more like kopi luwak
    either way, its a good urban legend ..

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    Well, ask Steve McCurry...

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    Sounds like BS to me.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    He's the only photographer I know that McDonalds has named 2 burgers after... The McCurry and the Mega McCurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    He's the only photographer I know that McDonalds has named 2 burgers after... The McCurry and the Mega McCurry.

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    http://www.phaidon.com/store/photogr...9780714864624/
    Steve McCurry, 'Untold' - The Stories Behind The Photographs/

    http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013...steve-mccurry/
    *text excerpt* Steve McCurry (b. 2/24/1950) has lead one truly fascinating career as a photographer from smuggling film out of conflict-riddled Afghanistan by sewing the undeveloped rolls into the lining of his clothes to shooting one of the most famous and recognizable images ever captured...
    http://photography.about.com/od/famo...ybiography.htm
    *text excerpt* His first foray into photojournalism was his coverage of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. McCurry disguised himself in native garb and he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. He hid his film by sewing it into his clothes and was able to smuggle these shots out providing some of the first shots ever seen of the conflict. His coverage earned him the coveted Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad.
    I don't think McCurry had to smuggle any of his images/film from the Pakistani refugee camps,
    ie...(the Afghan 'Mona Lisa' or Afghan Girl), but apparently he has spoken of needing to hide film/images
    that he took during the Russian/Soviet involved conflict-era in Afghanistan.


    ...To get the images of the afghan girl out, Steve had to hand sew the film into his jacket that he wore through security at the airport...He sewed the strips into the lining of the jacket in complete darkness remember... Not easy)...
    Do you have a reference for this?
    I guess we'll just have to buy his book, 'Untold'...due for release in Sep, 2013.

    Marc
    Last edited by Marc B.; 06-21-2013 at 12:32 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc B. View Post
    http://www.phaidon.com/store/photogr...9780714864624/



    http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013...steve-mccurry/


    http://photography.about.com/od/famo...ybiography.htm


    I don't think McCurry had to smuggle any of his images/film from the Pakistani refugee camps,
    ie...(the Afghan 'Mona Lisa' or Afghan Girl), but apparently he has spoken of needing to hide film/images
    that he took during the Russian/Soviet involved conflict-era in Afghanistan.






    I guess we'll just have to buy his book, 'Untold'...due for release in Sep, 2013.

    Marc
    Thanks for finding that Marc, I'm fairly certain I read it in the second edition of NG where the afghan girl is featured on the cover 17 years later, it mentioned it in that article if I recall correctly, but I can't seem to find either copy... :/ it's buried somewhere...

    So thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    thanks for the dopeslap xldude
    - J
    Hey, being slapped by a dope ain't always bad!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...6isBAoM#at=156

    I had a thought while watching this, seeing McCurry walk around with the Nikon. For the type of work he does, more important than any notion of quality/craft/presentation is the importance of 'being there'. Using a familiar camera, like the Nikon DSLRs, there is less of an imposition when making intimate portraits of people on the fly. He becomes more of an everyman.
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