Steve McCurry studied film and history at Pennsylvania State University. He gained international fame for his documentation of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. For this reportage he was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal in 1980. In 1986, he became a member of the Magnum photography agency. McCurry has reported from numerous wars around the world, including the Iran-Iraq war, the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, Beirut, Cambodia, Tibet, Yemen, the Philippines and the Gulf War.
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