Steve McCurry is known for his intense, arresting portraits. 'Afghan girl', his photo of refugee Sharbat Gula, appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic and is one of the most famous images of our time. For this challenge, we want to see submissions inspired by McCurry’s iconic style. Your entry should be reminiscent of McCurry’s portraits, whether you choose to replicate one exactly or to put your own spin on it. This is a great opportunity to get out, shoot new work, and test your portraiture skills!
Both the expert's winner and crowd winner will receive a copy of Steve McCurry; The Iconic Photographs (Phaidon Press 2012).
Both the expert's winner and crowd winner will receive a copy of Steve McCurry; The Iconic Photographs (Phaidon Press 2012). The highest-placed entries will feature on Photocrowd's 'Best images' page and social media channels.
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