Steve McCurry
[Photographer, b. 1950, Newton Square, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. 
 If you wait, people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view. 
 In our contemporary society, one so over-inundated with imagery, it is easy to overlook the power of a single frame to change the way we look at the world, or rally disparate hearts to a single cause. Yet, ours is a society shaped by this very phenomenon. 
 We photographers say that we “take” a picture, and in a certain sense, that is true. We take something from people’s lives, but in doing so we tell their story.