Surprisingly Intimate Moments of Daily Life Around the World

As with his well-known photo, "Afghan Girl," these pictures of strangers from photojournalist Steve McCurry also reveal a depth of everyday struggle and joy.

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Young monks playing video games

© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

Sera monastery, Bylakuppe, India, 2001

Geisha in the subway

© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

Kyoto, Japan, 2008

Shoe store

© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992

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Destroyed control room

© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

Kuwait City, Kuwait, 1991

Boy and devalued currency

© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992

Goat herder

© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

Hajjah, Yemen, 1999

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Playing cards

© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

Agra, India, 1999

The Unguarded Moment

© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

To see more stunning photography from Steve McCurry's travels, click here.


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