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.

By Emilie Harjes & Emma Kapotes from The Unguarded Moment: Thirty Years of Photographs
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    © Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

    Young monks playing video games

    Sera monastery, Bylakuppe, India, 2001

    © Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

    Geisha in the subway

    Kyoto, Japan, 2008

    © Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

    Shoe store

    Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992

    © Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

    Destroyed control room

    Kuwait City, Kuwait, 1991

    © Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

    Boy and devalued currency

    Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992

    © Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

    Goat herder

    Hajjah, Yemen, 1999

    © Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

    Playing cards

    Agra, India, 1999

    © Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press

    The Unguarded Moment

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

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