#70 The world through a lens: Interview with photographer Steve McCurry | BMW Podcast
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As with so many discoveries, it all started with a trip: a backpacking trip—through India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since then, photographer Steve McCurry has been portraying and documenting life on our planet. His art is both fascinating and touching. The most diverse countries of this world have already passed in front of his lens. He has received countless prizes and awards for his work in recent years, but all beginnings are a struggle. He talks to Jonathan about long nights in the darkroom, the magic of finding the right subject, the highlights of his job and a special trip with BMW through Scotland. Look forward to a conversation with perhaps the most important visual storyteller of our time. Come and see for yourself! 


01:50 Motivation and passion

03:00 Scottish blood

04:15 Minimalist travel 

06:50 The tools of a professional photographer’s trade

07:25 Alternative energy sources for the world 

08:50 The automobile as a subject 

10:00 The magic of photographing humans and landscapes

12:45 Adventures and regrets in early years 

13:45 Advice for young photographers

15:20 The relationship with nature 

18:10 Travel high points 

20:10 The beauty of nature 

21:30 What is Mother Nature trying to tell us? 

And if you want to read more about Steve McCurry, his mission and his passion, go to BMW.com.


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