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Steve McCurry - 'An urgent need to go and observe this world that we all share'

Photographer Steve McCurry to chronicle Silversea

Renowned photographer Steve McCurry—best known for his haunting portrait of a green-eyed Afghan refugee girl in National Geographic—is going to chronicle Silversea's fleet and destinations in a new partnership.

McCurry has traveled the world for four decades capturing vibrant cultures and the human experience. His color-saturated images have appeared on international magazine and book covers, in major gallery and museum exhibitions, and in permanent and private collections worldwide.

'Steve McCurry’s artistry and storytelling align perfectly with Silversea’s immersive experiences, intimate vessels and unforgettable destinations. He has the ability to capture the authentic beauty in the world, and express it with passion and clarity. We look forward to capturing the emotion and inspiration of global travel through Steve’s lens,' said Barbara Muckermann, chief marketing officer.

Silversea takes travelers to more than 850 destinations in over than 130 countries on all seven continents. The addition of Silver Muse this year brought the fleet to nine ships.

Since his iconic Afghan girl portrait in 1984, McCurry has published more than a dozen books, won scores of professional awards including the Robert Capa Gold Medal for his coverage of the war in Afghanistan, shot the last remaining rolls of Kodak’s Kodachrome film in a portrait project and and collaborated with global brands including Valentino, Vacheron Constantin and the Pirelli calendar. 

'You’re present, in focus; that’s traveling, to me,' McCurry said. 'It’s an urgent need to go and observe this world that we all share.'

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