Born in Philadelphia in 1950, Steve McCurry studied cinema and history at the Pennsylvania State University. After working at a local newspaper for two years he left for India where he realized his first portfolio with his travel's photos. After publishing his first important work on Afghanistan, he started collaborating with some of the most prestigious worldwide magazines such as: the Times, Life, Newsweek, Geo and the National Geographic. Sent as a correspondent in several war zones, from Beirut to Cambogia, from Kuwait to former Jugoslavia and Afghanistan, Steve McCurry has always pushed himself in the front lines risking his life to witness the consequences and the tragedies of worldwide wars. Member of the Magnum Agency since 1986 and winner of several photo-press awards (including two World Press Photo Awards), Steve McCurry is the author of the popular coverage on the girl who became an icon of the Afghan war worldwide through the pages of the National Geographic. A veteran of the National Geographic, a tireless traveller, more frequently in Asia than in America, Steve McCurry has made the travelling a way of living: «because travelling and deepening the knowledge of different cultures give me joy and an ever ending strength». On the occasion of Rome's exhibition, Steve has visited Italy extensively to catch through his camera the reality of a country that he wishes to continue to photograph also in the future.