Internet confuses Steve McCurry’s Afghan refugee photo with Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan had recently made the headlines when he hinted at his poor health on Tuesday. Amitabh’s wife Jaya Bachchan stated that the megastar is doing well and he was feeling some pain in his shoulders thanks to the heavy costumes he wore for his upcoming film, Thugs of Hindostan. Big B trended again when an alleged ‘leaked’ image of him from the sets of TOH went viral. However, it turned out that the image in question is of an Afghan refugee, shot by popular photographer Steve McCurry in Baluchistan.
McCurry is well known for his photographs, many of which are centered on India. His work is well-known for the use of brilliant colours and unfamiliar subjects. The images show some honest visual reports of places his fans have never been to. You can check out some of his most popular works below.
McCurry’s most popular photo is undoubtedly that of the ‘Afghan girl’ which went on to become the cover picture for National Geographic in 1985. It is considered to be one of the most recognized photos of all times and draws parallels to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The image has now become an iconic poster of "the First World's Third World Mona Lisa".
McCurry reportedly visited India about 60 times. He had once remarked how the country had trained him to 'watch and wait on life'. In an interview, McCurry had said, "If you wait, people would forget your camera and the soul world drifts into view.”