1985 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Stories, 1st prize

Steve McCurry

for National Geographic

01 January, 1983

By rail across the Indian subcontinent: Family on the train track during the monsoon in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The rail track has been built to remain above the annual inundation. The tracks are often occupied by entire villages, camping till the floods subside.

About the photographer

Steve McCurry

After graduating from Pennsylvania University, Steve McCurry worked at a newspaper for two years and then left the United States to freelance on the Indian subcontinent. The mate...

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