1985 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 1st prize

Steve McCurry

for National Geographic

01 January, 1983

An aborigine carries glowing embers home, during the monsoon in the Northern Territory, Australia. For half the world's people, monsoons remain life's critical uncertainty with their destructive effects as well as blessings.


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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