Family Portraits

The family is the nucleus of civilization.
– Will Durant

Gujarat, India


Lambari, Brazil

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction,
the cement that binds closer together, and
the music that brings harmony.
– Eva Burrows

Sahel region

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

– Jane Howard


There is only one good-looking child in the world,
and every mother has it.
– Chinese Proverb

Skopje, Macedonia, Yugoslavia

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you,
but at the same time you carry them with you
in your heart, your mind, your stomach,

because you do not just live in a world.
A world lives in you. 

– Frederick Buechner

Moscow, Russia

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.  
–  George Santayana

Hudaydah, Yemen


Myanmar (Burma)

There is no better classroom
than the family table.
– Kaye Earle

Perugia, Umbria, Italy


Kham, Tibet

Our family dinner table was like Speakers’ Corner in London.  
We discussed, debated, argued, declaimed –
all of us at the same time.
– E. Thomson Earl


The family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
– Alex Haley




The two things we can give our children are roots which firmly anchor them,
and wings which allow them to become independent.

Seoul, South Korea


Maimana, Afghanistan

Tiguent, Mauritania

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
– Mother Teresa

About Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, has won many of photography’s top awards.
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40 Responses to Family Portraits

  1. Pingback: Referentes Visuales: Imágenes retomadas de distintas fuentes – GloriaMayaMendozaGouzeva

  2. Anonymous says:

    Muchas gracias por compartir estos tesoros.

  3. Thank you so much for yet another wonderful journey ..

  4. really………..emotional pics collection…….great work

  5. leegschrift says:

    What keeps us together. And share a future of mankind. Thanks for sharing and caring with your pictures.

  6. yu in kol says:

    the family gift of God!

  7. Reblogged this on Light&Shadows – João Domingues and commented:
    My favourite colour photographer in the entire world, Mr. Steve McCurry!
    And this is a great theme.

  8. I can never see enough of your photos, I love the way you capture them, keep them coming.

  9. xhobdo says:

    Awesome pics. Thanks a lot for sharing _()_

  10. Thanks for so much art and creativity

  11. Mansukh Shah says:

    Simply beautiful pictures in far away places. Thank you again Stevebhai

  12. Anonymous says:

    Grande trabalho! *****

  13. Your pictures are like paintings. They seem to see things that most of us miss. Wonderful…

  14. So beautiful. Thank you again for sharing.

  15. justcruisey says:

    Thank you Steve for sharing your beautiful art.

  16. Thanks for all the beauty in the world that we would never see. Your pictures are so alive and lovely

  17. marc bourbon says:

    A great like for these great photos !

  18. orangewayfarer says:

    How you click so beautiful pics?

  19. paula graham says:

    Yes, it is true, losing your family, you lose so much. Wonderful series.

  20. Lis Steeden says:

    Just wonderful…on Pinterest I have a board dedicated to your wonderful images of a world lots of us otherwise would never get to see…thank you…❤️

  21. Fabulous collection! Thank you!

  22. Marsha Ross says:

    Thank You. you always bring a light of enlightenment of the enormous world we live in and your photos give us knowledge to everyone. They always have a moving and profound effect on how I think.

  23. Jane Bryony-shaw says:

    You make my world richer by sharing yours!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful. You make my world richer by sharing yours!

  25. Al says:

    What a moving collection of images and sentiments! Excellent!!

  26. dejahgatz says:

    Each one of these photos is absolutely stunning!!!

  27. Sue says:

    Wonderful set of images

  28. Dali says:


  29. What a wonderful piece to view this morning.

  30. Superb set of strong images, as always. Thank you for sharing your love of the family around the globe. With the continuous news barrage on bloodshed, you shine a light on what makes us human and that common bond. Family and peace. That and the way you construct your images is inspiring to us all.

  31. June says:

    Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you

  32. imatnick says:

    Wonderful images that teach us about this amazing world that we call home.

  33. taphian says:

    an overwhelming gallery with beautiful photos and quotes, thanks for sharing

  34. Such an astounding body of work! Thanks for sharing. It was truely an experience to just gaze at these timeless pictures.

  35. Ces images sont profondément touchantes, juste magnifique! merci

  36. Love it when you post these collections, lovely photographs.

  37. Myrna says:

    Yes. Family is so important regardless of the larger culture. Thank you for these lovely pictures.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Every time I see your pictures I am in awe, I am spelled with wanderlust and I wish to join you on such a trip, any.

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