Oil, Cement, Music

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


Family faces are magic mirrors.
Looking at people who belong to us,
we see the past, present and future.
We make discoveries about ourselves.
– Gail Lumet Buckley

Gujarat, India
Maimana, Afghanistan

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

Santiago, Chile

Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.
– J. K. Rowling


If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see
your parents and all generations of your ancestors.
All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body.
You are the continuation of each of these people.
– Thich Nhat Hanh


The family is the nucleus of civilization.
– William Durant

St. Petersburg, Russia

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

Rajasthan, India

There’s no vocabulary for love within a family,
love that’s lived in but not looked at,
love within the light of which all else is seen,
the love within which all other love finds speech.
– T.S. Eliot


My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family,
and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity,
her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.
– Michele Obama

Bombay, India
Angkor, Cambodia

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
– George Herbert

Fortuna, Honduras

Steve McCurry:  A Life in Pictures by
Bonnie McCurry

Available in Italian – Mondadori/Electa

Available in German – Knesebeck publishers

Available in English – Laurence King Publishers

Available in French- La Martiniere


By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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