Our Link to Paradise

Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be
back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring.
It was peace.
– Milan Kundera

Kabul, Afghanistan
Sri Lanka

Histories are more full of the examples
of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
– Alexander Pope

Varanasi, India

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in
this selfish world, the one that never deserts him,
the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.
– George Graham

Moscow, Russia
Texas, USA

If you think you’re a person of some influence,
try ordering somebody else’s dog around.

– Cowboy Wisdom

Marseille, France
Moray, Scotland
Kham Litang, Tibet
Angkor, Cambodia

You think dogs will not be in heaven?
I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

Rome, Italy
Havana, Cuba

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers,
is contained in the dog.
– Franz Kafka, Investigations of the Dog



Myanmar Porbandar, India

I think it is safe to say that Steve never
met an animal he didn’t like.
– Bonnie McCurry




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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27 replies on “Our Link to Paradise”

I envy dogs because they have got lots of problems but they always stay peace and happy. I’m curious about the way they think about life. Dogs teach us how to live a life. Just looking at them it gives me immense positive energy and peace of mind.

Always loved your pictures but now I am happier to see that you also love dogs and giving us such great pictures with them!

Once again, beautiful photos. I love them all Nice to see Stevebhai with his dog as well !

Thank you

Lovely topic and pictures. Loved the last one.
I’m one of those : my dogs are my soul keepers, and I love animals, occasionally even human ones.

Totally beautiful pictures. Thank you for bringing some positive images and emotions in these bleak times. One request for future profiles – more pictures of women and girls in this sort of portfolio. It’s all men and boys with dogs, only one accidental picture of a woman here.

A beautiful series on a wonderful topic. Dogs reflect who we are and remind us of the loyalty and love we all should share.

Such beautiful pictures, as someone who is lucky enough to have a dog in my life, thank you for sharing this amazing body of work.

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