Hand in Hand


Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
– Emily Kimbrough


Nothing, I learned, brings you into the present quite like holding hands. The past seemed irrelevant; the future, unnecessary.
– Catherine Lowell

Havana, Cuba

Nothing in this world compares to the
comfort and security of having
someone just hold your hand.
– Richelle E. Goodrich

Srinagar, Kashmir
Istanbul, Turkey

Trails need to be wider so people
can walk while holding hands.
– Dave Barry

Dublin, Ireland

Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s
hand is the beginning of a journey.
– Vera Nazarian

Hajjah, Yemen

And it is still true, no matter how old you are,
when you go out into the world it is
best to hold hands and stick together.
– Robert Fulghum

Cape Town, South Africa

You are only as good as your reach;
you must hold hands with others.
– Peter Legge

Amdo, Tibet

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
– Audrey Hepburn

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

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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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32 replies on “Hand in Hand”

Thank you Maestro. In the 2021 hope to people can holding hands each other again..
I wish you a great 2021.

How comforting is to have a hand to hold in times one need support, comfort, security, aid, feel of love and compassion. The series is priceless and each images has so much to say. Faith and hope increases seeing this phenomenal series. 🙏🏻❤

Beautiful work. You capture that essence that we humans are made in the likeness of a great loving Creator.

I look forward to taking the Steve McCurry Master’s of Photography course in 2021. : )

This makes me quite sad, actually. When the days of Covid-19 are behind us, will the beauty of hand-holding, helping a stranger to stand, or carrying someone’s groceries for them – will these beautiful connections return to society? I hope so. Because “hand-in-hand” is needed in this world. I need it.

Wonderful collection…shows that simple photos can be very meaningful, even more so when they are part of a collection which keeps the message flowing through the whole group… Very impactful Thank you…

Just wonderful, as per usual, Steve, a great New Year’s gift to us all. I love them all, the the one from Tibet with the two children & older man, all holding hands is just to priceless for words. Happy New Year to you Steve, and lets hope for a much better one for us all!

Your subject matter is always well chosen and the photos never disappoint. But it is the eyes, especially the children’s eyes you capture, that intrigue me the most. The light from within that burns in all of us shines through so brightly in your photos, each through the lens of the individual’s life and circumstances.

Oh, Steve, these are so lovely. Seeing your photos always make my day, but the theme of holding a hand is really wonderful, especially in a time of distancing. Happy and Healthy New Year to you.

in a period of seclusion like this, the photos of people holding hands are a good wish for a return to normalcy

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