Ode to Joy

And Joy is Everywhere;

It is in the Earth’s green covering of grass;

Havana, Cuba

In the blue serenity of the Sky;

Dallas, Texas, USA
Rome, Italy

In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;

Havana, Cuba

In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;

Srinagar, Kashmir

In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;


In Living;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;
in fighting evils…

Flechtingen, Germany
Mumbai, India

Joy is there

– Rabindranath Tagore, Joy
Nobel Laureate

Umbria, Italy
Bamako, Mali

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
– Emily Dickinson



Please check out Steve’s current and upcoming exhibitions:

The Eyes of Humanity
Currently on Display until October 21, 2021
Ernst Leitz Museum
Wetzlar, Germany

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Wabi Sabi: Beauty in Imperfection
Currently on Display until August 23, 2021
Musée Barbier-Mueller
Genéve, Switzerland

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The World of Steve McCurry
Currently on Display until October 10, 2021
Antwerp, Belgium

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On Color
Currently on Display until September 19, 2021
Messe Graz
Graz, Austria

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Terre Alte
Currently on Display until September 19, 2021
Palazzo delle Albere
Trento, Italy
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The World of Steve McCurry
Currently on Display until October 20, 2021
Maag Hall Zurich / Eventhall
Zurich, Switzerland
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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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12 replies on “Ode to Joy”

You have outdone yourself here, Mr. Curry & how the world needs this message at present. Thank you for your images and the wonderful poem by one of my all time favorite poet: Rabindranath Tagore.

Steve Mc Curry is one of my favorites photographers. His work inspires me. From the photographic standpoint I know that nothing is random. A lot of experience, work and planning goes into every image.

Love these pictures.. they capture so many aspects of joy! Steve McCurry had bees favorite for years! Would love to travel and see all his exhibits 😃

Such heartwarming scenes from the canvas of life make life beautiful. We are here for a very short period of time and the goal should be to stay happy and joyous while we make others life happy too. Priceless series which boosts spirit for a happy and joyous life. 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️

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