Family Table


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


“Researchers have confirmed what parents have known for a long time: sharing a meal is good for the spirit, the brain, and the health of all family members.”
– Anne Fishel, Ph.D.

Yangon, Myanmar

“You can kiss your family and friends goodbye
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


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


“Other things may change us,
but we start and end with the family.”
– Anthony Brandt


“The family is the nucleus of civilization.”
– Will Durant


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

Myanmar, Burma
Sri Lanka

“It is not until much later,
as the skin sags and the heart weakens,
that children understand;
their stories, and all their accomplishments,
sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers,
stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.”
– Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven


We invite you to check out Steve’s current and upcoming exhibitions:

Steve McCurry: Icons – Conegliano
October 6 – March 2, 2022
Conegliano, Italy
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Steve McCurry: Icons – Madrid (Coming Soon)
November 17 – February 13, 2022
Madrid, Spain

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The Eyes of Humanity
November 19 – March 27, 2022
Vienne, Austria

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Animals (Coming Soon)
November 27 – May 1, 2022
Torino, Italy

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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16 replies on “Family Table”

These environmental portraits are amazing sir. Communication across boundaries. IF only the world could act as one family. Especially love the beach scenes as a resident of Cape May.

Steve, you managed to make this photo essay an expression of deep social and emotional insight. Excellent!

Le foto di Mccurry sono esposte nella nostra scuola Piero Gobetti, Caltagirone in Sicilia. Costringono a scavare dentro, a non distogliere lo sguardo . Con i miei alunni stiamo riflettendo sul loro significato. Grazie

The photo in Italy has a beautiful translation of love. That is the same with my family in Portugal. All of us speak at the same time because we speak with our hearts which does not stop beating, so do not stop talking. Congratulations!

Em ter., 23 de nov. de 2021 17:50, Steve McCurry Curated escreveu:

> Steve McCurry posted: ” Italy “Our family dinner table was like Speakers’ > Corner in London.We discussed, debated, argued, declaimed -all of us at the > same time.”- Eugene Thomson Tibet Honduras “Researchers have confirmed what > parents have known for a long time: shar” >

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