Our Link to Paradise

Kabul, Afghanistan

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

Sri Lanka
South Africa

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, US

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

– Cowboy Wisdom

Marseille, France
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


 Porbandar, India

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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

The Eyes of Humanity
April 29 – July 30, 2022
Frankfurt, Germany
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For Freedom
March 29 – July 17, 2022
Palermo, Italy
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April 14 – September 18, 2022
Riccione, Italy
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Le Monde De Steve McCurry
December 9 – July 31, 2022
Paris, France
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Oltre il Cibo
May 7 – September 4, 2022
Ventimiglia, Italy
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Steve McCurry: Photographer
May 28 – August 14, 2022
Ankara, Turkey
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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 “Our Link to Paradise”

Dogs have been my best friends throughout my life. They represent all animals to me. Like you , I love them all. Thanks for honoring them here through your art.

A little over 2 months ago we put our beloved dalmatian, Bogey – to sleep. It’s been hard for me to read anything about dogs, but slowly the pain gets a little less sharp. Your article is a perfect tribute. I have good tears as I see so much love through your photography.

So much loveee seeing this dogs series! All photos have their own stories & unique! What a wonderful dog gallery of yours, sir.

I have always loved the words of Rudyard Kipling who wrote:
Brothers and Sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear

Dogs are such true friends of us humans and they are the only source of unconditional love. We know how eagerly dogs wait for their humans and only try to make us happy from inside. These priceless works gives such pleasure to my soul and reminds of good old days when my dogs were alive. Doesn’t have guts to bring a dog to the family again as demise of my dogs created such permanent scars in my heart. Love your self portrait with the street dog and thus might had been taken during Vogue India session. In love with this series. 🙏🏼❤️🐶💖

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