People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Categories: Economy | Nations

Steve McCurry's photo series about work. Here you will not see clerks or taxi drivers, here are the owners of traditional or harsh professions – fishermen, firefighters, artists and so on. Mostly third world countries, but there is also the United States, with its collapsed world trade center. There are masters of teeth insertion right on the street, poppy pickers. When you look at how these people earn their living, you think how good it is that you were not born in India or the Middle East.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Photo (C) Steve McCurry/Steve McCurry

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Sri Lankan fishermen catch fish sitting on high poles.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

India, 2005. 

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

India 2000

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Calcutta, India, 1996

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Afghanistan, 2006

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Afghanistan, 1992

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

On the poppy fields of Afghanistan, 1992

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Miners extract precious stones, Afghanistan, 1992.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

A resident of Tibet, 2000.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

USA, 1991.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Extinguishing a fire at an oil storage facility in Kuwait, 1991.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Street photographer, Kabul, Afghanistan.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Indian women clean the streets of Bombay, 1996.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

An Indian businessman waits for a shoemaker to repair his shoes, Bombay, 1996.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Teenage welder, Bobmey, 1996.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 1989.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Local residents restore a brick kiln, Kandahar, Afghanistan, 1992.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Firefighters on the wreckage of the WTC in New York, USA, 2001.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Firefighters on the wreckage of the World Trade Center in New York, USA, 2001.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

A master in the manufacture of crutches. Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Burma, 1994.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Rome, Italy, 2004.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

Kashmir, 1992.

People at work: photo by Steve McCurry

The miners give the foreman their personal seals so that he can remove the impression. This is necessary for their subsequent identification, if there is a blockage in the mine.

Keywords: Afghanistan | Work | India | Economy | Peoples | Profession

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