Eyecatchers: Steve McCurry’s World of Bicycles

It was a lot of fun when a post of mine from last month — Eyecatchers: The Many Flavors of Bicycle — was selected by WordPress.com for its Freshly Pressed showcase, resulting in over 4,500 views, 295 Likes, and 132 comments.

That my blog has the word bicycle in its title, and I happen to have a deep fondness for bicycles, made it all seem somehow cosmically…I don’t know…right.

So, I couldn’t help thinking of that when I came across another great collection of bicycle photos today, this time the work of one photographer, Steve Mccurry.

McCurry — an acclaimed photojournalist best known for his famous Afghan Girl photo, “named as the most recognized photograph in the history of National Geographic Magazine,” as well as his images of the September 11, 2001 attack of the World Trade Center in New York City — has posted on his blog a selection of shots from all over the world that happen to feature bicycles.

As with the Many Flavors of Bicycle post, I’m really moved by the universality of the bicycle. One of the things I love the most about being a daily bicycle commuter is that I’m part of an international community of folks who use a bicycle as their primary means of transportation, either by necessity, or as a choice for a healthier planet.

Ok, so, here are just a few of my favorites, click on each image to enlarge, but PLEASE be sure to visit McCurry’s post at his blog, where you’ll find he’s interspersed some lovely, fitting quotes, adding up to a very enjoyable and meaningful photo essay.

6 thoughts on “Eyecatchers: Steve McCurry’s World of Bicycles

  1. I love McCurry’s Cambodia picture and the quote underneath the photo, “Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.”
    - H.G. Wells

    • Late in responding to this comment, Keith, but I LOVE that quote too!

      Just yesterday I was at a grocery store and the bike rack was packed with bikes, about half of them with trailers attached, and it was drizzling, and all these folks choosing to ride their bikes to the grocery store instead of their cars was really hope-inducing.

    • Hey there, hoosierbikegirl! Thanks for visiting and I’m glad you like my blog.

      I’ve checked out your blog and it’s awesome. I love the passion of your commitment to cycling, and your posts offer a nice selection of bicycle-related topics.

      Cheers!

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