“In portraits I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face … When I find the right person or subject, I may come back once or twice, or half a dozen times, always waiting for that right moment.  Unlike the writer, once I pack my bags, there is no chance for another draft — either I have the shot or I don’t.  This is what drives and haunts the professional photographer, the gnawing sense that ‘this is it.'”

– Steve McCurry, Portraits

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