Steve McCurry

1950 - Today

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Steve McCurry (born February 24, 1950) is an American photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist. His photo Afghan Girl, of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographic several times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steve McCurry has received more than 1,003,526 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Steve McCurry is the 30th most popular journalist (down from 17th in 2019), the 2,309th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,591st in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Journalist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.77

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Steve McCurries by language

Over the past year Steve McCurry has had the most page views in the with 100,946 views, followed by Italian (35,556), and German (20,883). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (159.46%), Galician (54.48%), and Slovenian (53.13%)


Among journalists, Steve McCurry ranks 30 out of 196Before him are Jean-Marie Balestre, Edgar Snow, Marcelo H. del Pilar, W. T. Stead, Charles Dow, and Diana Nyad. After him are Walker Evans, Christopher Hitchens, Kevin Carter, Marcel Bezençon, Margaret Bourke-White, and Joe Rosenthal.

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Among people born in 1950, Steve McCurry ranks 111Before him are James Rothman, Joe Perry, Tom Petty, Barbara Sukowa, Terry Gou, and Ken Kutaragi. After him are Nancy Allen, Frank Stallone, Loredana Bertè, Ernesto Samper, Neil Jordan, and Roberto Bettega.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steve McCurry ranks 2,309 out of 20,380Before him are Holly Hunter (1958), Lionel Barrymore (1878), David Strathairn (1949), Lionel Hampton (1908), Nathan Rosen (1909), and George Gallup (1901). After him are Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), Henry Silva (1928), Robert Plutchik (1927), Tonya Harding (1970), Garrett Morgan (1877), and Peter Graves (1926).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Steve McCurry ranks 10Before him are W. Eugene Smith (1918), Lee Miller (1907), Tucker Carlson (1969), Edgar Snow (1905), Charles Dow (1851), and Diana Nyad (1949). After him are Walker Evans (1903), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Eddie Adams (1933), Eve Arnold (1912), and Edward R. Murrow (1908).