The Makings of an Icon – A showcase of Asian portraits

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INDIA. Jodhpur. A man sits beneath blue stairs in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, 2005

By Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos

INDIA. Jodhpur. A man sits beneath blue stairs in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, 2005
CHINA. Zhengzou. Shaolin monks train in Zhengzhou, China in 2004. The world-famous Shaolin Monastery is known to many in the West for its association with martial arts, specifically Shaolin Kung Fu. The physical strength and dexterity displayed by the monks is incredible, and they exude a deep serenity
A Tibetan boy with his pet dog in front of a stupa with mani (prayer) stones in Kham Litang, Tibet, 2001
Tibet. A young woman in an elegant flower hat in Amdo, Tibet in 2001

For the rest of this article (Asian Geographic No.122 Issue 6 /2016 ) and other stories, check out our past issues here or download a digital copy here

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