Steve McCurry is an award-winning photographer and photojournalist, and used to take photos for monumental magazine National Geographic. One of the first awards he ever received was the Medal of Honor from the White House News Photographers Association for his coverage of the 1986 People Power Revolution.
McCurry often posts some of his photos from his worldwide travels on his Instagram page(@stevemccurryofficial), even those he took years and decades ago; he’s even been to the Philippines numerous times apart from the EDSA Revolution coverage. Recently he posted a new photoset featuring grandparents with their grandchildren.
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"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." – Alex Haley. 1st image: Grandmother with her granddaughter, #Rome, #Italy, 1990. 2nd image: Grandfather carrying his grandson across a river, #Nepal, 1985. 3rd image: Grandmother comforting her grandchild, #Philippines, 1985. 4th image: Grandfather with his granddaughter, #Mongolia, 2018. 5th image: Grandmother reading to her grandson, #Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1995. 6th image: A book portrays a grandfather reading to his grandchildren, #Karelia, #Russia, 2016.
In his caption he posts a quote by Alex Haley, author of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” and “Roots”: “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.”
One of the pictures in the photoset was taken during a trip to the Philippines, presumably during his EDSA coverage. It features a grandmother looking after her sickly grandchild, with an image of Jesus Christ overhead. The rest of the photos show other grandparents bonding with their grandchildren while reading or traveling.
What are your favorite memories with your grandchildren, and if you remember still, your own grandparents?