'One of the most interesting professions I've seen around the world is ship breaking,' explains the legendary photo-journalist and Magnum photographer Steve McCurry. 'I was in Bombay and went out to one of these ship breaking yards and it was fascinating to see these men welding with no protection or helmet, and doing such dangerous work.' McCurry shares the moving story behind this iconic photograph: Young Welder, Bombay, India (1994).
Every image tells a story, but it's rather special to hear it from the photographer.
Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs Limited Edition is a collection of Steve McCurry's most beautiful photographs and is available to order.