Steve McCurry, a member of Magnum Photos and frequent contributor to National Geographic is the recipient of the 2011 Leica Hall of Fame award.
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, chairman of the supervisory board of Leica Camera AG, explains why Steve McCurry was chosen as the first awardee of the Leica Hall Fame Award : "More than almost anyone else, Steve McCurry has recorded the terrible consequences of war and persecution and has thus had decisive influence on our perception of world affairs for decades. For his work, he deserves our thanks and recognition."
Most will remember this image by McCurry that graced the cover of National Geographic.
Check out more of his work in this video produced by Leica.