Photojournalist Steve McCurry Tapped for the 2013 Pirelli Calendar

Steve McCurry. Photo: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

The 40th annual Pirelli calendar has reportedly been shot by photojournalist Steve McCurry, according to Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera. McCurry is a photojournalist who gained international recognition when, in 1984, he disguised himself in native clothing and sneaked across the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russians invaded. He hid rolls of film by sewing them into his clothing, and the images he captured there — including the famous National Geographic cover photo Afghan Girl — won him numerous awards. Needless to say, photographing naked supermodels is a rather different assignment. The shoot reportedly took place in Brazil in May, and Modelinia reports that Karlie Kloss is supposedly included in the 2013 cast.