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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The 2013 Pirelli Calendar was presented on 27 November in Rio de
Janeiro. This year's photographer is Steve McCurry..
"I tried to portray Brazil, its landscape, its economy and its culture, along with the human
element" said McCurry. "This was the story I wanted to tell through my lens. For me photography
is an important expressive means to tell large and small stories of daily life."
â€œI would say I am a street photographer doing 'found situations.' You can photograph nudes
anywhere. But these models are clothed, and each of them has her own charity. They are
purposeful and idealistic people. So I wanted to photograph them in a special place, and Rio
was perfect for this,â€ McCurry adds.
There are 34 colorful images in the 2013 Pirelli Calendar, bound together in a calendar-book: 23
portraits of actresses and models, nine images depicting bits and pieces of daily life, and two
pictures entirely composed of graffiti and murals.
The Calendar features 11 models, actresses and singers: Brazilians Isabeli Fontana (who
appeared in Bruce Weber's 2003 Pirelli Calendar, in Patrick Demarchelier's 2005 edition, in Peter
Beard's of 2009, in Karl Lagerfeld's of 2011 and in Mario Sorrenti's of 2012) and Adriana Lima
(also in Patrick Demarchelier's 2005 edition), actress Sonia Braga and singer Marisa Monte;
Italian-egyptian actress Elisa Sednaoui, Czech model Petra Nemcova, Tunisian model Hanaa
Ben Abdesslem, Ethiopian model Liya Kebede, and American models Karlie Kloss, Kyleigh Kuhn
and Summer Rayne Oakes.
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Official website of the Calendar