Pirelli Calendar 2013 Preview Shot by Steve McCurry
“I 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,”
– Steve McCurry
For the first time the Pirelli Calendar 2013 will show a pregnant woman, Adriana Lima, with a visible baby bump. In 2004 there was a precedent, but no belly in sight. The backstage images of Pirelli calendar 2013, you can see exclusively in this article and on the issue of Vanity Fair Italy out tomorrow, July 18. They tell the surprising change in the Pirelli Calendar 2013, from the choice of a photographer, Steve McCurry, who has racked up awards for reporting in conflict areas. The photos show 11 women protagonists involved in the support of foundations, NGOs and humanitarian projects: it will be the «calendar of the soul». Rio de Janeiro is the exceptional location of the pictures: from the historic districts to the slums where almost a million and half people live and to the wilderness that persistently invades the habitat of a city symbol of Brazil, an emerging country. The 2013 Pirelli Calendar was presented today in Rio de Janeiro at the “Pier Mauá”, warehouses at the old port of the “Cidade Maravilhosa”.