JORDAN (1990) BY CHRIS STEELE PERKINS
Now 71, the British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins began taking pictures nearly half a century ago. From inner cities to Teddy Boys and the aristocracy, via Lebanon, El Salvador and Africa, his camera has rarely been in its case since.
The picture above was made on assignment for the prestigious agency Magnum Photos, of which Steele-Perkins has been a member since 1979. Taken shortly after the start of the first Gulf War, in a desert camp bordering Iraq and Jordan, it shows refugees engulfed in a sandstorm, protecting their babies by huddling under a piece of cloth. The image is one of 100 by Magnum photographers on sale from Monday, for five days only, at $100 for a 6in square print.