Pirelli Calendar 2013 Shows Social Humanitarian Commitment

“After taking it all off for 39 straight years, the notoriously racy Pirelli calendar has buttoned up, delivering a 2013 edition Tuesday — in flamboyant Rio de Janeiro of all places — with nary a nude in sight,” say the Associated Press.   The calendar was the brainchild of American photojournalist and war photographer Steve McCurry.

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.”