1. Steve McCurry enjoyed taking pictures of people and their cultures. He mainly made pictures in India. In all the images i saw in his gallery, the people did not seem sad or worried. The people in India looked somewhat happy and that is what he wanted to make pictures of!
2. His intentions are to capture happiness as mentioned earlier but to also show great lighting. He wants to show power and culturalism. The clothing they wore symbolized who they were/are and why it is important.
3. I think the best photos Steve has made are the ones with children having that natural look. Them wearing their native clothing and showing off those happy colorful eyes. Their eyes stand out to me the most and it could just be the great use of lighting Steve uses as well. The second pictures shows that anyone can do anything on any measure.