Brings together the most beautiful of Steve McCurry’s photographs from aroundthe world, including iconic images from Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. Includes his most famous photographs, such as the green-eyed Afghan Girl as wellas images from the streets of India, the temples of Angkor in Cambodia and theBuddhist monasteries of Tibet. Reproduced at life size, McCurry’s portraits have an extraordinary immediacy andimpact, while even the smallest details of his spectacular landscapes are clearlyvisible on the page. Extended picture captions are included at the back of the book, accompanied bycolour thumbnail images for quick identification.
Steve McCurry (b.1950) launched his career as a photojournalist when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into Afghanistan thirty years ago. His remarkable coverage won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal, which is awarded to photographers who exhibit exceptional courage and enterprise. A recipient of an unprecedented four World Press Photo first prizes in a single year, many of McCurry's images have since become modern icons. Famous for his work across Southeast Asia, McCurry s photographs are beautiful, uplifting and affecting. McCurry is a regular contributor to many international journals including National Geographic magazine. He is a member of Magnum Photos.
'ICONIC' is an apt term for this collection of stunning images ... a flowing absorbing experience.' Amateur Photographer 'luxurious, engaging and downright gorgeous ...provide windows into worlds that most of us could never dream of seeing.' Outdoor Photography 'lush ... a visual feast' Elle Decoration 'absolutely stunning'. Mature Times website 'More than a collection of images, the book acts as a portal into the lives of the people he met and the distant lands they inhabit.' Resource Magazine 'This retrospective presents large-format versions of the penetrating portraits and other scenes that McCurry has taken around the world' The New York Times Book Review