Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs


Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs brings together the most beautiful of Steve McCurry’s photographs from around the world, including iconic images from Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe


Steve McCurry


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ABOUT THE BOOK

American photographer Steve McCurry (b.1950) is universally recognized as one of today’s finest image-makers and has won many of photography’s top awards. This monograph brings together the most memorable and beautiful of his images, taken around the world over the last 30 years. McCurry's ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture fleeting moments of human experience is unique. With his discerning eye for form and colour, shape and symmetry, he offers us windows into other worlds.

Seen at the large scale of this new book, McCurry's images are particularly powerful: reproduced at slightly larger than life size, his portraits have an extraordinary immediacy and impact, while even the smallest details of his spectacular landscapes are clearly visible on the page.

Portraits of children, pilgrims and farmers are presented alongside views of ancient temples, busy city streets, dramatic mountain landscapes and quiet scenes of daily life – people are seen fishing, playing, working and praying.

The images are presented in an uninterrupted sequence for maximum impact, and all the photographs are shown at either full-page size or as double-page spreads.

The back of the book contains extended picture captions accompanied by colour thumbnail images for quick identification.

SPECIFICATIONS
Hardback
380 x 275 mm (15 x 10 7/8 in)
272 pp
165 colour photographs
9780714865133 | 0714865133

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steve McCurry (b.1950) launched his career as a photojournalist when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into Afghanistan over twenty years ago. His remarkable coverage won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal, which is awarded to photographers who exhibit exceptional courage and enterprise. Famous also for his work in 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.

IN THE PRESS

'ICONIC is an apt term for this collection of stunning images... a major retrospective of McCurry's 30-year career, reproducing globe-spanning documentary and portrait photography into resplendent full-page affairs that allow for appreciation of the smallest details... The photos are presented uninterrupted, making the read a flowing absorbing experience.' Amateur Photographer

KUCHI NOMADS, AFGHANISTAN
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BEGGAR GIRL, BOMBAY, INDIA
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DUST STORM, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
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WIDOW, VRINDAVAN, INDIA
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CAMELS, GULF WAR, KUWAIT
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TAILOR IN MONSOON, PORBANDAR, INDIA
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