Steve McCurry: Looking East Steve McCurry

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Now in paperback, a selection of the very best of McCurry's powerful portraits from South and Southeast Asia

This portfolio contains a selection of the best and most poignant portraits by Steve McCurry, a photographer known and loved the world over for his beautiful and enduring images of the landscapes and people of South and Southeast Asia. The collection includes iconic as well as lesser-known portraits of children, monks, pilgrims, and travellers that McCurry has encountered on his journeys throughout Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, and Tibet.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 380 x 275 mm (15 x 10 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 128 pp
  • Illustrations: 75 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714876382

Steve McCurry has been one of the most prominent voices in contemporary photography for almost 40 years, with scores of magazine covers to his name, over a dozen books with Phaidon, and hundreds of exhibitions around the world. A member of Magnum Photos, he has created stunning images on six continents and countless countries. McCurry has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal and National Press Photographers Award.

"Mesmerizing, thought-provoking and profound, portrait photography doesn't get much better than this."—The Lady

"Featuring portraits of children, monks, pilgrims, wanderers and migrants, Looking East exemplifies McCurry's thought-provoking work. Capturing the essence of both human struggle and joy, the series portrays a passion for visual storytelling."—

"An elegant paperback edition... Astounding... Gorgeously reproduced." —

"Vivid portraits of children, monks, pilgrims and migrants."—The Independent I

"Stunning."—Food and Travel

"This compendium highlights some of Steve McCurry's finest work, with 75 portraits he's taken across his travels to India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Tibet, Pakistan and Indonesia. Each image gives us an insight into a part of the world we might not have visited, making it easy to feel a deep-seated connection to those who are looking back at us. It's an excellent, inspiring book that all travel and portrait photographers should own."—Outdoor Photography

"Reveals stories of human experience that transcend boundaries of language and culture."—

Beautiful."—Project Calm, June

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