The Iconic PhotographsSteve McCurry

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This spectacular book brings together the most beautiful, memorable and evocative pictures of Steve McCurry's extraordinary career

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 new 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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 380 × 275 mm (15 × 10 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 272 pp
  • Illustrations: 165 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714865133

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. 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.

'ICONIC is an apt term for this collection of stunning images ... A flowing absorbing experience.' – Amateur Photographer

'Luxurious, engaging and downright gorgeous ... Provides windows into worlds that most of us could never dream of seeing.' – Outdoor Photography

'Lush ... A visual feast.' – ELLE Decoration

'Absolutely stunning.' – Mature Times

'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

'Best known for ... Afghan Girl ... there is so much more to discover. One of the great photographers and storytellers of our times.' – Black & White Photography