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.
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 online 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