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 special limited-edition 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. In this title, 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 extended picture captions are at the back of the book, accompanied by colour thumbnail images for quick identification.
Presents a retrospective collection of the photographer's work over the past thirty years.
Steve McCurry's iconic images have made him one of the world's most popular photographers working today. Now, for the first time, he shares the stories behind stunning images taken from around the world throughout his extensive career. In the finest documentary tradition, Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs delves into McCurry's personal archive to reveal never-before-seen ephemera, including journals, portraits, maps, and beautifully reproduced snapshots from various assignments. The book is organized into 14 photo stories, each brought to life by narrative text and over 100 lavish, full-color photo plates. Together, these fascinating documents create a living biography of one of photography's greatest legends.
Presents a collection of portraits taken in various locations around the world over a twenty-year period
A celebration of the timeless act of reading - as seen through the lens of one of the world's most beloved photographers Young or old, rich or poor, engaged in the sacred or the secular, people everywhere read. This homage to the beauty and seductiveness of reading brings together a collection of photographs taken by Steve McCurry over his nearly four decades of travel and is introduced by award-winning writer, Paul Theroux. McCurry's mesmerizing images of the universal human act of reading are an acknowledgement of - and a tribute to - the overwhelming power of the written word.
Award‐winning photographer Steve McCurry’s celebration of coffee‐growing communities around the world, from the foothills of the Andes and the South American rain forest to the slopes of Kilimanjaro and the Jungles of Vietnam. Source: A Portrait of Coffee Growers conveys the vibrancy of community life on coffee plantations around the world from the Andes and South American rain forests to the slopes of Kilimanjaro and the jungles of Vietnam. Portraits of workers and their families are presented alongside stunning natural landscapes that bring each coffee plantation to life. A brand new portfolio, featuring previously unpublished images from the last ten years, Source: A Portrait of Coffee Growers, is an exciting new addition to one of the world’s most admired and popular photojournalists body of work.
Photojournalistic essay on the monsoon season of the Eastern hemisphere
The largest collection of Steve McCurry's images in one single volume and the final word on forty years of McCurry's incredible work. Written and compiled by Bonnie McCurry, Steve's sister and President of the McCurry Foundation, who has supported his image-taking from the start, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the ultimate book of McCurry's images and his approach to photography. The book brings together all of McCurry's key adventures, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his first breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the Mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totaling over 300 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as many previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry's authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve's friends and colleagues. Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry. The book brings together all of McCurry's key adventures, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his first breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the Mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totaling over 300 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as many previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry's authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve's friends and colleagues. Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry.
Tibet has suffered extreme political turmoil and upheaval over the last 50 odd years. Occupied in 1950, Red Guards destroyed thousands of official buildings and holy places during the Cultural Revolution, and religious freedom and traditional education are still severely under threat. Due to the strength of Tibetan faith in Buddha, in the Dalai Lama, and against the odds, many buildings have been reconstructed, their devotion and belief remain extraordinarily strong. Buddhism permeates every aspect of a Tibetan's life, whether living in Tibet or in exile in Nepal, India or the United States. A magnificent and time-stopping work, The Path to Buddha is divided into five parts, in which we see the monks in animated discussion, meditation and prayer; and we follow the devout believers on their arduous journeys to prayer. The two main chapters are interspersed with sections of portraits of this proud and dignified people whose own innate sense of their own being can be seen in the simplest of things, such as the way they dress and adorn themselves.
Beautiful and evocative colour photographs of the temples of Angkor, Cambodia. The globally acclaimed Magnum photographer Steve McCurry has beautifully and evocatively photographed the temples of Angkor in Cambodia, which rank amongst the world's most impressive monuments. Over one hundred of his images of the site are collected in this stunning book, which documents a magical world of carved gods, weathered masonry, tangled vegetation and orange-robed monks. Angkor was the capital of the Khmer rulers from the end of the ninth century to the mid-fifteenth. Each built a state temple at the capital surrounded by walls, moats and embankments which were laid out in accordance to cosmological precepts. Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the temples attract tourists, archaeologists and art historians, as well as remaining a pilgrimage destination for Buddhist monks. McCurry first visited Angkor on an assignment for National Geographic magazine, for whom he has taken famous photographs all over the world. He has made many return visits, capturing overall a sublime portrait of the buildings, sculpture and people of Angkor. The winner of numerous honors, including first prize in the World Press awards and the Robert Capa Gold Medal, McCurry has previously published Portraits and South Southeast (both with Phaidon). The photographs are accompanied by an informative introduction on the history and meaning of Angkor by John Guy, a leading authority on the cultural history of Southeast Asia. Guy is Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and Consultant to UNESCO on historical monuments in Southeast Asia.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (19082004) is one of the most influential and beloved figures in the history of photography. Released to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, 'Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century' is the first major publication to make full use of the extensive holdings of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris including thousands of prints and a vast resource of documents relating to the photographers life and work. The heart of the book surveys Cartier-Bressons career through 300 photographs divided into twelve chapters.While many of his most famous pictures are included, a great number of images will be unfamiliar even to specialists. A wide-ranging essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum, offers an entirely new understanding of Cartier-Bressons extraordinary career and its overlapping contexts of journalism and art. The extensive supporting material featuring detailed chronologies of the photographers professional travels and his picture stories as they appeared in magazines will revolutionize the study of Cartier-Bressons work.
The essence of India – magical, intense, contradictory – through the lens of Steve McCurry, one of the most admired photographers working today. This book is a sought-after addition to Steve McCurry’s popular body of work comprising emotive and beautiful photographs from India. Features a vast range of colour pictures illustrating this most colourful of countries, reproduced in a large format with captions, accompanied by an introductory essay from William Dalrymple, author of The Last Mughal, Return of a King and other bestselling works on India.
In No Caption Needed, Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites provide the definitive study of the iconic photograph as a dynamic form of public art. Their critical analyses of nine individual icons explore the photographs themselves and their subsequent circulation through an astonishing array of media, including stamps, posters, billboards, editorial cartoons, TV shows, Web pages, tattoos, and more. Iconic images are revealed as models of visual eloquence, signposts for collective memory, means of persuasion across the political spectrum, and a crucial resource for critical reflection. Arguing against the conventional belief that visual images short-circuit rational deliberation and radical critique, Hariman and Lucaites make a bold case for the value of visual imagery in a liberal-democratic society. No Caption Needed is a compelling demonstration of photojournalism’s vital contribution to public life.
McCurry’s photographs eloquently illustrate a country of contradictions, where the contemporary battles with the ancient and the spiritual clashes with the secular. Striking portraits of men and women, are presented alongside timeless images of children at play and shepherds tending their flocks and ancient sandstone cities are contrasted with shanty-towns constructed from tattered tarpaulins. The famous mountainous landscapes and ancient temples are shown together with scenes of daily life, such as a bread seller at his kiosk or traders at a market. McCurry’s unique ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture stories of human experience is fully exhibited in this remarkable new collection of images.
Presents a collection of portraits taken in various locations around the world.
Presents portraits of music icons from the late 1960s and early 1970s by the first photographer for Rolling Stone magazine, along with anecdotes from the photographer's personal encounters with the music stars.
Fifty postcards featuring evocative images of the people and cultures of Southeast Asia.
Chiefly portraits of Indian celebrities.
Mobile architecture in all its wonderful variety - a lively collection of mobile, portable, and movable structures of all kinds Celebrate mobile architecture in all its forms with this visual ode to life on the move. Ranging from quirky to sensible and from rustic to deluxe, featured projects include houseboats, huts, and tricked-out caravans, alongside disaster shelters, wearable structures, and futuristic prototypes. This compactly designed package features more than 250 colour photographs and a smart, engaging layout that will appeal to anyone who appreciates the power of good design.
.".. I loved Kodachrome. It had helped shape my photographic vision. ... A few days before Christmas, 2010, I exposed my last roll." -- p. 11.