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Steve McCurry

Looking East

Steve McCurry



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14 February 2018
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.
By:   Steve McCurry
Imprint:   Phaidon
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 380mm,  Width: 275mm,  Spine: 12mm
ISBN:   9780714876382
ISBN 10:   0714876380
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   14 February 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Steve McCurry (b.1950) launched his career as a photojournalist when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into Afghanistan before the Russian invasion. His coverage won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal, which is awarded to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise. Famous also for his work in Southeast Asia, his photographs are beautiful, uplifting and powerful. McCurry has worked for National Geographic magazine for many years and is a member of the prestigious Magnum agency. Exhibitions of his work have been held all over the world and his previous books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988) and Portraits (Phaidon, 1999).

Reviews for Steve McCurry: Looking East

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 This volume will be loved by photographers, who will admire Steve's technical skill and composition. It will be pored over by artists who will draw inspiration from those characters captured by the camera. It will be sought after by travellers and even armchair travellers who dream of finding the last cultural vestiges in this fast-changing and often too-globalised world. Looking East by Steve McCurry is striking in every regard. There is hardly any text - the portraits illustrate the narration, and the book is no worse for that.

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