Steve McCurry; The Iconic Photographs

Steve McCurry; The Iconic Photographs
Library Shelf Location 18.MCCU
Publication Date 2012
About the book
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.
ISBN 9780714865133
Quantity 1
Pages 272p; 28.6 x 3.2 x 38.7 cm
Author Steve McCurry
Format Hardback
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd, London
Related Artist Steve McCurry
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Photography
Artist's Nationality American (USA)

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