Looking East: Portraits by Steve McCurry Hardcover – 24 Oct 2011
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'The monks, travellers, children, pilgrims and parents pictured here engage both the eye and emotion, and leave a lingering sense of the universality of feelings beneath the varied traditional garb displayed so sumptuously here.'
'further evidence of McCurry's standing as one of the finest photojournalists of his generation.'
'an almost anthropological subsection of humanity, an extraordinarily beautiful historical document for future times.'
'nothing short of outstanding. … wonderful images. Every one is worth lingering over and the generous presentation – one picture per spread – really gives each image the breathing space it deserves. Just buy a copy and look into the eyes of every portrait – we guarantee you'll be moved.'
'Steve McCurry's lushly poignant shots of the people and places of Asia have yielded some of the best know photographic icons of our time ... his images often dance on a knife-edge between sensuality and tragedy, sentiment and anguish.'
'evocative ... documents [McCurry's] journey to capture the essence and soul of a country through its people and landscape.'
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About the Author
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).
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Top Customer Reviews
The big photos are beautiful and really well presented. Its a great book for people who like portraits or just colourful and interesting photos.
I love all Steve McCurrys books, everyone should have one!
You will enjoy theese fantastic pictures, taken with a lot of photographic skill
Una soberbia colección de asombrosos retratos. Una visión humana del ser humano. Imprescindible
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I saw this book in a library and wanted my own copy. It is a hard back book full of beautiful portraits, and an inspiration to portrait painters.Published on 14 July 2013 by Mrs. D. Felix
This book is a journey on the East, beautiful and striking, each page is a new experience, and is blended with peace and intimacy.Published on 25 Nov. 2011 by SAFF