"Untold - Die Geschichten hinter den Bildern" bietet bislang nie gezeigte Einblicke in die Arbeit Steve McCurrys, einer der besten und mutigsten Fotoreporter unserer Zeit, der mit seinem Bild des afghanischen Mädchens auf der Titelseite vom National Geographic Magazine berühmt geworden ist. Über 300 farbintensive und fesselnde Fotografien aus 14 der bedeutendsten Fotoreportagen McCurrys sind in diesem Buch versammelt, darunter die berühmten Reportagen über die indische Eisenbahn (1983), den Monsun (1984) und die Ereignisse des 11. September (2001).
die Geschichten hinter den Bildern
Author: Steve McCurry
Author: Anthony Bannon,Steve McCurry
Category: Photography, Artistic
Author: Steve McCurry
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
The Science of Biometrics: Security Technology for Identity Verification covers the technical aspects of iris and facial recognition, focusing primarily on the mathematical and statistical algorithms that run the verification and identification processes in these two modalities. Each chapter begins with a review of the technologies, examining how they work, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as some of their established market applications. Numerous approaches are examined. Facial recognition is much more of an emerging biometric technology than iris recognition; therefore, there are more algorithms that are currently being developed in that area. After this review, numerous applications of these two modalities are covered as well, some of which have just been commercially deployed while others are under research and development. Chapters 3 and 4 conclude with case studies to provide further application review. This book is directed to security managers, electronic security system designers, consultants, and system integrators, as well as electronic security system manufacturers working in access control and biometrics.
Security Technology for Identity Verification
Author: Ravindra Das
Presents a collection of portraits taken in various locations around the world over a twenty-year period
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
The 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by United States and coalition forces was followed by a flood of aid and development dollars and "experts" representing well over two thousand organisations--each with separate policy initiatives, geopolitical agendas, and socioeconomic interests. This book examines the everyday actions of people associated with this international effort, with a special emphasis on small players: individuals and groups who charted alternative paths outside the existing networks of aid and development. This focus highlights the complexities, complications, and contradictions at the intersection of the everyday and the geopolitical, showing how dominant geopolitical narratives influence daily life in places like Afghanistan--and what happens when the goals of aid workers or the needs of aid recipients do not fit the narrative. Specifically, this book examines the use of gender, "need," and grief as drivers for both common and exceptional responses to geopolitical interventions. Throughout this work, Jennifer L. Fluri and Rachel Lehr describe intimate encounters at a microscale to complicate and dispute the ways in which Afghans and their country have been imagined, described, fetishized, politicized, vilified, and rescued. The authors identify the ways in which Afghan men and women have been narrowly categorized as perpetrators and victims, respectively. They discuss several projects to show how gender and grief became forms of currency that were exchanged for different social, economic, and political opportunities. Such entanglements suggest the power and influence of the United States while illustrating the ways in which individuals and groups have attempted to chart alternative avenues of interaction, intervention, and interpretation.
Intimate Development, Geopolitics, and the Currency of Gender and Grief
Author: Jennifer L. Fluri,Rachel Lehr
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Examines the history of Afghanistan, from the 1950s until the present, showing the struggles of the Afghan people to survive amidst communism, a civil war, and the rise and fall of the Taliban.
Magnum photographers in Afghanistan
Author: Robert Dannin,Magnum Photos, inc
Publisher: powerHouse Books
This portfolio contains a selection of the best and most poignant portraits by Steve McCurry, known and loved the world over for his beautiful and enduring images of the landscapes and cultures of South and Southeast Asia. The collection includes some iconic as well as previously unknown portraits of children, monks, pilgrims and travellers that McCurry has encountered on his journeys throughout Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan and Tibet.
Author: Steve McCurry
Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
"From a society shredded by violence and a generation caught between Afghanistan and America, Saed and Muradi have sewn together a vibrant patchwork of memory and imagination. At turns raw and affecting, One Story, Thirty Stories is a chronicle of loss and reunion, offering a firsthand look at how communities are fractured and remade, with all the frustration and tenderness that exile evokes."---Tara Bahrampour, To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America "One Story, Thirty Stories is exquisite documentary, a kaleidoscope of fragmented lives, losses, and attempts at remaking. The editors have assembled a collection that manages to be both literature and history, heartbreaking and hopeful, educational and lyrical. From the daughter of a cab driver to the daughter of an imam, from a crack dealer to a standup comic to an ambassador, the writers in this book offer not only poignant testimony but also form a who's who of Afghans in the United States. An invaluable, accessible resource for anyone who cares about what America is doing in, and to, Afghanistan."---Minal Hajratwala, author of Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents Since 9/11 there has been a cultural and political blossoming in the Afghan diaspora, especially in the United States, revealing a vibrant, active, and intellectual Afghan American community. And the success of Khaled Hosseni's The Kite Runner, the first work of fiction written by an Afghan American to become a bestseller, has created interest in the works of other Afghan American writers. One Story, Thirty Stories (or Afsanab, Seesaneh, the Afghan equivalent of "one upon a time") collects poetry, fiction, essays, and selections from two blogs from thirty-three men and women---poets, fiction writers, journalists, filmmakers and video artists, photographers, community leaders and organizers, and diplomats. The fifty pieces in this rich anthology show people trying to come to grips with a life in exile, or they trace the migration maps of parents. They navigate the jagged landscape of the Soviet invasion, the civil war of the 1990s and the rise of the Taliban, and the ongoing American occupation.
An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature
Author: Zohra Saed,Sahar Muradi
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Category: Literary Collections
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.
40 Years of Photography
Author: Bonnie McCurry,Steve McCurry
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
For decades, professional photographers have been using large, expensive studio lighting setups for their shoots. While powerful and effective, they have certain limitations. A new generation of photographers has embraced speedlights, battery powered flashes that can mount on your camera or be triggered remotely. After years of using studio lights, Michael Mowbray switched over to speedlights. He started gradually but soon realized he could shoot nearly everything with speedlights. Specializing in wedding and senior portraits, Mowbray found freedom and renewed creativity with these lights. As he states in the introduction, he no longer chases light, he creates it. The book begins by outlining the core concepts for using speedlights as a primary light source. Knowing how light works allows you to control it. The same goes for your camera. Understanding how the flash and the camera interact using the camera’s metering system is the center of Mowray’s speedlight technique. It’s also important to understand how your camera and flashes communicate while they aren’t attached to one another. The ability to have remote flashes tucked into unique places for a shoot opens up the lighting options available to you. In addition to wedding and senior portrait photography, Mowbray works in fashion, commercial and family photography. The versatility of speedlights allows a professional photographer to work in many genres. After covering the core concepts, the book presents 60 of Mowbray’s world class images. Each photo is accompanied by a list of the equipment used for capturing the shot, alternate related images and a lighting diagram. One of the major advantages of a speedlight portrait system is that it allows you create the light you want virtually anywhere. Interesting unlit nooks magically become great photo settings. A common theme across much of Mowbray’s location work is using speedlights to create light and contrast where none currently exist. A shoot may require that you work at less than ideal times of the day. It is possible create your own sunrise, shoot at night when there is little natural light, or make the daytime look like night. This flexibility opens up the number and type of clients your business can handle. Attention to detail with the placement of lights can be the difference between a run-of-the-mill portrait and a striking, award winning image. Mowbray provides great detail on what went into making each of his photographs. Don’t get stuck in a rut using the same modifiers and the same lighting over and over again. It may work fine but it will ultimately limit you. Clients like choices, especially when they are investing a lot of money. Choices can often lead to bigger sales as clients feel the need to order more of the varied looks and styles. Working in edgier lighting styles and clothing combinations, unique backgrounds or locations can expand the variety of shots you get from a session. Whether going for that classic studio look or crafting something very dramatic and modern, speedlights give you the ability to improvise and expand your techniques. While Mowbray’s main focus is the power and flexibility of speedlights, he also provides great tips for composition and location scouting. Also necessary is the ability to improvise on the spot if your planned location doesn’t work out, like his rained out plans for an outdoor bridal shoot. While creative use of speedlights gives a lot of control over the image created, there are some instances where digital postproduction adds something extra that really makes the photo pop. Mowbray gives a number of examples where editing helped make the final image exactly what he and the client were looking for. Containing lots of images, diagrams, and detailed text, this book provides readers with a thorough understanding of the benefits of shooting with speedlights.
Speedlight Flash Techniques for Photographers
Author: Michael Mowbray
Publisher: Amherst Media
Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)