Steve McCurry

The Iconic Photographs

Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714856339

Category: Photography

Page: 320

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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.

Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs

Author: Steve McCurry

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714864624

Category: Photography

Page: 264

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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.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited


Category: Photography

Page: 512

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Presents a collection of portraits taken in various locations around the world over a twenty-year period

Steve McCurry: On Reading

Author: Steve McCurry

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871295

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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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.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714869964

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 1906

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.


The Temples of Angkor

Author: Steve McCurry

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714845593

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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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.

From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail

Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714868981

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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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.

Steve Mccurry: In the Shadow of Mountains

Author: Steve McCurry,Kerry William Purcell

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited


Category: Photography

Page: 132

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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.

The Path to Buddha

A Tibetan Pilgrimage

Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714863146

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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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.


Author: Steve McCurry

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780500278505

Category: Photography

Page: 84

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Photojournalistic essay on the monsoon season of the Eastern hemisphere

The Rolling Stone Years

Author: Baron Wolman

Publisher: Vision on Publishing

ISBN: 9781847727404

Category: Music

Page: 175

View: 6311

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.


Author: Ringo Starr

Publisher: Genesis Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781905662333

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 3100

From behind the drums to behind the lens, inPhotograph Ringo Starr opens his archives to share memories of his childhood, The Beatles and beyond. Rare and unseen photographs taken by Ringo, with others reproduced from his family albums, are showcased here for fans of The Beatles and anyone passionate about modern music. Accompanied by Ringo’s original manuscript of over 15,000 words,Photograph gives unprecedented insight into the life of one of the world’s greatest musicians. From Pwllheli to Delhi, obscurity to superstardom, join Ringo on his travels in his photographic memoir.

National Geographic Photographs

The Milestones

Author: Leah Bendavid-Val

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9780792275206

Category: Photography

Page: 335

View: 9960

A beautifully assembled gift book collects the very best of National Geographic photography, including images never before published in the magazine.

The Last Roll

Author: Jeff Jacobson

Publisher: Daylight Press

ISBN: 9780983231677

Category: Photography

Page: 107

View: 2086

.".. I loved Kodachrome. It had helped shape my photographic vision. ... A few days before Christmas, 2010, I exposed my last roll." -- p. 11.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

the modern century

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Peter Galassi,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),Art Institute of Chicago,San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,High Museum of Art

Publisher: Hubsta Ltd


Category: Photography

Page: 376

View: 8998

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the most influential and beloved figures in the history of photography. His inventive work of the early 1930s helped define the creative potential of modern photography. Following World War II, he helped found the Magnum photo agency, which enabled photojournalists to reach a broad audience through magazines such as "Life" while retaining control over their work. Cartier-Bresson would go on to produce major bodies of photographic reportage, capturing such events as China during the revolution, the Soviet Union after Stalin's death, the United States in the postwar boom and Europe as its older cultures confronted modern realities. Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this is the first major publication to make full use of the extensive holdings of the Fondation Cartier-Bresson-including thousands of prints and a vast resource of documents relating to the photographer's life and work. The heart of the book surveys Cartier-Bresson's career through 300 photographs divided into 12 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-Bresson's extraordinary career and its overlapping contexts of journalism and art. The extensive supporting material-featuring detailed chronologies of the photographer's professional travels and of spreads of his picture stories as they appeared in magazines-will revolutionize the study of Cartier-Bresson's work.

National Geographic

The Covers

Author: Mark Collins Jenkins

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213883

Category: Photography

Page: 382

View: 7725

Showcases over six hundred of the iconic magazine's covers from 1960 to the present, in a collection that includes insights from editors and photographers that reveal how the images are shot and selected.