Steve McCurry; The Iconic Photographs

Steve McCurry; The Iconic Photographs

Book rating: 04 Hardback

By (author) Anthony Bannon, By (photographer) Steve McCurry, By (author) William Kerry Purcell

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  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 442mm x 592mm x 61mm | 7,394g
  • Publication date: 13 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714856339
  • ISBN 13: 9780714856339
  • Edition: Special edition
  • Edition statement: Limited ed
  • Sales rank: 365,802

Product description

Available in a strictly limited edition of 3,300 copies, this spectacular over-sized book brings together the most beautiful, memorable and evocative pictures of Steve McCurry's extraordinary career. Each copy is signed and numbered by the photographer, and accompanied by a signed and numbered limited edition print exclusively created by McCurry for this book.

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Author information

Steve McCurry (b.1950) launched his career as a photojournalist when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into Afghanistan thirty years ago. His remarkable coverage won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal, which is awarded to photographers who exhibit exceptional courage and enterprise. Famous also for his work in Southeast Asia, McCurry's photographs are beautiful, uplifting and affecting. McCurry is a regular contributor to many international journals including National Geographic magazine. He is a member of Magnum Photos.

Customer reviews

By Ravi Bindra 04 Jul 2011 4

It is a very large book - I am glad I didn't try to carry it home from a bookshop.

There is an enclosed print - which wouldn't have been my first choice of prints to want from this book.

The binding and cover materials and printing are excellent. However, some of the landscapes are printed across 2 pages - I HATE THIS. There is no easier way to ruin a photograph than put a binding through the middle of it and chop out some of the photo. This is why I give it 4. Normally I refuse to buy any book that does this - in this case I make an exception.

Review quote

'McCurry can make the hellish look heavenly - incredible photographs that change the way we look at our world - haunting and provocative images' The Sunday Times Magazine, June 2005 'these beautiful and often uplifting images, in finest documentary tradition, cross the boundaries of language and culture to capture the significant and the smaller stories of mankind.' Daily Telegraph, July 2005 'All the photographs selected for this edition are perfect compositions and the book is a must for anyone interested in appreciating the natural beauty of Asia and colour travel photography.' Tribune, September 2005

Table of contents

Introduction by the author, followed by a sequence of c. 200 photographs, many of them shown as double-page spreads. Endmatter: extended captions providing background information on all the images included in the book, accompanied by colour thumbnails for easy identification