South South East
Hardbound, signed by Steve McCurry
This is a portfolio of the best of Steve McCurryãs photography: classical, magical and powerful images from South and Southeast Asia. McCurry takes photographs all over the world, for National Geographic magazine and his own projects, but it is the people, places, colours and forms of Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma) that have inspired his most sublime images ? photographs which transcend their original editorial purpose to become classics of photography.
South Southeast features sixty-seven photographs with brief captions. A short text about McCurry introduces the book and he has written commentaries to accompany eight of the images, telling the stories behind them.
National Press Photographers Association and the Missouri School of Journalism µPictures of the Year Competitionã Awarded 1st Place in the Best Use of Photography, books category.
about the author
Steve McCurry was a freelance magazine photographer based in India when he first achieved fame. In 1979 he crossed rebel-controlled Afghanistan prior to the Russian invasion, producing a unique story that was published around the world. It won him the Overseas Press Clubãs Robert Capa Gold Medal for photographic reporting µrequiring exceptional courage and enterpriseã ? the first of many subsequent awards to his credit. In 1985, he became a member of the photographersã co-operative Magnum. 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).