Published by Phaidon
Signed by the Photographer
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.
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), Portraits (Phaidon, 1999)and South soth East (Phaidon 2000).
Phaidon, London, 2006. 128 pp., 75 color illustrations, 15x10Ñ .