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Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry (Hardback, New title)

By Bannon, Anthony
By McCurry, Steve

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Born in Philadelphia, Steve McCurry studied history and cinematography at Pennsylvania State University before working as a freelance photographer in India. He is best known for his evocative colour photography, which has captured stories of human experience that, in the finest d...ocumentary tradition, cross boundaries of language and culture. His career was launched when he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion to take the first pictures of the conflict. Since then many of McCurry's images have become modern icons. A high point of his career was the rediscovery of an unidentified Afghan refugee girl, which many have described as the most recognizable photograph in the world today. His coverage won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, an award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise. McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including the Iran-Iraq war, Beirut and the Gulf War. But his travels have also taken him to southeast Asia and the spiritual temples of Angkor Wat and Cambodia, made known to many through his memorable images for National Geographic magazine. A member of the international photo agency Magnum Photos since 1986, he is the recipient of numerous awards including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers Association. This was awarded in the same year in which he won an unprecedented four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest. He has won the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award twice. This monograph on McCurry follows a chronological order, identifying major themes and examining key works; a beautifully produced, affordable introduction to one of the leading figures in photography today.
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ISBN 9780714844848
Released NZ 28 May 2012
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Format Hardback, New title
Series 55s
Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9780714844848
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Imprint Phaidon Press Ltd
Released 28 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Bannon, Anthony
By McCurry, Steve
Series 55s
Category Individual Photographers
Photographs: Collections
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 245mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 779.092
Weight 644g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Photography, Artistic, Portrait photography, McCurry, Steve
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade