Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures (40 years of iconic McCurry photography including 100 unseen photos) (Hardcover)

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The biggest and most comprehensive volume on Steve McCurry published to date and the final word on forty years of McCurry's incredible work. Written and compiled by Bonnie McCurry, Steve's sister and President of the McCurry Foundation, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the ultimate book of McCurry's images and his approach to photography.

The book brings together all of McCurry's key adventures and influences, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most–recent work. Totalling over 350 images, the selection of photographs includes his best–known shots as well as over 100 previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry's authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve's friends and colleagues.

"I compare photography to food, air, and sleep… this creative energy, this impulse, is what gives us purpose, pleasure, joy, happiness and love." Steve McCurry

In an incredibly successful career spanning over 40 years Steve McCurry has created some of the most evocative and best–known images in photography. He has been awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Award, and four first prize recognitions at the World Press Photo Contest.

Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry.

Reviews for Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures

"Complex realities and universal truths flow throughout McCurry's photographs." Huck Magazine

"It is frank as well as fond, and its 350 or so images include about 100 that have never previously been published." Daily Telegraph

"Bonnie McCurry… commentary is loving, measured, honest and a refreshingly unpretentious accompaniment to McCurry's arresting, sometimes astonishing, occasionally gut–wrenching work." The Times

"Includes many arresting pictures, from harrowing scenes in the burning oil fields of Kuwait to an extraordinary composition showing a red–robed woman making her way down a huge wall of stairs in Abhaneri, India. The book is a complete biographical package, with numerous photos of McCurry at work and play" New York Times Book Review

About the Author


Bonnie McCurry is Steve McCurry's sister and is president of Steve McCurry Studios and director of ImagineAsia, a non-profit organization primarily working in Afghanistan. During her trips to Afghanistan she has taught English to high school girls, supported numerous educational initiatives, and founded the Young Women's Photographic Initiative.

In an incredibly successful career spanning over 40 years Steve McCurry has created some of the most evocative and best-known images in photography. He has been awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Award, and four first prize recognitions at the World Press Photo Contest.

Praise For…


"STEVE MCCURRY: A Life in Pictures by his sister Bonnie McCurry, includes many arresting pictures, from harrowing scenes in the burning oil fields of Kuwait to an extraordinary composition showing a red-robed woman making her way down a huge wall of stairs in Abhaneri, India. It also includes striking semiformal portraits of tribal commanders and combatants in Afghanistan, shots that would likely be more difficult to obtain today.The book is a complete biographical package, with numerous photos of McCurry at work and play and montages of documents"-New York Times Book Review

"This is truly a fantastic book.. Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is a book that can teach everyone something about life and something about photography. I cannot recommend it highly enough for anyone who enjoys exploring the world and the human condition." - Fstoppers

"STEVE MCCURRY: A Life in Pictures.is the most comprehensive volume on the photographer's images and life published to date." - Digital Photo Pro
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786272355
ISBN-10: 1786272350
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication Date: November 20th, 2018
Pages: 392
Language: English