Looking East: Portraits by Steve McCurry

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"Looking East: Portraits by Steve McCurry" is a new book that presents a selection of the best and most poignant portraits by acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry. Looking East was first published by Phaidon in 2011 and has since sold over 30,000 copies worldwide. Now available for the first time in an elegant paperback edition, this book features an astounding range of colour photographs, gorgeously reproduced in large format.

Phaidon Press Release

Looking East: Portraits by Steve McCurry  

By Steve McCurry  

Published by Phaidon 16 February 2018 (£24.95)

Looking East: Portraits by Steve McCurry presents a selection of the best and most poignant portraits by acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry. Known for his exquisitely beautiful and enduring images of the landscapes and cultures of Southeast Asia, McCurry launched his career as a photojournalist in the late 1970s when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into Afghanistan just before the Soviet invasion. McCurry’s coverage of the Soviet-Afghan War was published in publications such as Time, Paris-Match, and the New York Times and won him the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal. 

Looking East features iconic as well as lesser-known portraits of children, monks, pilgrims, wanderers and migrants, transporting readers to the regions McCurry encountered on his journey, including Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Tibet. Capturing children, adolescents, adults and the elderly from all walks of life, this beautiful compendium of images reveals stories of human experience that transcend boundaries of language and culture. 

A modern classic, Looking East was first published by Phaidon in 2011 and has since sold over 30,000 copies worldwide. Now available for the first time in an elegant paperback edition, this book features an astounding range of colour photographs, gorgeously reproduced in large format. 

Regarded as one of the most iconic publications of contemporary documentary photography, Looking East: Portraits by Steve McCurry is a must-have for McCurry aficionados and readers eager to explore his dynamic, emotive and groundbreaking work.  

About the author  Steve McCurry has been one of the most prominent voices in contemporary photography for almost 40 years, with scores of magazine covers to his name, over a dozen books with Phaidon, and hundreds of exhibitions around the world. A member of Magnum Photos, he has created stunning images on six continents and countless countries. McCurry has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal and National Press Photographers Award. 

About Phaidon  Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City. 

Looking East: Portraits by Steve McCurry      By Steve McCurry     Published by Phaidon    16 February 2018 

Hardback £24.95    75 colour illustrations     128 pages     380 x 275 mm     ISBN: 978 071487 6382

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