A new collection of portraits, landscapes street photography taken by Steve McCurry in Afghanistan over the last twenty-seven years. Children and shepherds, warriors and labourers are present alongside striking views of sandstone cities, mountainous landscapes and ancient temples. McCurry’s photographs boundaries of language and culture. Evocative and timeless, these lyrical images capture the enduring spirit, grandeur and beauty of the land that lies at the foot of the Hindu Kush .
Steve McCurry (b.1950) launched hid career as a photojournalist when, disguised in native gard, he crossed the Pakistan border into His coverage won him the Robert Capa gold Medal, which is awarded to photographers who exceptional courage and enterprise.
Famous also for his work in Southeast Asia, McCurry’s photographs are beautiful, uplifting and powerful. McCurry has worked for National Geographic magazine for many years and is a members of the prestigious Magnum agency.
Kerry William Purcell is a writer, lecture, and design historian. His work has appeared in such magazines as Beseline and Eye. His previous books for Phaidon include Alexey Brodovitch (2002) and Weegee (2004).
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