Phaidon Press, Jun 17, 1999 - Photography - 512 pages
Steve McCurry never set out to take portraits. In 1985, he photographed an Afghan girl for the National Geographic. The intensity of the subject's eyes and her compelling gaze made this one of the most widely and consistently celebrated portraits in the history of contemporary photography.
This accompanies the other remarkable faces he has encountered whilst travelling throughout the world, collected together in an engaging and strangely moving series of unique street portraits: unposed, unstylized images of people that reveal the true universality of the depths of human emotion.
Critically acclaimed and recognized internationally for his classic reportage, over the last twenty years he has worked on numerous assignments, travelling extensively throughout the Middle and Far East.
McCurry has won first prize in the World Press Awards, and was named Magazine Photographer of the Year in 1984. He is most famous for his evocative color photography, which has captured stories of human experience that, in the finest documentary tradition, transcend boundaries of language and culture.
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Review: PortraitsUser Review - Libby - Goodreads
I was lent this book by my art tutor, to base realistic portratis off of. All I can say is, wow. The faces, the personalities, and the coloration in all these pictures are simply fantastic. Beautiful. Read full review
Review: PortraitsUser Review - Sharada Prasad CS - Goodreads
people in asia and Africa have some of the most interesting faces on this planet! Read full review