Steve Mccurry: In the Shadow of Mountains

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Phaidon Press, 2007 - Photography - 132 pages
Throughout his career McCurry has returned to Afghanistan time and time again - under different regimes and at times of civil unrest - to document the people, the landscape and the heritage of this troubled, yet captivating, country. Each image is accompanied by a brief text providing geographical and historical background.

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About the author (2007)

Steve McCurry (b.1950) launched his career as a photojournalist when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into Afghanistan over twenty years ago. His remarkable coverage won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal which is given to photographers who exhibit exceptional courage and enterprise. Famous also for his work in Southeast Asia, his photographs are beautiful, uplifting and powerful. McCurry works for many international journals and is a long-standing contributor to National Geographicmagazine. He is a member of Magnum Photos.

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