He is one of my favourite photographers and I think he is the best one. Really! His pics are amazing and I love them. The first time I saw the photos of Steve McCurry was in Wolfsburg 2013. Yes, I visited Wolfsburg to see his exhibition there. The name of it was “Steve McCurry – Im Fluss der Zeit. Fotografien aus Asien 1980 – 2011“ (Photographies from Asia). And everyone who knows Germany, also knows how ‘sexy’ Wolfsburg is – in wintertime! (#not) 😉 Sorry….
The second exhibition of this great photographer I visited was in Hamburg the same year: “Steve McCurry. Überwältigt vom Leben” (Overwhelmed by life). This exhibit was gorgeous, too. At my following birthday I got a wonderful surprise, my friend gave me one of the best presents ever: the catalogue of Steve McCurry “The Iconic Photographs”. I love this book. It’s very large (14,5 Inch) and heavy (6,6lb). You know what I mean – it’s a real coffee table book! I probably would never bought it myself. So I was really surprised!
Steve McCurry is a photo journalist and a photographer. Born in Philadelphia he worked as a journalist after his studies. After this he travelled to India and a lot of other eastern landscapes and cities. I think everyone knows his famous pic of the “Afghan girl”. His portraits of people are my favourites. You should also have a look at his webside or instagram account. I’m a huge fan of his work, so I was really happy to own this art book. The images are all shown at full-page size or as double-page spreads. If you ever have the opportunity to visit one of his exhibitions DO IT! At the moment you can see his photographies in Philadelphia at the James A. Michener Art Museum (Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry).
His art is unique and he describes himself as a visual storyteller. Wonderful pictures with a tragic background. The light, the composition, everything is perfect. In different interviews he sais that he waits hours for the perfect moment and motive. His photographies are just amazing.
#artbook | Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs
#language | English
#publisher | Phaidon
#ISBN | 9780714865133
#pages | 272
#published | 2012
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