Photographer Steve McCurry never set out to take portraits. Critically acclaimed and recognized internationally for his classic reportage, over the last 20 years he has worked for the "National Geographic" and other publications on numerous assignments: along the Afghan border, in Baghdad, Beirut and the Sahel. In 1985, McCurry photographed an Afghan girl for the "National Geographic". The intensity of the subject's eyes and her compelling gaze made this one of contemporary photography's most celebrated and best-known portraits. McCurry is now equally famous for his other portrayals of faces that he has encountered while traveling throughout the world. Compelling, unforgettable and moving, McCurry's images are unique street portraits: un-stylized and unposed snapshots of people that reveal the universality of human emotion.
Size: 7 1/4 x 4 3/4"
Publisher: Phaidon Press, Ltd. (London, 1999)