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Item Code 3401

Title Afganistan

Author McCurry, Steve


ISBN: 9783836569361

Condition: Hardcover



War and Grace\nMagnum photographer Steve McCurry?s Afghanistan retrospective\n

\nAfghanistan is a country overwhelmed by tribal rivalries, colonial wars, and\ngeo-political conflict. The Afghans have always called their mountains ?the land of\nrebellion.?
\nYet born of such chaos, such entrenched conflict, are these most breathtaking and\nbeautiful of images. The distinguished American photographer Steve McCurry has\ntraveled to Afghanistan regularly for more than 40 years: he is one of the most\naccomplished photographers to work in the region.

\nHis famous 1984 portrait Afghan Girl?sad and haunting, but at the same time\nevoking remarkable grace and dignity?published on the covers of magazines around\nthe world is certainly his single most striking portrait. In common with so much of\nMcCurry?s work, it has a timeless, painterly quality?entirely at odds with the\nbattle-torn backdrop of the region in which it was taken.

\nSteve McCurry has always been subjected to the same dangers that are an inevitable\npart of life ?on the road? for photographers. He has often ventured behind the lines,\nusually at great risk; his first assignment in Afghanistan in 1979 involved him\ndressing in Afghan robes in order to be smuggled across the border from Pakistan.\nThat journey, into the treacherous, unpredictable landscape?territory controlled at\nvarious times by the Mujahideen, the Russians, and the Taliban?was one that\nMcCurry would make many times. Many other photographers would follow in his\nfootsteps, but none would return with such a flawless body of work.\n

\nThe photographer:
\nSteve McCurry was born in Philadelphia, PA, and has been one of the most iconic\nvoices in contemporary photography for more than forty years, with scores of magazine\nand book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his\nname. After numerous travels throughout India, the Middle East and Afghanistan, he\nfounded ImagineAsia in 2004, with the mission to help provide educational resources\nand opportunities to children and young adults in Afghanistan.\n\n\n\n

\n26.7 x 37 cm (10.5 x 14.6 in.),
\n256 pages
\nISBN 978-3-8365-6936-1
\nEnglish, French, German)

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