“I think the best photos stay with you; they’re something that you can’t forget. The ones that tell a story, … that evoke some emotion.” Steve McCurry replied when asked what makes a good photo during the presentation of his new book on 14 November, 2023 at the Amerikahaus in Munich.
Steve McCurry’s photographs reflect his passionate exploration into the complex and multilayered nature of the human being. Of all contemporary photographers, he is perhaps the one with the most extensive archive, having captured human existence in all its facets.
His most recent work focuses on the spiritual dimension of the human experience and presents sensitive images themed upon faith and belief, devotion and dedication, loyalty and faithfulness – basic values lived and cultivated in all cultures and religions of the world. In this opulent book of impressive photographs, McCurry explores an essential core of human existence as well as the universal longing to discover meaning in the midst of everyday life.
PICO LYER is a novelist, essayist and journalist, who is also famous for his travel writing, exploring at the same time both the inner and outer worlds. He is the author of several books on the topic of globalization, and prestigious magazines in the United States have published his articles, including Time, The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, and the Financial Times. For more than 30 years, he has been a friend of the Dalai Lama. Pico Lyer was born in England as the son of Indian parents and was raised in California from the time he was seven years old until he returned to the United Kingdom to study. Today, he lives in Japan.
STEVE MCCURRY has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than five decades. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, McCurry studied cinematography at Penn State University, before going on to work for a newspaper. McCurry’s images were among the first to show the world the brutality of the Russian invasion. Since that time, McCurry has created unforgettable images on all seven continents and in numerous countries. His body of work covers conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions, and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element. He has been recognized with several of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal. Most recently, the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2019, McCurry was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame.
Find further stops on his ‘Devotion’ tour across Europe at stevemccurry.com. STEVE MCCURRY is represented by GoSee Member LGA MANAGEMENT.
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