The magazine of the photo-essay
September 2019 issue
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Steve McCurry Untold
The Stories Behind the Photographs Steve McCurry Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs is the only book to tell the fascinating stories behind the most iconic images of this world-renowned, multi- award winning photographer. For over thirty years, Steve McCurry has not only kept every copy of the magazine or newspaper that first published his pictures, but also his own personal journals, train tickets, maps, press passes, itineraries, thematic notes and even restaurant receipts. Amassed and hidden for decades, they capture the inspiring moments, technical difficulties, and even a couple of arrests that lie behind the finished works. Across fourteen assignments, from his earliest in Afghanistan in 1979 to trips to Vietnam in 2007, each chapter includes McCurry’s first-hand account in specially commissioned essays, a section of ephemera and personal photographs from his private archive, and full-page plates at the back. Previously unseen, these documents and archival material truly unearth and bring to life the extraordinary tales behind over 200 of McCurry’s photographs,
Bicycles hanging on the side of a train, West Bengal, India, 1983. Picture credit © Steve McCurryMagnum Photos (pages 46-47)
Cover and pages 4-5 from McCurry’s Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs Residential Permit, 1999. Picture credit © Steve McCurryMagnum Photos (page 14
Mother and child looking in through a taxi window, Bombay, India, 1993. Picture credit © Steve McCurryMagnum Photos (pages 126-127)
Cover and pages from McCurry’s ‘Monsoon’ journal, 1983. Picture credit © Steve McCurryMagnum Photos (page 84)
Sharbat Gula, the Afghan Girl, Nasir Bagh refugee camp, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984. Picture credit © Steve McCurryMagnum Photos (page 95)
Steve McCurry in monsoon floods, Porbandar, India, 1983. Picture credit © Steve McCurryMagnum Photos (page 2)
The temple caretaker and his dog, Ta Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia, 1999. Picture credit Picture credit © Steve McCurryMagnum Photos (page 172)
Women shielding themselves from a dust storm, Rajasthan, India 1983. Picture credit © Steve McCurryMagnum Photos (page 69)
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