Steve McCurry, South SouthEast, Phaidon Press
This Phaidon collection of anecdotes and photographs from Magnum/National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry is presented as a portfolio of work. The large format pages echo the dimensions of McCurry’s original transparencies so the images can be presented without cropping. As they would be in a portfolio, the portrait photographs can be viewed as you open the book. The landscape images are best viewed turning the book through ninety degrees.
The result is not a book to flip through but one to pour and deliberate over. The anecdotes by the photographer are presented against richly coloured backgrounds, helping to divide the images into distinct chapters.