Steve McCurry, South SouthEast, Phaidon Press

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.

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Phaidon Press

Phaidon Press is an international publisher of books on the visual arts with offices in New York, London, Paris and Berlin, and distributors worldwide.

Phaidon has a long and distinguished history as an art book publisher. The company was founded in Vienna in 1923 by Dr. Bela Horowiz and Ludwig Goldscheider and named after "Phaedo", Socrates' pupil who spoke on the immortality of the soul. Their key objective was to deliver quality books at affordable prices.

Today, Phaidon books are recognised worldwide for the highest quality of content, design, and production. They cover everything from art, architecture, photography, design, performing arts, decorative arts, contemporary culture, fashion, and film.