You may not have heard the name of the photographer Steve McCurry, but you definitely know his images, including his famous National Geographic magazine cover featuring the striking Afghan Girl with green eyes. Steve McCurry is one of the greatest photojournalists of the 20th century and continues to awe us with his power of observation, his formidable unerring eye for detail and his skill in capturing the experiences of our world and giving it personal meaning for the viewer.
Robert Capa used to say : “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” … During his entire life, Steve McCurry tried to always get closer. To the people, to the places, to the events that shook the last decades of the 20th century. From India to Afghanistan, from Koweit and Iraq to Nepal and Lebanon, it’s a part of his own story that Steve McCurry wanted to tell, narrated by Jean-David Morvan and illustrated by the talented Kim Jung Gi.
A war photographer … “by accident” !
“Steve McCurry was in New York on September 11, 2001. Manhattan is his island, his home port between assignments as he crisscrosses the globe.
The Twin Towers were the focal point of his skyline. He watched from afar as they fell, and then took in their absence from up close during the long days that followed. He documented the incomprehensible and bore witness to the wounds of a city and its people.
Fifteen years later, Dupuis Editions, Caurette Editions and Magnum Photos collaborate to consider that tragic day through the eyes of two great image creators: humanist photographer Steve McCurry and gifted illustrator Jung Gi Kim.
The resulting story, while rooted in the loss of the World Trade Center, expands far beyond the boundaries of Ground Zero to include the photographer’s extensive travels and the iconic images they have generated. Steve McCurry, the “accidental” war photographer, has witnessed tragedy without losing his faith in humanity.
By weaving links among the times and places he has seen, and augmenting the comic with his photos, this book brings us into the extraordinary world of a man who has observed it from the last century to the present day.”
64 photos from Steve McCurry included in the comic and a 12 pages portfolio featuring 8 exclusive photos previously unpublished
10 pages interview from Steve McCurry
Dimensions: 31,0 x 22,5 x 2,1 cm
Weight: 1,1 kg
Publisher: Caurette, in cooperation with Magnum Photo
Signed by Kim Jung Gi (only for books bought on this website, not in bookstores)
Price: 25 €
McCurry, NYC, 9/11 (in English and signed by the artist Kim Jung Gi) is available on LiberDistri and at your favorite bookstore!
(A French signed version, published by Dupuis, is also available on LiberDistri!)