'The monks, travellers, children, pilgrims and parents pictured here engage both the eye and emotion, and leave a lingering sense of the universality of feelings beneath the varied traditional garb displayed so sumptuously here.' Traveller 'further evidence of McCurry's standing as one of the finest photojournalists of his generation.' Metro 'an almost anthropological subsection of humanity, an extraordinarily beautiful historical document for future times.' Sunday Herald 'nothing short of outstanding. ... wonderful images. Every one is worth lingering over and the generous presentation - one picture per spread - really gives each image the breathing space it deserves. Just buy a copy and look into the eyes of every portrait - we guarantee you'll be moved.' Photography Monthly 'Steve McCurry's lushly poignant shots of the people and places of Asia have yielded some of the best know photographic icons of our time ... his images often dance on a knife-edge between sensuality and tragedy, sentiment and anguish.' Independent 'evocative ... documents [McCurry's] journey to capture the essence and soul of a country through its people and landscape.' Thomas Cook Travel
This striking new publication, a sequel to Phaidon's 2000 publication "South Southeast", is a selection of Steve McCurry's most astounding and powerful portraits from South and Southeast Asia. McCurry takes photographs all over the world, for "National Geographic" magazine and his own projects, but it is the people, places, colours and forms of Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma) that have inspired his most sublime images - photographs which transcend their original editorial purpose to become classics of photography. Like "South Southeast", this book features a remarkable range of photographs with brief captions and a short essay introduces the book.