Steve McCurry, ‘Humanity’, 2016, 21st Editions, The Art of the Book
Steve McCurry, ‘Humanity’, 2016, 21st Editions, The Art of the Book
Steve McCurry, ‘Humanity’, 2016, 21st Editions, The Art of the Book
Steve McCurry, ‘Humanity’, 2016, 21st Editions, The Art of the Book
Steve McCurry, ‘Humanity’, 2016, 21st Editions, The Art of the Book
Steve McCurry, ‘Humanity’, 2016, 21st Editions, The Art of the Book
Steve McCurry, ‘Humanity’, 2016, 21st Editions, The Art of the Book

This limited edition book includes 12 bound, signed platinum prints and and additional 3 loose platinum prints: Woman in Niquab, Taj and Train, and Women at Home.

"Steve McCurry has given us the world through his iconographic image-making. He has been relentless in his pursuit of images that not only inform but sensitize us to places and people from faraway that are the D.N.A. of our planet. That he risks his life for us is of no concern to him. It is his way, an aspect of his pursuit of enduring art. That he is generous, compassionate, and humble is what drives this award-winning photographer and is what underlies his strength and the potency of his image-making.

McCurry is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and one of the most influential. His images have helped connect us to parts of the world we have never been to, humanizing our perceptions of people throughout the world.

But there is one image of McCurry’s that almost everyone knows, even if they don’t know who made it. We are referring, of course, to Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl (1984). It is not too much to say that Afghan Girl has changed the world, “searing the heart” of viewers, owing to its power to inform our perception of humanity. For over thirty years, it has enabled millions of people to connect with another person across wide gulfs of cultural difference. It is this sense of connectedness, achieved through photography, that is McCurry’s great and rare gift to humanity."

  • John Stauffer, from the introduction to "Humanity"

Signature: All of the prints (bound and unbound) are signed by artist Steve McCurry.

Publisher: 21st Editions

About Steve McCurry

With his shrewd journalistic approach to photography, Steve McCurry has captured some of the most iconic images of the 20th and 21st centuries. McCurry creates straightforward representational photographs that seek to illuminate areas of the world and create narratives from honest depictions of people and places. The photographer is well known for his contributions to magazines such as National Geographic, which featured Afghan Girl—his infamous 1985 image—on its cover. The woman’s haunting green eyes and her location in a country hidden behind the Iron Curtain contributed to the photograph’s significance. “I think the best way to actually photograph somebody is to really look into their eyes,” McCurry has said. “The eyes are so expressive, they say so much about a person.” In recent years, McCurry has continued his journalistic investigations of the less fortunate in areas closer to his home, photographing abused domestic workers in the United States.

American, b. 1950, Darby, Pennsylvania

Exhibition Highlights

2017
New York,
Great Journeys: The Magnum Square Print Sale In Partnership With Aperture