Steve McCurry's HUMANITY illustrates Edward Fitzgerald's first (1859) edition of "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám" with 12 signed platinum prints, of which three are loose. This is the first time that his work has been presented in platinum. The book and print set is for sale.
"Steve 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."