Eric Kim, famous street photographer constantly says “buy books, not gear”. So if you were to get a book you probably would want to get this book by magnum photographer Steve McCurry.
It doesn’t matter what genre of photography you are in you have heard of Steve McCurry, you know his photos! He’s released more than 13 books, shoots assignments for Nation Geographic and has created some of the most iconic imagery of our time. “Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs” published by Phaidon Press is not a coffee table book. It’s an autobiographic look at 14 images selected by the man himself, and yes it does include the famous Afghani Girl.
Steve, hmm that doesn’t sound right perhaps I’ll use Mr McCurry, explores the archive which includes handwritten notes (remember those things), and records of his travels abroad.
If you want to know more about “Untold: The Stores Behind the Photographs” and purchase a copy head to Phaidon’s website.