Reading as a pastime, reading for information and reading to learn.
After his previous successes, this is another masterpiece by Steve McCurry, a living legend of modern photography. This time, he focuses on a passion of universal appeal: reading. McCurry’s camera has captured people all over the world engaged in the personal yet universal act of reading. His photos reveal its innate power and its capacity to transport people into imaginary worlds, memories, the present, past and future, and into the human mind. From Turkish mosques to Italian street markets, vibrant, colourful images record peaceful moments when people get lost in books, newspapers and magazines. The photographs come from countries miles apart: India, Europe and the United States. Whether young or old, rich or poor, religious or lay, people everywhere love reading. This book is a collection of fascinating photographs by the master, taken on his many travels around the world.