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The Unguarded Moment

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The title of this book is a phrase that Steve McCurry uses a lot when talking about his work - he is always trying to capture those 'unguarded moments' when people are at their most unselfconscious and natural. McCurry takes photographs all over the world, for National Geographic magazine and his own projects, so this book includes the places, colours and forms of Yemen, M

Hardcover, 156 pages
Published May 23rd 2009 by Phaidon Press
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Steve McCurry (website) took one of the most famous photos of all time, an Afghan girl with mesmerizing green eyes who would have been a supermodel had she lived in the West.

The Unguarded Moment illustrates that this was no fluke. He really has a knack for capturing amazing images of people all over the world going about their daily routines. How he gets away with some of these I have no idea. Whenever I've tried taking photos of people in other countries, they've always been hyper-aware of the
The photographs in this book cause you to wonder about the circumstances of the subjects portrayed, and sometimes imagine their stories in your own mind.
A book of absolutely wonderful images. This man can find the moment and he captures it for us in the image. Really eye opening.
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Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, has won many of photography’s top awards. Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy. Member of Magnum Photos since 1986, McCurry has searched and found the unforgettable; many of his images have become modern icons. Born in ...more
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