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For more than half the world's people, the weather can be a matter of survival. Good monsoons mean prosperity and life, and poor ones are attended by famine and death. The monsoon is immune to control by government and technology alike.
Published August 29th 1995 by Thames & Hudson
(first published 1988)
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A fantastic glimpse. Life surrounding this annual natural disaster in India is so hard, yet by the images presented, seems to be taken so casually in stride. McCurry did a wonderful job illustrating the difficulty of day to day activities during Monsoon.
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 ...moreMore about Steve McCurry