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Steve McCurry

00472_20, Rome, Italy, 1984, ITALY-10041NF. A man displays paintings while he reads in his car.

One of photojournalist Steve McCurry ongoing projects, titled On Reading, celebrates act of reading as he has discovered it in his constant travels throughout the world.

McCurry emphasizes that the act of reading spans all boundaries. “We’re all different and we’re all the same. It amuses me that whether you’re fabulously rich and sophisticated or you happen to be someone on the street in the third world or a classroom in some remote area, reading is all the same act. It’s a common link in our shared humanity, a thing we all do that is regardless of where we are economically or socially.”

McCurry’s images were originally inspired by legendary Hungarian photographer André Kertész, who also published a body of work on people reading. “This collection,” he explains, “is my homage to Kertész’s talent, his influence, and his genius.” McCurry’s photographs span through nearly four decades of his travels. This particular series is now a published book, and the images are paired perfectly with a foreword by award-winning writer Paul Theroux, who also pays his own tribute to the overwhelming power of the written word.

On Reading is published through Phaidon and now available on Amazon.

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01590_06, India, 06/2013, INDIA-12155. A man sits and read by a window. retouched_Sonny Fabbri 09/09/2013

01590_06, India, 06/2013, INDIA-12155. A man sits and read by a window.
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00038_18, MKS Steelworks, Serbia, Yugoslavia, 11/1989, SERBIA-10004. Man takes a break at MKS Steelworks.

00038_18, MKS Steelworks, Serbia, Yugoslavia, 11/1989, SERBIA-10004. Man takes a break at MKS Steelworks.

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