A celebration of the timeless act of reading - as seen through the lens of one of the world's most beloved photographers
Young or old, rich or poor, engaged in the sacred or the secular, people everywhere read. This homage to the beauty and seductiveness of reading brings together a collection of photographs taken by Steve McCurry over his nearly four decades of travel and is introduced by award-winning writer, Paul Theroux. McCurry's mesmerizing images of the universal human act of reading are an acknowledgement of - and a tribute to - the overwhelming power of the written word.
Steve McCurry is one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography, with scores of magazine covers, more than a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions, and contemporary realities - yet always retains the human element. A member of Magnum Photos, McCurry has been recognized with the Robert Capa Gold Medal and National Press Photographers Award. Paul Theroux is an acclaimed American travel writer and novelist, author of The Great Railway Bazaar and the prize-winning novel The Mosquito Coast.