If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is
the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection
of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is
time recaptured, the return to the time before time.
– Octavio Paz
One’s not half of two;
Two are halves of one.
– e.e. cummings
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed.
As in filling a vessel drop by drop,
There is at last a drop which makes it run over;
so in a series of kindnesses there is
at last one which makes the heart run over.
– Samuel Johnson
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything,
and two minus one equals nothing.
– Mignon McLaughlin
Two are better than one because they
have a good reward for their labor.
– Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV
No road is long with good company.
– Turkish Proverb
I cannot think of any need in childhood as
strong as the need for a father’s protection.
– Sigmund Freud
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
– Vietnamese Proverb
Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
– William Shakespeare
It is one of the most beautiful compensations
of this life that no man can sincerely try to help
another without helping himself.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures
The book brings together all of McCurry’s key adventures and influences, from his experiences travelling as a young adult to his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods. Then to his first breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, and up to his current work.
The selection of photographs includes his best-known shots and over 100 previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry’s authoritative text – drawn from her familial relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve’s friends and close colleagues.
Available in Italy, October 9, 2018 – Mondadori/Electa
Available in Germany, October 10 – Knesebeck publishers
Available in the UK – October 22 – Laurence King Publishers
Available in France, November 8 – La Martiniere
Available in the U.S. November 22 – Laurence King