To Read is to Fly


“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”

A.C. Grayling


“To learn to read is to light a fire;
every single syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”

Victor Hugo


“Everywhere I go in the world, I see young and old, rich and poor, reading books. Whether readers are engaged in the sacred or the secular they are, for a time, transported to another world.”
Steve McCurry

United Arab Emirates

“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind;
it forces you to stretch you own.”

Charles Scribner


“A great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. “

Pablo Neruda


“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.”
Joseph Addison


“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested.”

Francis Bacon


“We read to know we are not alone.”

C.S. Lewis


Pier ⅔ Walsh Bay
Suite 3/13A Hickson Road, Dawes Point, 2000
Sydney, Australia
Wed, Apr 12, 2023 –  Sun, Aug 13, 2023

Museo degli Innocenti
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 13
Florence, Italy

Fri, May 19, 2023  –  Sun, Oct 8, 2023

Istanbul Sinema Müzesi
Kuloğlu, İstiklal Cd. No 131/A
Istanbul, Turkey

Sat, Apr 15, 2023  –  Sun, Jul 30, 2023

By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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17 replies on “To Read is to Fly”

Reading is fundamental, the door to a journey of learning any discipline. Books are essential to the future of mankind.

Yes it is.
As a passionate reader, a passionate doctor -for suffering dyslexics kids too- and a fun of your art, I feel the importance to thank.
Your thinking mind, your contemplative perception, your adventurously path, your passionate images are truly inspiring.
With regards and gratitude

I hope this message finds you well Steve . I just wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for the incredible work you have been doing. Your dedication, professionalism, and expertise are truly remarkable, and they have not gone unnoticed.

So beautiful and moving right now. We need these to hang in schools and carry to school board meetings in PA ! Bring some teachers joy, support and inspiration! Am a retired Photo/Art teacher from the West Chester School District and my students enjoyed your work!

Although, never having traveled far from home, books have taken me everywhere, other worlds, other countries, other times. I identify with all the quotes with your marvelous photos. Thank you for sharing.

So glad to discover your photography. This is fabulous and I believe reading is necessary for life.

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