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American, b. 1950
Paul Theroux and Steve McCurry Book: Deep South
Sep 28, 2015
By Paul Theroux with photographs by Steve McCurry
Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America — the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the...
Steve McCurry. Photographs from the East
Jul 2, 2015
This retrospective is a collection of sublime portraits, landscapes, and street photography taken by Steve McCurry over the last 27 years. Children and shepherds, warriors and labourers are presented alongside striking views of sandstone cities, mountainous landscapes, and ancient temples. Included in the exhibition are several unpublished images as well as images taken during his most recent trips...
One Magical Instant
May 4, 2015
At one magical instant
the page of a book –
that string of confused, alien ciphers – shivered into meaning.
Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets;
At that moment, whole universes opened.
You became, irerevocably, a reader.
– Alberto Manguel
Colors of Afghanistan
Nov 5, 2014
“A landscape might be denuded, a human settlement abandoned or lost,
but always, just beneath the ground lies history of preposterous grandeur. . .
They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted humankind,
irrepressibly optimistic and proud.
- The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer
Behind Closed Doors
Oct 21, 2014
The women came from different countries with the same dream:
to leave behind the poverty of their villages.
But instead of working as domestic help, they found themselves in a kind of prison,
employed by people who treated them like something less than human.
One was stabbed with a knife, another doused in boiling water, another raped and jailed.
- Karen Emmons