Breathtaking pictures of the colour and chaos of the world’s most vibrant continent by legendary photographer Steve McCurry
Source: Daily Mail Travel
Photographer Steve McCurry has travelled over 80 times times to India capturing raw moments during his visits. His incredible new book, India, features 100 images of everyday people in extraordinary rural and urban settings.
Tribal elders, hidden winding stairwells and mahouts sleeping next to their colourful elephants.
These are the enchanting moments captured amid the chaos and colours of over 80 visits to one of the world’s most vibrant countries, India.
A photographic love letter to the mesmerising nation, the images were taken by renowned US photographer Steve McCurry, 65, who’s best known for his incredible National Geographic photograph Afghan Girl.
McCurry’s amazing new book, India, documents the raw and exciting moments encountered throughout the 30 years he’s been visiting.
Home to two billion individuals, it comes as no surprise that the Indian project features its fascinating inhabitants in every frame.
While some of the shots are famous worldwide, McCurry’s emotive portfolio contains many that are never-before-seen.
He told MailOnline Travel: ‘I first went to India in 1978. Since then, I have been to India more than 85 times. It has been one of the most important places that I’ve worked and photographed over the past 30 years. I estimate that I have more than 15,000 pictures in my archive from India.
‘There’s something about India that makes you feel like you’re stepping back into another time and age, someplace ancient. I appreciate its vibrancy and its continuity with the past. History is not dead there.’
Printed in stunning resolution in a giant coffee table format, Steve McCurry: India, published by Phaidon on 26 October (£39.95) is the perfect way to escape to the enchanting nation.
Printed in stunning resolution in a giant coffee table format, Steve McCurry: India, published by Phaidon on 26 October (£39.95) is the perfect way to escape to this captivating nation.