In Animals, we discover a different side to the famed photographer who skillfully explores animals’ complex relationship with humans and the environment.
Tenderness abounds, particularly in scenes of unkempt street dogs sleeping contentedly next to their human companions. But there’s also a kind of essential solitude, with animals belonging to no one and simply wandering through life with only their survival instincts to guide them. We witness camels caught in the crossfire during the First Gulf War; a shepherd from northern Pakistan tenderly feeding his goats; Beverly Hills designer dogs; race horses on a Hong Kong rooftop; elephants in Thailand, and many more images selected by McCurry from his vast archives.
This Art Edition comes with a signed print of Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010. “I have always been moved by the selfless dedication mahouts provide to their elephants. The intimacy, bond, and love between this elephant and its handler are unmistakable in this image. The connection between these two is profound,” McCurry commented.
Through McCurry’s lens, we discover an appreciation for each creature’s beauty and silent dignity. This kaleidoscopic collection is at once a beautiful travelogue and a touching tribute to the creatures who share our planet.
Art Edition (No. 1–100), with the print Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010. The book and print are both signed by Steve McCurry.
Also available in an alternative Art Edition (No. 101–200) with a signed print and in an unlimited edition.