Steve McCurry Spirit of India

The Spirit of India

Steve McCurry is a photographer par excellence, and a member of Magnum Photos. In his new book, McCurry gives us a glimpse of India in pictures, iconic images that he has taken in over 40 years of visiting India, showcasing the people and the extraordinary settings of ‘one of the most spiritual countries on Earth

‘India’ Explores the lives of everyday people in extraordinary settings through a camera lens. This book features 150 images, many of them previously unpublished, along with images that have become known across the globe. Take a look at some stunning images from the book below:

Spirit of India mahout with elephants
Mahouts sleep with their elephant. Rajasthan, 2012.
Spirit of India Steve McCurry
Bicycles hanging from the side of a train, West Bengal, 1983.
A crowd carries a man during the Holi Festival, Rajasthan, 1996.
Spirit of India Steve McCurry
A Rabari Tribal elder, Rajasthan, 2010.
Spirit of India, Steve McCurry
Crowds gather for the Kumbh Mela festival on pontoon bridges across the Ganges, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, 2001.
Spirit of India, Steve McCurry
Stepwells have existed in India for hundreds of years, and helped to provide water storage during the dry seasons and offer people a place to socialise. This one was pictured in Rajasthan, 2002.
Spirit of India Steve McCurry
Busy street in Kolkata (Formerly known as Calcutta) India. Circa 1990.
Spirit of India, Steve McCurry
Girls in red, Rajasthan, India.
Spirit of India Steve McCurry
A tailor carries his sewing machine through monsoon waters, Porbandar, Gujarat, 1983.
Spirit of India, Steve McCurry
Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India

You can buy the book here

Pictures & captions: www.theguardian.com, Steve McCurry’s Blog

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