Portraits

Author: Steve McCurry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714890838

Category:

Page: 512

View: 7936

Untold

die Geschichten hinter den Bildern

Author: Steve McCurry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783944297064

Category: India

Page: 264

View: 8279

"Untold - Die Geschichten hinter den Bildern" bietet bislang nie gezeigte Einblicke in die Arbeit Steve McCurrys, einer der besten und mutigsten Fotoreporter unserer Zeit, der mit seinem Bild des afghanischen Mädchens auf der Titelseite vom National Geographic Magazine berühmt geworden ist. Über 300 farbintensive und fesselnde Fotografien aus 14 der bedeutendsten Fotoreportagen McCurrys sind in diesem Buch versammelt, darunter die berühmten Reportagen über die indische Eisenbahn (1983), den Monsun (1984) und die Ereignisse des 11. September (2001).

Steve McCurry

Author: Anthony Bannon,Steve McCurry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714894645

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 128

View: 9474

Porträts, 2. Ed.

deutsche Ausgabe

Author: Steve McCurry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714870298

Category:

Page: 496

View: 5686

Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures

40 Years of Photography

Author: Bonnie McCurry,Steve McCurry

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786272355

Category: Photography

Page: 392

View: 4715

The largest collection of Steve McCurry's images in one single volume and the final word on forty years of McCurry's incredible work. Written and compiled by Bonnie McCurry, Steve's sister and President of the McCurry Foundation, who has supported his image-taking from the start, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the ultimate book of McCurry's images and his approach to photography. The book brings together all of McCurry's key adventures, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his first breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the Mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totaling over 300 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as many previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry's authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve's friends and colleagues. Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry. The book brings together all of McCurry's key adventures, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his first breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the Mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totaling over 300 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as many previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry's authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve's friends and colleagues. Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry.

Portraits

Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 512

View: 450

Presents a collection of portraits taken in various locations around the world over a twenty-year period

Deutschland hat ausgelernt

Wie Schulen an der Integration scheitern und was wir tun können

Author: Anna Kröning

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492992161

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 7529

Ein Großteil der Flüchtlinge, der seit 2015 nach Deutschland kam, ist 25 Jahre und jünger. Für ihre Integration ist ausgerechnet ein System zuständig, das kurz vor dem Kollaps steht: das deutsche Bildungssystem. Menschen mit schwieriger Vergangenheit treffen auf marode, unterfinanzierte Schulen. Diese explosive Mischung droht, eine Generation der Perspektivlosen hervorzubringen. Das Buch erzählt von Lehrern, die in Klassenzimmern kämpfen, von Schulen, die die Politik im Stich lässt, und Schülern, die sich selbst überlassen bleiben. Es zeigt aber auch Beispiele von Schulen und politischen Konzepten, die die wichtigste Aufgabe in diesem Land anpacken: Allen Kindern in einem neu ausgestatteten Bildungssystem die beste Zukunft zu ermöglichen.

The Science of Biometrics

Security Technology for Identity Verification

Author: Ravindra Das

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429946368

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 7913

The Science of Biometrics: Security Technology for Identity Verification covers the technical aspects of iris and facial recognition, focusing primarily on the mathematical and statistical algorithms that run the verification and identification processes in these two modalities. Each chapter begins with a review of the technologies, examining how they work, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as some of their established market applications. Numerous approaches are examined. Facial recognition is much more of an emerging biometric technology than iris recognition; therefore, there are more algorithms that are currently being developed in that area. After this review, numerous applications of these two modalities are covered as well, some of which have just been commercially deployed while others are under research and development. Chapters 3 and 4 conclude with case studies to provide further application review. This book is directed to security managers, electronic security system designers, consultants, and system integrators, as well as electronic security system manufacturers working in access control and biometrics.

Afghan Girl Card Box

Author: Steve McCurry

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: 9780714839752

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 9242

Arms against fury

Magnum photographers in Afghanistan

Author: Robert Dannin,Magnum Photos, inc

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 6592

Examines the history of Afghanistan, from the 1950s until the present, showing the struggles of the Afghan people to survive amidst communism, a civil war, and the rise and fall of the Taliban.

South Southeast

Author: Steve McCurry

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714839387

Category: Photography

Page: 154

View: 8824

The Magnum photographer's powerful images from South and Southeast Asia. This is a portfolio of the best of Steve McCurry's photography, showing classical, magical and powerful images from South and Southeast Asia. McCurry makes photographs all over the world, for National Geographic magazine and his own projects, but it is the people, places, colours and forms of South and Southeast Asia that Steve has found most inspiring. It is in Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Mynamar (Burma) that McCurry has captured his most sublime photographs to create images that transcend their original editorial purpose to become timeless classics of our era. South Southeast features 69 photographs, each one with a full double-page spread to itself. Introducing the book is a succinct text about McCurry, and accompanying the photographs are brief captions. Eight of the photographs are accompanied by short texts written by McCurry himself, telling the fascinating stories behind the striking images. The National Press Photographers Association and the Missouri School of Journalism 'Pictures of the Year Competition' awarded this book First Place in the Best Use of Photography category.

The Carpetbaggers of Kabul and Other American-Afghan Entanglements

Intimate Development, Geopolitics, and the Currency of Gender and Grief

Author: Jennifer L. Fluri,Rachel Lehr

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820350354

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 5504

The 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by United States and coalition forces was followed by a flood of aid and development dollars and "experts" representing well over two thousand organisations--each with separate policy initiatives, geopolitical agendas, and socioeconomic interests. This book examines the everyday actions of people associated with this international effort, with a special emphasis on small players: individuals and groups who charted alternative paths outside the existing networks of aid and development. This focus highlights the complexities, complications, and contradictions at the intersection of the everyday and the geopolitical, showing how dominant geopolitical narratives influence daily life in places like Afghanistan--and what happens when the goals of aid workers or the needs of aid recipients do not fit the narrative. Specifically, this book examines the use of gender, "need," and grief as drivers for both common and exceptional responses to geopolitical interventions. Throughout this work, Jennifer L. Fluri and Rachel Lehr describe intimate encounters at a microscale to complicate and dispute the ways in which Afghans and their country have been imagined, described, fetishized, politicized, vilified, and rescued. The authors identify the ways in which Afghan men and women have been narrowly categorized as perpetrators and victims, respectively. They discuss several projects to show how gender and grief became forms of currency that were exchanged for different social, economic, and political opportunities. Such entanglements suggest the power and influence of the United States while illustrating the ways in which individuals and groups have attempted to chart alternative avenues of interaction, intervention, and interpretation.

Monsoon

Author: Steve McCurry

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780500278505

Category: Photography

Page: 84

View: 7654

Photojournalistic essay on the monsoon season of the Eastern hemisphere

One Story, Thirty Stories

An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature

Author: Zohra Saed,Sahar Muradi

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 155728945X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 277

View: 2369

"From a society shredded by violence and a generation caught between Afghanistan and America, Saed and Muradi have sewn together a vibrant patchwork of memory and imagination. At turns raw and affecting, One Story, Thirty Stories is a chronicle of loss and reunion, offering a firsthand look at how communities are fractured and remade, with all the frustration and tenderness that exile evokes."---Tara Bahrampour, To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America "One Story, Thirty Stories is exquisite documentary, a kaleidoscope of fragmented lives, losses, and attempts at remaking. The editors have assembled a collection that manages to be both literature and history, heartbreaking and hopeful, educational and lyrical. From the daughter of a cab driver to the daughter of an imam, from a crack dealer to a standup comic to an ambassador, the writers in this book offer not only poignant testimony but also form a who's who of Afghans in the United States. An invaluable, accessible resource for anyone who cares about what America is doing in, and to, Afghanistan."---Minal Hajratwala, author of Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents Since 9/11 there has been a cultural and political blossoming in the Afghan diaspora, especially in the United States, revealing a vibrant, active, and intellectual Afghan American community. And the success of Khaled Hosseni's The Kite Runner, the first work of fiction written by an Afghan American to become a bestseller, has created interest in the works of other Afghan American writers. One Story, Thirty Stories (or Afsanab, Seesaneh, the Afghan equivalent of "one upon a time") collects poetry, fiction, essays, and selections from two blogs from thirty-three men and women---poets, fiction writers, journalists, filmmakers and video artists, photographers, community leaders and organizers, and diplomats. The fifty pieces in this rich anthology show people trying to come to grips with a life in exile, or they trace the migration maps of parents. They navigate the jagged landscape of the Soviet invasion, the civil war of the 1990s and the rise of the Taliban, and the ongoing American occupation.

Polaroids

Author: William Wegman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896601452

Category:

Page: 230

View: 5181

Steve Mccurry: In the Shadow of Mountains

Author: Steve McCurry,Kerry William Purcell

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 132

View: 5377

McCurry’s photographs eloquently illustrate a country of contradictions, where the contemporary battles with the ancient and the spiritual clashes with the secular. Striking portraits of men and women, are presented alongside timeless images of children at play and shepherds tending their flocks and ancient sandstone cities are contrasted with shanty-towns constructed from tattered tarpaulins. The famous mountainous landscapes and ancient temples are shown together with scenes of daily life, such as a bread seller at his kiosk or traders at a market. McCurry’s unique ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture stories of human experience is fully exhibited in this remarkable new collection of images.

Shoot to Thrill

Speedlight Flash Techniques for Photographers

Author: Michael Mowbray

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 160895692X

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 313

For decades, professional photographers have been using large, expensive studio lighting setups for their shoots. While powerful and effective, they have certain limitations. A new generation of photographers has embraced speedlights, battery powered flashes that can mount on your camera or be triggered remotely. After years of using studio lights, Michael Mowbray switched over to speedlights. He started gradually but soon realized he could shoot nearly everything with speedlights. Specializing in wedding and senior portraits, Mowbray found freedom and renewed creativity with these lights. As he states in the introduction, he no longer chases light, he creates it. The book begins by outlining the core concepts for using speedlights as a primary light source. Knowing how light works allows you to control it. The same goes for your camera. Understanding how the flash and the camera interact using the camera’s metering system is the center of Mowray’s speedlight technique. It’s also important to understand how your camera and flashes communicate while they aren’t attached to one another. The ability to have remote flashes tucked into unique places for a shoot opens up the lighting options available to you. In addition to wedding and senior portrait photography, Mowbray works in fashion, commercial and family photography. The versatility of speedlights allows a professional photographer to work in many genres. After covering the core concepts, the book presents 60 of Mowbray’s world class images. Each photo is accompanied by a list of the equipment used for capturing the shot, alternate related images and a lighting diagram. One of the major advantages of a speedlight portrait system is that it allows you create the light you want virtually anywhere. Interesting unlit nooks magically become great photo settings. A common theme across much of Mowbray’s location work is using speedlights to create light and contrast where none currently exist. A shoot may require that you work at less than ideal times of the day. It is possible create your own sunrise, shoot at night when there is little natural light, or make the daytime look like night. This flexibility opens up the number and type of clients your business can handle. Attention to detail with the placement of lights can be the difference between a run-of-the-mill portrait and a striking, award winning image. Mowbray provides great detail on what went into making each of his photographs. Don’t get stuck in a rut using the same modifiers and the same lighting over and over again. It may work fine but it will ultimately limit you. Clients like choices, especially when they are investing a lot of money. Choices can often lead to bigger sales as clients feel the need to order more of the varied looks and styles. Working in edgier lighting styles and clothing combinations, unique backgrounds or locations can expand the variety of shots you get from a session. Whether going for that classic studio look or crafting something very dramatic and modern, speedlights give you the ability to improvise and expand your techniques. While Mowbray’s main focus is the power and flexibility of speedlights, he also provides great tips for composition and location scouting. Also necessary is the ability to improvise on the spot if your planned location doesn’t work out, like his rained out plans for an outdoor bridal shoot. While creative use of speedlights gives a lot of control over the image created, there are some instances where digital postproduction adds something extra that really makes the photo pop. Mowbray gives a number of examples where editing helped make the final image exactly what he and the client were looking for. Containing lots of images, diagrams, and detailed text, this book provides readers with a thorough understanding of the benefits of shooting with speedlights.