Magnum photographer Steve McCurry has beautifully and evocatively photographed the temples of Angkor in Cambodia, among the world's most impressive monuments. Published for the first time in paperback ,over one hundred of his images of the site are collected in this stunning book, which documents a magical world of carved gods, weathered masonry, tangled vegetation and orange-robed monks.
Steve McCurry (b.1950) launched his career as a photojournalist when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into Afghanistan before the Russian invasion. His coverage won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal, which is given exclusively to photographers who exhibit exceptional courage and enterprise. Famous also for his work in Southeast Asia, his photographs are beautiful, uplifting and powerful. McCurry has worked for National Geographic magazine for many years and is a member of the prestigious Magnum agency. John Guy is a leading authority on the cultural history of Southeast Asia. He is Curator of Indian and South East Asian Sculpture at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and Consultant to UNESCO on historical monuments in Southeast Asia.
o Introduction on the history and meaning of Angkor by John Guy o 89 full colour images of Angkor, Cambodia