Afghanistan

Afghanistan Author :
Release : 2017
Publisher :
ISBN : 9783836569361
File Size : 34.63 MB
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This definitive retrospective of Steve McCurryrsquo;s work in Afghanistan spans almost four decades of pictures. Depicting a rare and disarming humanity, McCurry photographs that seemingly blighted yet beautiful country with remarkable skill and passion. ldquo;They are a proud people, eyes leveled straight, in contempt as much as in curiosity: these are the faces, both male and female, that peer so defiantly from Steversquo;s magnificent photographs.rdquo; Afghanistan is a country overwhelmed by tribal rivalries, colonial wars, and geo-political conflict. The Afghans have always called their mountains ldquo;the land of rebellion.rdquo; In spite of this, born of chaos and entrenched conflict are these most breathtaking of images. American photographer Steve McCurry has traveled to Afghanistan regularly for almost four decades to document its people with a rare and disarming humanity. His most striking 1984 portrait Afghan Girl has graced the covers of magazines the world over, in equal parts haunting and evoking remarkable grace and dignity. In common with so much of McCurryrsquo;s work, it has a timeless, painterly quality mdash;entirely at odds with the battle-torn backdrop of the region in which it was taken. Steve McCurry has always been subjected to dangers that are an inevitable part of life ldquo;on the roadrdquo; for photographers. He often ventured behind the lines, usually at great risk; his first trip to Afghanistan in 1979 involved him dressing in Afghan robes in order to be smuggled across the border from Pakistan. That journey into the treacherous, unpredictable landscapemdash;territory controlled at various times by the Mujahideen, the Russians, and the Talibanmdash;was one that McCurry would make numerous times. Many other photographers would follow in his footsteps, but none would return with such a flawless body of work.

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry Author : Beetles+Huxley (London)
Release : 2014
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 52.69 MB
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Steve Mccurry: In the Shadow of Mountains

Steve Mccurry: In the Shadow of Mountains Author : Steve McCurry
Release : 2007-11
Publisher : Phaidon Incorporated Limited
ISBN :
File Size : 80.32 MB
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Steve McCurry's best known and previously unpublished images of Afghanistan and its people.

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry Author : Anthony Bannon
Release : 2005-07
Publisher : Phaidon Incorporated Limited
ISBN :
File Size : 63.20 MB
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"Steve McCurry (b. 1950) is best known for his evocative colour photography of Southeast Asia. He has captured stories of human experience which, in the finest documentary tradition, cross boundaries of language and culture. McCurry's career was launchedin 1979 when he crossed the border from Pakistan into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. A contributor to National Geographic for many years and a member of Magnum Photos since 1986, McCurry's images have become modern icons."--BOOK JACKET.

Steve McCurry: Looking East

Steve McCurry: Looking East Author : Steve McCurry
Release : 2006-09
Publisher : Phaidon Incorporated Limited
ISBN :
File Size : 85.3 MB
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This portfolio contains a selection of the best and most poignant portraits by Steve McCurry, known and loved the world over for his beautiful and enduring images of the landscapes and cultures of South and Southeast Asia. The collection includes some iconic as well as previously unknown portraits of children, monks, pilgrims and travellers that McCurry has encountered on his journeys throughout Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan and Tibet.

Steve McCurry: Looking East

Steve McCurry: Looking East Author : Steve McCurry
Release : 2018-02-16
Publisher : Phaidon Press
ISBN : 9780714876382
File Size : 35.66 MB
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Now in paperback, a selection of the very best of McCurry's powerful portraits from South and Southeast Asia This portfolio contains a selection of the best and most poignant portraits by Steve McCurry, a photographer known and loved the world over for his beautiful and enduring images of the landscapes and people of South and Southeast Asia. The collection includes iconic as well as lesser-known portraits of children, monks, pilgrims, and travellers that McCurry has encountered on his journeys throughout Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, and Tibet.

Portraits

Portraits Author : Steve McCurry
Release : 1999-06-17
Publisher : Phaidon Incorporated Limited
ISBN :
File Size : 27.36 MB
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Presents a collection of portraits taken in various locations around the world over a twenty-year period

One Story, Thirty Stories

One Story, Thirty Stories Author : Zohra Saed
Release : 2010-11-01
Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
ISBN : 1610752902
File Size : 29.98 MB
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Since 9/11 there has been a cultural and political blossoming among those of 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 "Afsanah, Seesaneh," the Afghan equivalent of "once 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. Some are veteran writers, such as Tamim Ansary and Donia Gobar, but others are novices and still learning how to craft their own "story," their unique Afghan American voice. The fifty pieces in this rich anthology reveal journeys in a new land and culture. They 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.

War in the Land of Cain

War in the Land of Cain Author : Debra Denker
Release : 2011
Publisher : Synergebooks
ISBN : 9780744320275
File Size : 86.21 MB
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In this compelling story of love, war, and hard choices set during the brutal Afghan-Soviet conflict of the 1980's, American journalist Elizabeth Owen dares to go where few men and virtually no women have gone before: into the war zone of remote and forbidding Afghanistan. Her journalistic objectivity is challenged by her feelings for Yusuf, an American-trained doctor working with the Mujahedeen. In the land where legend says Cain fled after killing Abel, Elizabeth witnesses the rending of Afghan society in a confusing war where brother fights brother, and son opposes father, but finds powerful sisterhood with Afghan women.

Afghan Culture

Afghan Culture Author : Source Wikipedia
Release : 2013-09
Publisher : University-Press.org
ISBN : 9781230558509
File Size : 40.62 MB
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 140. Chapters: Afghan clothing, Afghan cuisine, Afghan holidays, Afghan literature, Afghan media, Afghan music, Afghan rugs and carpets, Books about Afghanistan, Cinema of Afghanistan, Flags of Afghanistan, Languages of Afghanistan, Libraries in Afghanistan, Marriage, unions and partnerships in Afghanistan, Museums in Afghanistan, National symbols of Afghanistan, Orders, decorations, and medals of Afghanistan, Photography in Afghanistan, Religion in Afghanistan, Sport in Afghanistan, Theatre in Afghanistan, Tobacco in Afghanistan, Persian language, Eagle, Brahui language, Nasreddin, Loya jirga, Pashto language, Buzkashi, Burqa, Nowruz, Chris Steele-Perkins, Pashto media, The Kite Runner, Shia Family Law, Dardic languages, Culture of Afghanistan, Fighter kite, Media of Afghanistan, Biryani, Hinduism in Afghanistan, Shahada, Paul Seawright, Taqiyah, Etymology of Kapisa, Music of Afghanistan, Flag of Afghanistan, Sh mei T matsu, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Pashtunwali, Freedom of religion in Afghanistan, Bacha bazi, Baha'i Faith in Afghanistan, Gender roles in Afghanistan, Naan, 16 Days in Afghanistan, Yoshino ishi, Afghan Girl, Purdah, List of Afghan submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Bactrian language, Kurta, Shalwar kameez, Nuristani languages, Afghan National Anthem, Manti, Domari language, Afghan wedding, Larry Towell, Afghanistan at the 2009 Asian Martial Arts Games, Pakora, Raising My Voice, Steve McCurry, Afghanistan at the Olympics, Kabul Museum, Malek Shafi'i, Pre-Islamic scripts in Afghanistan, War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003-2007, AINA, Afghan Muscles, Mikhail Evstafiev, Pajhwok Afghan News, Karakul, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Tim Hetherington, Shamshad TV, The Bookseller of Kabul, War rugs, Turkmen rug, Radio Kabul, Naswar, Tursu, Kabul Golf Club, ...

Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures

Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures Author : Bonnie McCurry
Release : 2018-11-20
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
ISBN : 9781786272355
File Size : 52.77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Steve McCurry: The Unguarded Moment

Steve McCurry: The Unguarded Moment Author : Steve McCurry
Release : 2009-05-23
Publisher : Phaidon Press
ISBN : 9780714846644
File Size : 72.61 MB
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Presents a collection of portraits taken in various locations around the world.

Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs

Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs Author : Steve McCurry
Release : 2013-09-03
Publisher : Phaidon Press
ISBN : 9780714864624
File Size : 45.85 MB
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Steve McCurry's iconic images have made him one of the world's most popular photographers working today. Now, for the first time, he shares the stories behind stunning images taken from around the world throughout his extensive career. In the finest documentary tradition, Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs delves into McCurry's personal archive to reveal never-before-seen ephemera, including journals, portraits, maps, and beautifully reproduced snapshots from various assignments. The book is organized into 14 photo stories, each brought to life by narrative text and over 100 lavish, full-color photo plates. Together, these fascinating documents create a living biography of one of photography's greatest legends.

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry Author : Bonnie McCurry
Release : 2018-11-20
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
ISBN : 9781786272355
File Size : 48.66 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
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The biggest and most comprehensive volume on Steve McCurry published to date 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, 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 and influences, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his 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 11th terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most–recent work. Totalling over 350 images, the selection of photographs includes his best–known shots as well as over 100 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. "I compare photography to food, air, and sleep… this creative energy, this impulse, is what gives us purpose, pleasure, joy, happiness and love." Steve McCurry In an incredibly successful career spanning over 40 years Steve McCurry has created some of the most evocative and best–known images in photography. He has been awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Award, and four first prize recognitions at the World Press Photo Contest. Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry. Reviews for Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures "Complex realities and universal truths flow throughout McCurry's photographs." Huck Magazine "It is frank as well as fond, and its 350 or so images include about 100 that have never previously been published." Daily Telegraph "Bonnie McCurry… commentary is loving, measured, honest and a refreshingly unpretentious accompaniment to McCurry's arresting, sometimes astonishing, occasionally gut–wrenching work." The Times "Includes many arresting pictures, from harrowing scenes in the burning oil fields of Kuwait to an extraordinary composition showing a red–robed woman making her way down a huge wall of stairs in Abhaneri, India. The book is a complete biographical package, with numerous photos of McCurry at work and play" New York Times Book Review

Just Advocacy?

Just Advocacy? Author : Wendy S. Hesford
Release : 2005
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
ISBN : 9780813535890
File Size : 43.63 MB
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'Just Advocacy?' sheds light on the often overlooked ways that women and children are further subjugated when political or humanitarian groups represent them solely as victims and portray the individuals that are helping them as paternal saviours.

The Science of Biometrics

The Science of Biometrics Author : Ravindra Das
Release : 2018-07-04
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 0429946368
File Size : 66.31 MB
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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.

Arms Against Fury

Arms Against Fury Author : Robert Dannin
Release : 2002-09
Publisher : Power House Books
ISBN :
File Size : 47.64 MB
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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.

The Divine Daughter

The Divine Daughter Author : Andrew Gilchrist
Release : 2019-03-27
Publisher : FriesenPress
ISBN : 152553906X
File Size : 82.43 MB
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Ever feel swept up in a sea of novelty? When did the new become more important than the true? Andrew Gilchrist found a remedy to today's nausea of novelty in the most familiar elements of narrative and music. He has composed a new arrangement from the ideas of Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, Bernard Lonergan, and Jordan Peterson, weaving together a promising relationship between what we believe and how we live. This book starts a conversation at the crossroads of art, literature, religion, and psychology. And it begins with the oldest of stories. A boy fell in love with a girl and sung her a song. Each chapter in this book charts a series of helpful symbols and sounds, drawing attention to the melodies, rhythms and tempos that make up our most common experiences. The scientific revolution gave birth to a new understanding of the relationship between observer and observed, lover and beloved. That birth has changed the song. However, we have not welcomed this new daughter into the family with a proper name or fully recognized her part in our spiritual development. With her wisdom, we too might find hope and delight in the back and forth journey between tradition and innovation. Could her compelling voice and playful character help us prepare for the greatest roles of our lives?

McCurry, NYC, 9-11

McCurry, NYC, 9-11 Author : Jean-David Morvan
Release : 2016
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 42.1 MB
Format : PDF
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Globalizing Afghanistan

Globalizing Afghanistan Author : Zubeda Jalalzai
Release : 2011-06-06
Publisher : Duke University Press
ISBN : 0822350149
File Size : 53.77 MB
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DIVInternational scholars, activists, and aid workers address Afghanistan and the current phase of the U.S.-led War on Terror and place Afghanistan within global networks of power and influence, highlighting that nation's role in long term issues of nation-b/div