"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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, ...
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.
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.
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?