Photographs of Starting a New Page

An amazing post from Kristen Twardowski, the first of 2017. Thanks Kristen.

Kristen Twardowski

Reading should belong to everyone, but often we only think of how books relate to us. Steve McCurry is working to bridge that gap and show how much reading can connect disparate people.

McCurry, one of the leaders in modern photography, has published a series of images called “On Reading”. He compiled the series from his almost four decades of traveling, and each image depicts a reader from somewhere around the world.

I’ve shared a few of my favorites below. They include readers from Tibet, Mandalay, Yemen, Ethiopia, and other places.

On Reading Steve McCurry.jpgReader Ethiopia Steve McCurry.jpgReader Mandalay Steve McCurry.jpgReader Tibet 2 Steve McCurry.jpgReader Tibet Steve McCurry.jpgReader Yemen Steve McCurry.jpg

If you are interested in seeing more, you can check out Steve McCurry’s website or purchase a published version of the “On Reading” collection via Amazon. McCurry has done great work through his photography and through his nonprofit, ImagineAsia, which works to provide education resources and opportunities to children in Afghanistan. If his images speak to you, I…

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