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American Photojournalist Steve McCurry has posted a series of photographs of people reading around the world on his blog. He also connects them with quotations on books and reading. McCurry is the photographer of the famous photograph Afghan Girl on National Geographic's cover a few years back. Earlier posts on Metafilter on McCurry include this and this And here is some music to listen to while thinking about books.
posted by Isadorady (6 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
McCurry is the photographer of the famous photograph Afghan Girl on National Geographic's cover a few years back.

Twenty-seven years back. (Feel old yet?)

It's kind of annoying that the reading photos aren't dated. This one in particular (more Afghan girls) could sure use some context.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:59 PM on August 1, 2012


Twenty-seven years back. (Feel old yet?)
I must have been thinking of when they found Sharbut Gula, the subject of the photo , 17 years after the photo was taken. And I not only feel old, I am kinda old.
posted by Isadorady at 9:59 PM on August 1, 2012


Apparently, he was about to snap a pic of a person reading in the US, but the battery in the Kindle died right before the shot.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:30 AM on August 2, 2012


That's ok, they were only reading TV Guide anyway.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:03 AM on August 2, 2012


I could do without the quotes littered between the photos. Also more attribution of the photos themselves would be great. Date, town, the person's name.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:37 AM on August 2, 2012




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