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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Striking photos of readers around the world | Photography - BBC

"A new book brings together Steve McCurry’s photos of readers, spanning 30 countries. From a steelworks in Serbia to a classroom in Kashmir, they reveal the power of the printed word" says Fiona Macdonald, Associate editor, Culture at BBC.

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014 '
Photo: Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos

“Readers are seldom lonely or bored, because reading is a refuge and an enlightenment,” writes Paul Theroux in the foreword to the new Phaidon book Steve McCurry: On Reading. “This wisdom is sometimes visible. It seems to me that there is always something luminous in the face of a person in the act of reading.”
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Steve McCurry: On Reading
"Young or old, rich or poor, engaged in the sacred or the secular, people everywhere read."

Source: BBC