Steve McCurry at Ivorypress
Ivorypress and Phaidon are pleased to invite you on 3 November at 7 p.m. to a discussion between photographer Steve McCurry and journalist Peio H. Riaño. It will be a unique opportunity to get to know On Reading, the latest publication by the prolific photographer, and to listen some of the most fascinating stories that have led him to create iconic photographs throughout the more than thirty years of his career. Phaidon publishes the Spanish edition of this new book as a new addition to the other eight publications about the photographer’s work that are not yet available in their frontlist. All of the books can be acquired at the Ivorypress bookshop and McCurry will be available to sign copies after the event.
Steve McCurry (Philadelfia, 1950)
Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name. Born in a suburb on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and another of film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.
Peio H. Riaño (Madrid, 1975)
Peio H. Riaño is an art historian and journalist. Over the past twenty years he has worked for newspapers, magazines and cultural sections and has received the First José Luis Gutiérrez Cultural Journalism Award. He has curated the exhibition Esculturismo for Madrid’s Sala Alcalá 31. He has also been editor in chief of the cultural sections of Spanish newspapers Público and El Confidencial. He is currently director of the cultural section of digital newspaper El Español. He is the author of the novel Todo lleva carne, the visual essay Conductas envenenadas and the book of articles La otra Gioconda. El reflejo de un mito.