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Fusion: The Synergy of Images and Words Part III

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by stevemccurry
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Herat, Afghanistan

 

For hundreds of years artists have tried to portray the relationship of a reader and his/her book.  We are familiar with words describing images, but not so familiar with images describing words and the impact that reading has on our lives.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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Kham, Tibet

 

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Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma

 

“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.”  – Charles Scribner

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Old Delhi, India

 

Everywhere I go in the world, I see young and old, rich and poor, reading books. Whether readers are engaged in the sacred or the secular, they are, for a time, transported to  another world.

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Varanasi, India

 

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Kham, Tibet

 

The world’s largest book fair will be held in Frankfurt starting on October 6. Publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers,  authors, and journalists from all over the world will attend.  It is a privilege that my series of reading pictures will be projected during the opening press conference and featured in the daily publication, Publishing Perspectives.

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Saõ Paolo, Brazil


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Angkor Thom, Angkor, Cambodia

 

Susan Sontag said, ”The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality…” The same can be said for reading books.

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Bamiyan, Afghanistan

 

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Yangon, Burma

 

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Tokyo, Japan

 

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Shanghai, China

“We read to know we’re not alone.”   – C.S. Lewis

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Yemen

 

Fusion: The Synergy of Images and Words

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2010 by stevemccurry

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Ever since Gutenberg invented the printing press which enabled everyone to read books, artists have tried to portray the relationship of a reader and his/her book.

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Garrett Stewart’s book, The Look of Reading: Book, Painting, Text, explores the relationship of reading and art.

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We are familiar with words describing images, but not so familiar with images describing words and the impact reading has on our lives.

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Artists from Rembrandt to Picasso have explored the interaction of people with their books.

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Everywhere I go in the world, I see young and old, rich and poor, reading books.   Whether readers are engaged in the sacred or the secular, they are, for a time, transported to  another world.

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Reading a good book is a universal activity, and people read while they do just about everything else.

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Susan Sontag said, “The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality…” The same can be said for reading books

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“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”   — Erasmus

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