Book Review: The Spirit of India by Steve McCurry

The Magnum photographer’s new photography book draws together iconic images he has taken in 40 years of visiting India, showcasing the people and extraordinary settings of one of the most spiritual countries on Earth. Check out our selection of photos: Mahouts sleep with their elephant. Rajasthan, 2012 See also: Book Review: Photographs From The Hunger A devotee carries a statue of Lord Ganesh into the Arabian Sea during an immersion ritual off Chowpatty beach. Mumbai, 1993 Bicycles hanging from the side of a train, West Bengal, 1983 A crowd carries a man during the Holi festival. Rajasthan, 1996 A rabari tribal elder, Rajasthan, 2010 A tailor carries his sewing machine through monsoon waters, Porbandar, Gujarat, 1983 Crowds gather for the Kumbh Mela festival on pontoon bridges across the Ganges, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, 2001 A man in an orange turban, pictured in Rajasthan, 2009 Stepwells have existed in India for hundreds of years, and helped to provide water storage during the dry seasons and offer people a place to socialise. This one was pictured in Rajasthan, 2002 See also: Book Review: Gisele Bündchen is back Medical assistants review files at the cancer hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, 2009 The new book of Steve McCurry,…

Continue Reading