Steve McCurry’s Photos Capture the Universality, Intimacy of Reading

In Europe by Edward Nawotka

• Steve McCurry, one of the most famous photojournalists in the world, is always on the hunt for the “unguarded moment” — a slice of time that is both personal and honest. He has often found this in moments when people are reading. • “There’s an intimacy people have with a book and its author that is similar, what couples have,” …

What Does Reading Mean to You? Send Us Your Photos

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at Steve McCurry’s photographs of people reading around the world. Many of them exhibit a sense of intimacy, of the reading having a special bond with the book in their hands. For some reading is a way of staving off boredom. Others seek solace through books. Still others are looking for edification or …