Steve McCurry

Sunday 24 May 2015
12:00 am -
King's College
Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS

To celebrate the launch of his new book, From These Hands (published by Phaidon), the internationally renowned photographer Steve McCurry  took us on a journey to the heart of coffee-growing communities around the world. From the foothills of the Andes to the slopes of Kilimanjaro, McCurry has recorded men and women harvesting coffee beans, children at play in the fields and families relaxing at home after a hard day’s work. All the important coffee-growing regions are represented, captured in all their startling vibrancy in McCurry’s highly recognisable colour portraits. This remarkable collection reaches beyond the processes of coffee production to capture the very essence of these communities: “This project is about coffee, but not in a literal sense,” says McCurry. “…Its about how we live, about how people interact with one another.”

In association with Nikon. This satellite event took place in the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College.