Steve McCurry's Seen Reading Series

Rome, Italy 

Photojournalist Steve McCurry is best known for shooting one of the most famous photographs ever taken - 1985′s “Afghan Girl,” an image of a young girl with sea green eyes staring defiantly into the camera. But war and those affected by it are not his only subjects. “Like most photographers, I’m fascinated by people in everyday situations,” he says. 

He 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,” says McCurry. 

“[Reading] is a common link in our shared humanity, a thing we all do that is regardless of where we are economically or socially.”

See the gallery here.