steve mccurryhas been one of my favorite photographers for years.
this book answers the questions that his amazing photographs leave in your mind.
an oil fire in kuwait, there are sections based on his travels.
mccurry's famous national geographic photo is included, with the story
of searching for the young afghan girl years later. she and her family agreed to
be photographed again.
mccurry was in nyc on september 11, 2001, working in his office by washington square park. he could see the world trade center out the window. after seeing smoke billowing from the windows, he ran up to the roof with a camera. his documenting of the event appeared in the new york times and magazines and newspapers around the world.
what stays with you is his love of regular people making the best of their circumstances.
they say that excess media is associated with poor school performance, obesity, aggression, and lack of sleep. at the same time, we live in a world of screens, so the aap recommends families make a "media plan".
the aap wants children to have less than two hours of entertainment screen time per day, and children younger than 2 years, none at all.
this is beautiful because it's helpful to families. if we teach our children to use media safely and within limits, perhaps they will go outside and get some fresh air.
perhaps families can enjoy each other without a screen.