Oversight – the printed word

steve-mccurryImage Credit: Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos

In the words of Sir Paul McCartney and in “this ever-changing world in which we live in” the power and attraction of the printed word is all to often overlooked. As we continue to move more and more towards tablets and e-readers (and other new devices that I can’t even imagine), is the humble print destined for the scrap heap?

With an intentional leap towards new technology, are we failing to notice the demise of the printed form?

Reading the news this morning (on-line) I came across this article on the BBC website, about a wonderful book that brings together a series of photographs of readers from across the world. The photos were all taken by Steve McCurry, and from a reader and elephant in Chiang Mai to a small child in a classroom in Ethiopia, they all reveal the power of the printed word.

Please check it out and share. You can find the article in the following link:

Readers Around the World

 

 

References & Credits:

http://www.bbc.com (article by Fiona Macdonald)

Steve McCurry: On Reading (link in the article)

 

 

 

via Daily Prompt: Oversight

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