Across the Ravaged Land by Nick Brandt
Courtesy Abrams Books
Though its stark portraits of eastern Africa’s endangered wildlife may go against the holidays’ warm and fuzzy spirit, this visually stunning collection by photographer Nick Brandt, who works exclusively in Africa, explores the dark side of the relationship between the region’s humans and animals.
Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs by Steve McCurry
Courtesy Phaidon Press
Photographer Steve McCurry has created some of the most iconic images of our time during his 30-year career, including the green-eyed Afghan girl chosen for the cover of National Geographic. The essays and ephemera—dairy entries, passports, research notes—in Untold reveal the exclusive stories about how McCurry came to create his famous photographs.