Photographer Steve McCurry's haunting portrait of a green-eyed Afghan girl—the June 1985 cover of National Geographic—is among the 75 collected in Looking East (Phaidon; $39.95), which spans two decades of McCurry's travels in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and Tibet. Whether the image is of a Gujarat shepherd or a Tibetan woman in costume, McCurry records culture, politics, and history, as etched in his subjects' faces.