Depardon's peaceful images totally consumed my attention for hours. This book contains several hundred b&w photos from his travels all over the world in the last 20 years, packed into a smallish format softcover, which can be a little inconvenient to page through, but on the other hand it's wonderful to have such a huge range of images.
I can't recommend this volume highly enough. Raymond Depardon is a tremendous photographer. This book represents his travels around the world (Vietnam, Eastern Europe, U.S., Africa) and weighs in at more than 500 pages. Considering that, the book is put together well and is not too bulky to actually look at. The prints are so beautiful and evocative, you will find yourself coming back to them again and again. Depardon is not as well known as some other Magnum photographers, and his books are rather difficult to get hold of in the U.S., but he is worth tracking down. Depardon is also a great filmmaker - if you get the chance to see any of his work, do so. This book is a must have for fans of B&W photojournalism.