Synopses & Reviews
Included are luminaries such as Magnum members Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, and Alex Webb (who are still "seeing what is invisible to others," as Robert Frank put it), along with an international group of emerging photographers whose individual biographies illuminate the stories behind their pictures of New York, Tokyo, Delhi, or Dakar.
Four thought-provoking essays and a global conversation between leading street photographers explore the compelling and often controversial issues in the genre. A select bibliography and a resource section for aspiring street photographers complete the book.
"Somehow the most compelling street photography remains the kind that allows us to imagine ourselves wandering into the frame." Wall Street Journal
Here are forty-six contemporary image-makers who are noted for their candid depictions of life on the streets and in the subways, at shopping malls and movie theaters, on beaches and in parks.
About the Author
Sophie Howarth was previously Curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern, London. With Stephen McLaren, she co-curated Onto the Streets, a 2006 British Council exhibition of work by contemporary London street photographers.Stephen McLaren is a photographer, writer, and curator based in San Francisco. He is the co-author (with Sophie Howarth) of Street Photography Now.