Street Photography: A History in 100 Iconic Images

February 14, 2020 - Comment

This visually arresting book takes the reader on a journey across the globe by presenting the most candid, immediate, and provocative images captured by the biggest names in street photography from its inception to today. Capturing daily life in every corner of the world, this sumptuous collection of great street photography shows the very best

This visually arresting book takes the reader on a journey across the globe by presenting the most candid, immediate, and provocative images captured by the biggest names in street photography from its inception to today.

Capturing daily life in every corner of the world, this sumptuous collection of great street photography shows the very best of the genre. From pre-war gelatin silver prints to 21st-century digital images, from documentary to abstract, from New York’s Central Park to a mountain city in Mongolia, these photographs reveal the many ways street photography moves, informs, and excites us. The book includes work by the likes of Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joel Meyerowitz, Gordon Parks, André Kertész, Garry Winogrand, Roger Mayne, and other masters of street photography who pushed the genre’s boundaries and continue to innovate today. Each exquisitely reproduced photograph is presented on a double-page spread and accompanied by an informative text. David Gibson’s insightful introduction traces the history of street photography, reflects on its broad appeal, and looks toward the future of the genre.

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Anonymous says:

100 photos to inspire I probably buy too many books on street photography, but I guess I’m a sucker for the genre. I bought this book because I have another David Gibson book on the technical aspects of shooting street images that I like a lot.This book is about the photos. There are no discussions about cameras, lenses or techniques. This book has 100 images from a very broad range of photographers from many periods and from many continents. It is one photo from each photographer, so someone with…

Anonymous says:

excellent photos a great book, so many excellent photographs by people I hadn’t heard of

Anonymous says:

Say cheese Library book. No purchase. Fantastic book. Great photos and analyses of the photogs and the pics themselves. I especially like the ones that showed the kids living in pretty lousy situations in Ireland, London and Glasgow. I remembered what I was doing and what my life was like back then and tried to compare that to what the camera showed of their lives. If the camera don’t lie I apparently had a pretty good childhood. It would be exceedingly interesting to see what some of those kids…

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