Street Photography Now

Street Photography Now

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Now available in Paperback. Get up close and personal with the world's best street photographers as they capture the drama of everyday life at 1/125 of a second. Prowl pavements and back alleys, encountering comic absurdities, small acts of kindness and scenes of unexpected beauty; let your eye be caught by a witty billboard, a woman dressed as an angel, a businessman sprinting through the crowd: the human carnival is in town and the streets are alive. Street Photography Now presents 46 contemporary image-makers noted for their candid depictions of everyday life. Included are Magnum masters such as Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr and Alex Webb, along with an international cast 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 240 x 270 x 22.61mm | 1,320g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 301 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0500289077
  • 9780500289075
  • 14,393

Table of contents

Essay 1 'Stare, Pry, Listen, Eavesdrop' * 12 photographer portfolios/biographies (Agou-Gilden) * Essay 2 'No Ideas But in Things' * 12 photographer portfolios/biographies (Girard-Marlow) * Essay 3 'Half of the World's Population Now Lives in Cities' * 12 photographer portfolios biographies (Mermelstein-Savelev) * Essay 4 'Some Truths Cannot Be Told Except as Fiction * 10 photographer portfolios/biographies (Snoek-Zuborn) * Street Photography Now: A Global Conversation
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'Extraordinary: beautiful, dramatic or just plain comical' - Mail on Sunday 'A fine survey of the modern street photography scene' - Stuff 'It will make you want to slow down, look closely and take joy from the unexpected' - The World of Interiors 'A must-have book for anyone remotely interested in the genre. In fact, it's highly recommended for anyone remotely interested in photography' - Hot Shoe 'Brings what many thought a tired genre bang up to date. Truly international,it will become the new defining guide to street photography' - Martin Parr
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About Sophie Howarth

Sophie Howarth is a writer, teacher, curator, and entrepreneur based in London. She was Curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern and an Associate Curator for Artangel. She is coauthor, with Stephen McLaren, of Street Photography Now Stephen McLaren is a photographer, writer, and curator based in San Francisco. He is coauthor, with Sophie Howarth, of Street Photography Now. He also coauthored Photographers' Sketchbooks with Bryan Formhals.
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