Street Photography – A History in 100 Iconic Photographs

ISBN-13: 978-3791384887
ISBN-10: 3791384880

Street Photography

A History in 100 Iconic Photographs

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.

This 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.

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.

David Gibson (1957) is a British street photographer and occasional writer on photography. He is a member of the In-Public street photography collective (now Un-Public).

Here a slideshow of his pictures:

Previous Publications by Gibson are:

  • The Street Photographer’s Manual. Thames & Hudson, 2014, that includes profiles on Blake Andrews, Matt Stuart, Nils Jorgensen, Trent Parke, Jesse Marlow, David Solomons and Narelle Autio; also includes contributions from Paul Russell, Nick Turpin, Richard Bram, Andy Morley-Hall, Gus Powell, and others;
  • 100 Great Street Photographs. Prestel, 2017. Text by Gibson, photographs by various photographers.

More info on Prestel’s website.

Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Prestel (US May 02, 2019 / UK April 04, 2019)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 9.8 inches
Weight: 2.9 pounds

DAVID GIBSON is one of the founding members of IN-PUBLiC, a well-known street photography collective. His previous books include 100 Great Street Photographs (Prestel) and The Street Photographer’s Manual.

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