Street Photography Now

Street Photography Now

  1. Sophie Howarth
  2. Stephen McLaren
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  • ISBN 9780500289075
  • 24.00 x 27.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 240pp
  • With 301 illustrations in colour and black and white
  • First published 2011


‘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
‘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
'It will make you want to slow down, look closely and take joy from the unexpected’ – The World of Interiors

Street Photography NowEveryday life at 1⁄125 of a second!

High-rollers, street vendors and dog walkers, sidewalks and back alleys, comedy, kindness and unexpected beauty, a witty billboard, a woman dressed as an angel, a businessman sprinting through the crowd …

Street Photography Now presents 46 contemporary image-makers noted for their candid depictions of everyday life in our streets. Included are Magnum masters such as Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr and Alex Webb, along with an international cast of emerging photographers whose biographies illuminate the stories behind their pictures of New York, Tokyo, Delhi or Dakar.

Thought-provoking essays and a global conversation between leading street photographers explore the often controversial issues in the genre.

Includes a select bibliography and a resource section for aspiring street photographers.

Sophie Howarth is a writer, curator and teacher and was the founding director of The School of Life. She has also been Head of Research and Education at Iniva and Curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern. She is the author of Singular Images: Essays on Remarkable Photographs.
Stephen McLaren, photographer, writer and curator whose work has been widely published and exhibited, also leads street photography workshops and seminars. Howarth and McLaren jointly curated ‘Onto the Streets’, a British Council exhibition of London street photographers that toured Europe in 2006 and 2007.