World Atlas of Street Photography

The World Atlas of Street Photography

  1. Jackie Higgins
  2. Foreword by Max Kozloff
  • ISBN 9780500544365
  • 23.50 x 22.00 cm
  • PLC (with jacket)
  • 400pp
  • With over 640 photographs, 500 in colour
  • First published 2014

A kaleidoscopic adventure across the world’s continents, city by city, in search of the best urban photographic art

With over 640 photographs!

World Atlas of Street Photography

‘This book is as useful as it is beautiful, featuring as it does the work of 100 photographers working in 50 different cities around the world and - most importantly - describing their approach’ – Advanced Photographer
‘A wonderful reference for anyone interested in capturing the street and its people in an imaginative way’– Black & White Photography
‘This dizzying global tour is a beautiful revelation, one that reveals street photography to be a global language … a fantastic examination of a genre that can too often be dismissed as a snapshot pastime … the most definitive guide to street photography we’ve seen so far’– Amateur Photographer

More people than ever before live in the city, which critic Susan Sontag once described as ‘a landscape of voluptuous extremes’.

The energetic, ever-changing pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture, often candidly, the chaos, character and incident of modern urban life. Its theatre of the everyday and the ordinary continues to inspire extraordinary art and holds up a mirror to our public world.

Including classic documentary street photography as well as images of urban landscapes, portraits and staged performances, The World Atlas of Street Photography focuses on an abundance of photography that has been created on street corners around the globe including:

    Daido Moriyama as he roams the cramped, winding back alleys of Tokyo
    Joel Meyerowitz’s extraordinary archive of New York’s Ground Zero in the days after the 9/11 attacks
    Alexey Titarenko as he uses long exposures to recast his home town of St Petersburg as a haunting city of shadows
    Remarkable beach scenes of Rio de Janeiro with Julio Bittencourt
    Katy Grannan's portraits of the hustlers and strutters on Hollywood Boulevard
    New York’s hip-hop culture seen by Nikki S. Lee, artfully disguised to expose preconceptions on race and identity

Jackie Higgins is a writer, journalist and film-maker. She has produced and directed films for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel on science, anthropology and natural history. Sh has written extensively about photography, particularly contemporary practice. She contributed to Photography: The Whole Story and is the author of Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus, both published by Thames & Hudson.