Street Photography Now
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Street Photography Now
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'Extraordinary: beautiful, dramatic or just plain comical … human life in all its forms' – The Mail on Sunday
‘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 Director of the School of Life and was previously Curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern, London. She is the author of Singular Images: Essays on Remarkable Photographs. Stephen McLaren is a photographer and curator who leads street photography workshops and seminars in London. Howarth and McLaren jointly curated ‘Onto the Streets’, a British Council exhibition of work by contemporary London street photographers that toured Europe in 2006 and 2007.