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The World Atlas of Street Photography

By Jackie Higgins (Edited by), Mr Max Kozloff (Foreword by)

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Format: Hardcover, 399 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 September 2014
An ambitious, stunning compendium assembling vibrant, varied expressions of street photography, both staged and improvised, from around the globe The energetic, fluctuating pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture often candidly the chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life ever since the genesis of photography in the 19th century. The World Atlas of Street Photography focuses on the abundance of photos created on street corners internationally, including classic documentary street photography as well as mediated images of urban landscapes, staged performances, and sculpture. Twelve specially commissioned artworks are featured, in addition to a wide selection of striking and well-known images of city life. Lively and informative, this handsome book compiles expressions of a vibrant genre and is the first of its kind to scour the globe from New York to New Delhi, Beijing to Brighton, Havana to Hamburg, and Sydney to Seoul. This magnificently illustrated compilation of more than 700 images presents over one hundred established and emerging contemporary photographers, including Nikki S. Lee, Lise Sarfati, Jeff Wall, Daido Moriyama, Alexey Titarenko, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, David Goldblatt, and Julio Bittencourt, among many others. The World Atlas of Street Photography offers a peek through the lenses of photographers chronicling the fever, furor, and intimacy of urban life."

About the Author

Jackie Higgins is a writer, journalist, and filmmaker specializing in photography. A writer and producer for over ten years, she currently focuses on issues of identity in contemporary Japanese photography. Other areas of her research include 19th-century photography and contemporary uses of the camera obscura.


"Postcard-perfect portraits of glittery skylines provide polished glimpses of urban life. But it's gritty street photography that exposes a city's throbbing heart--the 'theater of the everyday' that unfolds on every corner. Now, a massive tome called The World Atlas of Street Photography has collected 700 street-photography images from around the world. And even if you thought you knew cities like New York, Rio, or Mumbai, these pictures will open your eyes."--Michael Kaminer, Yahoo! Travel--Michael Kaminer "Yahoo! Travel "

EAN: 9780300207163
ISBN: 0300207166
Publisher: Yale University Press
Dimensions: 24.54 x 22.78 x 3.45 centimeters (1.69 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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