In the new book Bystander, iconic photographer Joel Meyerowitz and leading photography expert Colin Westerbeck explore the development of one of the most interesting and dynamic of photographic genres, street photography.
Hailed as a landmark work when it was first published in 1994, this brand new and fully revised version of a book that has come to be known as the ‘bible’ of street photography, covers an incredible array of work, from the unknowns of the late 19th century to the acknowledged masters of the 20th, such as Atget, Stieglitz, Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Kertesz, Frank, Arbus, Winogrand and Levitt to name just a few.
In Bystander, the story of street photography is brought up to present day with a complete re-evaluation of historical material as well as the inclusion of contemporary photographers and a new and exclusive discussion of the ongoing rise of digital photography. Available from Laurence King.
Main image: Jeff Mermelstein, New York City, 1993. Image Credit: © Jeff Mermelstein