Included are luminaries such as Magnum members Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, and Alex Webb (who are still “seeing what is invisible to others,” as Robert Frank put it), along with an international group of emerging photographers whose individual biographies illuminate the stories behind their pictures of New York, Tokyo, Delhi, or Dakar.
Four thought-provoking essays and a global conversation between leading street photographers explore the compelling and often controversial issues in the genre. A select bibliography and a resource section for aspiring street photographers complete the book.
Somehow the most compelling street photography remains the kind that allows us to imagine ourselves wandering into the frame.
— Wall Street Journal
Sophie Howarth is the co-founder of The School of Life, founder of Department Store for the Mind, and former Curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern. She has coauthored several books about photography, including Street Photography Now and Family Photography Now, both published by Thames & Hudson. Today she teaches creative leadership and supports social and environmental activists in London. Training as a spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition, she is supported by spiritual practices that emphasize insight, presence, and compassion.
Stephen McLaren is a photographer, writer, and curator based in San Francisco. He is coauthor, with Sophie Howarth, of Street Photography Now. He also coauthored Photographers’ Sketchbooks with Bryan Formhals.