The magazine of the photo-essay
March 2020 back issue
Bystander A History of Street Photography
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine. Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
by Joel Meyerowitz and Colin Westerbeck
In Bystander (Laurence King 2017) 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. Haile 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 century, such as Atget, Stieglitz, Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Kertesz, Frank, Arbus just to name a few. In Bystander, the story of street photography is brought right up to the present day with a complete re-evaluation of historic material as well as the inclusion of contemporary photographers.
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Walker Evans. New York. 1930.
Helen Levitt. New York. 1945.
Walker Evans, Sidewalk and shopfront, New Orleans. 1935.
Joel Meyerowitz. W 46 Street, New York 1976.
Bill Brandt. Street games in Bethnal Green. 1939.
Philip Jones Griffiths. British soldier, Northern Ireland. 1973.