The World Atlas of Street Photography

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8.97 X 9.66 X 1.36 inches | 3.73 pounds

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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.


"Street photography has an irresistible allure, bringing out the voyeur in the viewer. A new book, The World Atlas of Street Photography, has pictures by 100 established and emerging photographers, working in more than 50 cities on five continents. . . . Jackie Higgins, the author of the book, says for many people the term 'street photography' conjures up artists with a signature look from a particular era, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson or Garry Winogrand. But the genre is experiencing a renaissance, she says, grappling with issues like inequality in Africa and the growth of megacities in Asia."--Eben Shapiro, Wall Street Journal
"A compendium of artists and perspectives from around the world, each fearlessly hunting the urban jungle, camera in hand."--Priscilla Frank, Huffington Post
"More than 700 images from 100 contemporary photographers capture unexpected moments of daily street life around the globe, from Paris to Havana to Seoul."--Los Angeles Times
"A Best Art Book of 2014."--Huffington Post
"The long shared history of photography and urbanity arrives at an exciting contemporary (and international) moment through this vibrant volume . . . . The images are beautiful, produced with the same vibrant attention that the text directs toward each celebrated photographer. It is rare for collections like this to pull off such simultaneous breadth and depth, yet this resource of over 100 artists succeeds, edifying and captivating throughout."--Publishers Weekly
"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
"A must-have 'atlas' for street-photography lovers . . . and a remarkable tour of urban life in more than 50 cities."--Mark Byrnes, Citylab