Bystander: A History of Street Photography

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New and updated edition of Bystander, an unsurpassed history of street photography by one of its heroes, Joel Meyerowitz, and noted critic Colin Westerbeck.

In this book, the authors explore and discuss the development of one of the most interesting and dynamic of photographic genres. Hailed as a landmark work when it was first published in 1994, Bystander is widely regarded by street photographers as the "bible" of street photography.

It covers an incredible array of talent, 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 this new and fully revised edition, the story of street photography is brought up to date with a re-evaluation of some historical material, the inclusion of more contemporary photographers, and a discussion of the ongoing rise of digital photography.


  • Hardcover; English; 400 pages
  • Publication Date: November 2017
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 11.9 x 1.5 inches (W x L x D)
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