Wednesday 08 September 2010
Thirteen In-Public photographers and two In-Public masters are featured in a new book, Street Photography Now, published by Thames & Hudson.
The book is co-authored by long-time champion of street photography Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren, a street photographer himself. It contains folio pages and biographies of 46 of the world’s best contemporary street shooters, divided by four essays and a round table discussion between seven of the photographers from all corners of the globe.
This important and courageous publication displays a passionate understanding of the central ideas of Street Photography, and introduces an exciting new generation of practitioners.
Our congratulations to the authors and to Johanna Neurath from Thames & Hudson for their enthusiasm and practical support of the genre we love.
Street Photography Now will be launched at The Photographers Gallery, London on the 18th September.
Keep an eye out for associated events: the Street Photography Now Web Project, a collaboration between the authors and The Photographers Gallery, and exhibitions in Cardiff and Paris organised by in-public friends the Third Floor Gallery, Wales and Nathalie Belayche of Food for Your Eyes in France.
Street Photography Now is available to order here.
In-Public was set up in 2000 to provide a home for Street Photographers.
Our aim is to promote Street Photography and to continue to explore its possibilities, we are a non commercial collective. All the photographers featured here have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment. The pictures remind us that, if we let it, over-familiarity can make us blind to what’s really going on in the world around us.Read more
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