The energetic, fluctuating pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to captureoften candidlythe chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life ever since the genesis of photography in the 19th century. The World Atlas of Street Photography focuses on the abundance of photos created on street corners internationally, including classic documentary street photography as well as mediated images of urban landscapes, staged performances, and sculpture. Twelve specially commissioned artworks are featured, in addition to a wide selection of striking and well-known images of city life. Lively and informative, this handsome book compiles expressions of a vibrant genre and is the first of its kind to scour the globefrom New York to New Delhi, Beijing to Brighton, Havana to Hamburg, and Sydney to Seoul.
Photographers include: Francis Alÿs, Nobuyoshi Araki, Narelle Autio, Uta Barth, Olivo Barbieri, Yto Barrada, Matthew Baum, Dawoud Bey, Peter Bialobrzeski, Birdhead, Julio Bittencourt, Mohamed Bourouissa, Polly Braden, Serge Bratkov, Adam Broomberg, Andrew Bush, Sophie Calle, Edson Chagas, Yasmine Chatila, Oliver Chanarin, Gregory Crewdson, Maciej Dakowicz, Zhang Dali, Luc Delahaye, Philip-Lorca Dicorcia, Hans Eijkelboom, JH Engström, Essop Twins, Weng Fen, Ana Carolina Fernandes, Peter Funch, Bruce Gilden, David Goldblatt, Oscar Fernando Gómez, Paul Graham, Katy Grannan, Sunil Gupta, Cristóbal Hara, Naoya Hatakeyama, Bill Henson, Edi Hirose, Pieter Hugo, Michael Itkoff, Claudia Jaguaribe, Nils Jorgensen, Ahn Jun, Osamu Kanemura, Johnnie Shand Kydd, Nikki S. Lee, Sze Tsung Leong, Vera Lutter, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Melanie Manchot, Jesse Marlow, Mirko Martin, Joel Meyerowitz, Boris Mikhailov, Sabelo Mlangeni, Luis Molina-Pantin, Mimi Mollica, Daido Moriyama, Sohei Nishino, Trent Parke, Martin Parr, Jiang Pengyi, Max Pinckers, Gus Powell, Raghu Rai, Jo Ratcliff, Alisa Resnik, Doug Rickard, Thomas Ruff, Txema Salvans, Viviane Sassen, Tokihiro Sato, Boris Savelev, Slinkachu, Otto Snoek, Trine Søndergaard, Hannah Starkey, Joel Sternfeld, Beat Streuli, Matt Stuart, Mikhael Subotzy, Ying Tang, Guy Tillim, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alexey Titarenko, Cássio Vasconcellos, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Massimo Vitali, Jeff Wall, Gillian Wearing, Alex Webb, Wim Wenders, Richard Wentworth, Graeme Williams, Sue Williamson, Michael Wolf, Shizuka Yokomizo, Yang Yong.