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Street Photography: From Atget to Cartier-Bresson

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Street photography is perhaps the best-loved and most widely known of all photographic genres, with names like Cartier-Bresson, Brassai and Doisneau familiar even to those with a fleeting knowledge of the medium. Yet what exactly is street photography? From what viewpoint does it present its subjects, and how does this viewpoint differ from that of documentary photography? ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 15th 2007 by I. B. Tauris
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Clive Scott is professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia. His approach to documenting the origins and development of street photography ("SP") is scholastic, but nonetheless, with applied effort, absorbing and thought-provoking.

His approach is grounded in the tradition of photographic criticism. "My history is … somewhat capricious and designed to serve the specific tasks I have set myself"' he says in his introduction. Hence, it rewards the determined reader.

A very good
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AC
Excellnt collection..every street photographer must keep
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Makes you wanna go to Paris.
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
This seems like an interesting book of essays. I was more hoping for a visual history, but this is definitely something I'll want to read sometime.
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