Street photography is a medium that’s always evolving. A medium with multiple meanings, interpretations and styles. Generations of photographers have come along and left their own unique mark.
From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Saul Leiter, street photographers are a wonderful mix of contradictions and conundrums. But where did they get the inspiration from? How did street photography get its start and become something that every Instagrammer wants to put in their feed?
Bystander: A History Of Street Photography, by Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz, has the answers. First published in 1994, this love letter to everything urban has been updated with new material and still remains an essential book for photographers.