Best Street Photography Books

1. Street Photography: From Atget to Cartier-Bresson

by Clive Scott

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? Looking closely at the work Atget, Kertesz, Bovis, Rene-Jacques, Brassai, Doisneau,…»

2. No Rules street photography

by Nitsa

A pain-free, straightforward view of street photography like it has never been done before...(yet) Tips and techniques alongside lots of black and white as well as color pictures, to help you navigate your way through the streets for rules-free picture making. Book includes topics such as: photographing at night, taking pictures in the rain, what is street photography, alternatives, accidental work and more. Please keep in mind that the main purpose of…»

3. Street and Studio: An Urban History of Photography

by Ute Eskildsen

The street allows photographers to conceal cameras and catch subjects unaware, in informal settings. By contrast, the studio permits both photographers and subjects to present carefully composed images to the world through elaborate staging and technical tricks. In recent years, with celebrities posing in the street and the studio being used for more informal, intimate shots, both traditions have undergone a transformation. This stunning collection…»