Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/02

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Subject: [Leica] bystander
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 15:09:09 -0700

for the street shooters among us:

i just stumbled across a book that you probably already know about, but i
thought i'd mention it in the event you didn't. it's called 'bystander: a
history of street photography,' by westerbeck and meyerowitz, and was
published in '94 by bullfinch press.

as the title suggests, it traces the history of this style of photography
(i don't think you could call it a genre; it seems too broad for that
label), from atget and his contemporaries to the present. lots of
reproductions and not too much critical comment.

also, it features a shot or two by one street photographer whose name
doesn't often come up on the lug (maybe 'cause he ditched leicas for
nikons): raghubir singh, who died a year or two ago, if i recall.

just thought i'd mention it.