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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: bystander
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 16:09:33 -0700

I bought this book, last year, as a remainder for $12.99. Not a bad book.
It's out on loan to a friend who is a "street" photographer aficionado.


At 03:09 PM 5/2/00 -0700, Guy Bennett wrote:
>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.