Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz’s book Bystander is often hailed as the bible of street photography. Now it’s back with a handsome new design, expanded content and even more stunning imagery.
Hailed as a seminal work when it was first published in 1994, Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz’s masterwork Bystander is widely regarded by street photographers as the bible of street photography.
The book had a huge impact on photographer David Gibson, who started practicing street photography seriously in the early 1990s: “Gradually I began to identify with the great street photography tradition and inevitably I became aware of the first Bystander book in 1994. Street photography so often gets buried in the general histories of photography so it’s very satisfying to see a new expanded edition of Bystander reasserting itself – to comprehensively chronicle the history of street photography – including the new Internet generation who now so energetically contribute to its evolution.”