Magnum Streetwise, a new tome published by Thames & Hudson, is a deep rummage through Magnum Photo’s extensive archives bringing together over 300 images from some of the genres greatest street photography practitioners.
As a discipline, it’s intrinsic to Magnum’s core, given that co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson doubles as one of the forefathers of modern street photography. A rich seam of street photography has always run through the veins of the agency with Elliott Erwitt, Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden and Richard Kalvar sitting in the front seat. But this book is not just dedicated to the old school practitioners, nor the obvious gang of suspects. You’ll also see work by Bieke Depoorter, Carolyn Drake, Thomas Dworzak, Sohrab Hura, Paolo Pellegrin, Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth and Newsha Tavakolian.