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Explore the world through the eyes of women street photographers as they document the ways humankind inhabits the urban environment. Originally a male-dominated field, street photography is increasingly becoming the domain of women. This exuberant collection of images reflects that shift, showcasing 100 contemporary women street photographers working today, accompanied by personal statements about their work. The book also includes biographies of women photographers from history who paved the way for the next generation. The volume is curated by Gulnara Samoilova, founder of the Women Street Photographers project, which has an Instagram presence of nearly 90,000 followers. Photographer Melissa Breyer's introductory essay explores how the genre helps us understand the way we live today - and how women throughout history have been uniquely poised to navigate the terrain. In turns intimate and candid, these photographs offer a kaleidoscopic glimpse of what happens when women are behind the camera. AUTHORS: Gulnara Samoilova is a fine art and street photographer based in New York City and the founder of @WomenStreetPhotographers Instagram feed and the travelling exhibition. She has received national and international awards for her photographs from 9/11, including first prize in the World Press Photo competition, the New York Press Club award, and Interphoto Photographer of the Year. Melissa Breyer is a photojournalist specialising in street photography. Breyer's work has been exhibited across the globe and has been featured in national and international publications, including National Geographic and The New York Times. 110 colour illustrations

 

Details

ISBN: 9783791387406
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 4 Mar 2021
Publisher: Prestel
Publication City, Country: Munich, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 25(H) x 23(L)

 

Author Biography

Gulnara Samoilova is a photographer based in New York City and the founder of the @WomenStreetPhotographers Instagram feed and traveling exhibition. A former Associated Press photojournalist, she has received national and international awards for her photographs from 9/11, including first prize in the World Press Photo competition. Melissa Breyer is a photographer and writer specializing in street photography. Breyer's photography has been exhibited across the globe and has featured in national and international publications, including National Geographic and The New York Times.

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