Museums and galleries worldwide are urgently reviewing how best to record the contemporary and the everyday - often using the story form and memorable images to involve new audiences.
Street Life in London does precisely that. It takes a socially-committed stand based on detailed fieldwork, research, first-person accounts and powerful street photography. All painstakingly drawn from the streets of Victorian London. The book's relevance and its many lessons for museums' contemporary work are both remarkable and inspirational.
New Centenary Set
We're excited to launch this new 936-page, two-volume set to mark the centenary of the book's co-author and photographer, John Thomson (1837-1921). At a saving of over 30% - plus free worldwide shipping - the new set comprises:
1. STREET LIFE IN LONDON
The original "significant and far-reaching" book, newly typeset and with its "seminal" photographs at their original size.
2. STREET LIFE IN LONDON: CONTEXT AND COMMENTARY
Emily Kathryn Morgan's "engaging and astute" book which provides invaluable contemporary and historic content and analysis.
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Presents the first concerted body of work to deal with life on the streets of a major European or American city... one of the most significant and far-reaching photobooks in the medium’s history.
The Photobook: A History Volume 1. (London: Phaidon Press Ltd, 2004.)
Emily Kathryn Morgan’s analysis of Street Life in London is as sustained and ambitious as the primary source itself.
Britt Salvesen, Curator of Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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