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Road Atlas

Street Photography from Helen Levitt to Pieter Hugo

Streets have always drawn the attention of photographers. As both defining features of urban landscapes and places for all varieties of chance encounter, they offer a nearly endless combination of static and moving elements that are the stuff of stunning photography—as the photographers in Road Atlas show brilliantly.
From classic New York City street scenes by Helen Levitt to the works of the more contemporary street photographers, including, among others, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Beat Streuli, and Pieter Hugo, Road Atlas presents a survey of the very best of street photography. Captured here is the everyday bustle of streets, sidewalks, and alleyways from Tokyo to São Paulo and beyond, offering tantalizing glimpses of buildings and their inhabitants, people immersed in their daily activities—shedding light, in the process, on poverty and prosperity, stagnation and vanishing urban spaces, and sometimes even of radical change. Through the practiced eyes of the twenty-eight artists showcased here, streets are threads linking cities and bringing people together yet also tokens of the distances that separate them and consign them to solitude.
With more than 100 photographs from the renowned DZ Bank art collection in Frankfurt, Road Atlas captures both the oft-overlooked moments of everyday life and the distinctive character of cities worldwide. It accompanies an exhibition that will also be shown at the Opelvillen Rüsselsheim and the Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus.

168 pages | 47 color plates, 64 halftones | 9 1/2 x 11 | © 2011

Art: Photography

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Table of Contents

Combined German/English Edition

      Beate Kemfert
The journey begins in the street as a metaphor of space and time
      Christina Leber
Road Atlas
      Freddy Langer

  Nobuyoshi Araki
  Ursula Arnold
  René Burri
  Gregory Crewdson
  Philip-Lorca diCorcia
  Pietro Donzelli
  Valie Export
  Arno Fischer
  Robert Häusser
  Naoya Hatakeyama
  Pieter Hugo
  Samuel Imbach
  Gerd Kittel
  Barbara Klemm 
  Helen Levitt
  Will McBride
  Aernout Mik
  John Miller
  Ryuji Miyamoto
  Jean-Luc Moulène
  Marcel Odenbach
  Arnold Odermatt
  Johnny H. C. Pack
  Andreas Rost
  Stefanie Schneider
  Stephen Shore
  Anatolij Shuravlev
  Beat Streuli
  Thomas Struth

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