This generously illustrated book takes a stroll through history and across the globe to present the most candid, immediate, and provocative images captured by the masters of street photography. Capturing daily life in every corner of the globe, this sumptuous collection of great street photography shows the very best of the genre. From prewar gelatin silver prints to 21st-century digital images, from documentary to abstract, from New York's Central Park to mountain villages of Mongolia, these photographs reveal the many ways street photography moves, informs, and excites us. The book includes photography by well known photographers like Diane Arbus, Margaret Bourke White, Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Joel Meyerowitz, Gordon Parks, and Edward Steichen along with up-and-coming artists who continue to push the genre's boundaries. Presented in exquisitely reproduced double-page spreads, each photograph is accompanied by informative texts and technical details. David Gibson's insightful introduction traces the history of street photography, reflects on its broad appeal, and looks toward the future of the genre.