Bystander | Street Photography Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7, 2018 between 6pm - 8pm
Photography Workshop With Gus Powell: August 10-12, 2018

The Gallery at Leica Store San Francisco is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, Bystander, which opens June 4th to coincide with Streetfoto Festival 2018. The exhibition, inspired by the landmark street photography book, Bystander: A History of Street Photography by curator Colin Westerbeck and photographer Joel Meyerowitz, examines the genre of street photography through the eyes of nearly fifty photographers. The exhibition will comprise early iconic prints alongside recent work by artists who are actively photographing on the streets today in San Francisco and abroad.


Devin Allen, Oskar Barnack, Richard Bram, Carrie Boretz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Liza Cueva, Maciej Dakowicz, Natan Dvir, Cheryl Dunn, Melanie Einzig, Elliott Erwitt, Misha Erwitt, Donna Ferrato, Jason Francisco, Lee Friedlander, Ingeborg Gerdes, Dave Glass, Ralph Gibson, John Gutmann, Charles Harbutt, Troy Holden, Michael Jang, Travis Jensen, William Klein, Saul Leiter, Austin Leong, Fred Lyon, Graciela Magnoni, Vivian Maier, Jeff Mermelstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Mark Murrmann, Melissa O’Shaughnessy, Vladimir Panasenko, Mimi Plumb, Gus Powell, Ted Pushinsky, Eli Reed, Louis Stettner, Richard Sandler, Jamel Shabazz, Matt Stuart, Ed Templeton, Andres Vargas, Andre Wagner, Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and Garry Winogrand.


Based On A True Story – A Workshop with Gus Powell

In this workshop Gus Powell will explore the narrative and poetic potential of 
photography and the photobook. He will discuss making images that come out of
 a tradition of street photography, that are then used to make work and books that 
embrace both the universal and the ambiguous in equal measure. Click for more details.

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The landmark street photography book, Bystander will be made available in addition to other photography books that fall into the street photography genre including but not limited to: The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand by Geoff Dyer, Vivian Maier edited by John Maloof with foreward by Geoff Dyer, The American Monument by Lee Friedlander, Richard Bram New York, Back in the Days Jamel Shabazz, The Eyes of the City by Richard Sandler, The Lonely Ones by Gus Powell, and STREET by Carrie Boretz.

Thank you to the following galleries for their contributions towards this exhibition:

Etherton Gallery, Tucson
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
Roberts Projects, Los Angeles