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The Leica M Photographer by Bertram Solcher

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7. On the Road

The High Art of Street Photography

Why did you buy a Leica M? And did you come across the images of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Alex Webb accidentally or deliberately?

You will have noticed by now that I often refer to photographers who are members of the Magnum agency. This is because there is no other agency in the world that concentrates so single-mindedly on photos of real-world experiences, and not only in war zones and disaster areas. Photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Alex Webb have photographed their fair share of wars and disasters while they and others, such as Thomas Hoepker, Constantine Manos, and René Burri, to name just a few, have been instrumental in putting the art of street photography on the map. Many ...

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