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Some background - I am an amateur photographer, many years experience some works published in books, mags and newspapers. I still use film cameras, scan films and post process in my digital darkroom. Like many photographers, I have attempted street photography and have a strong interest in this activity. Since reading this book I now think VM was one of the best exponents of this type of photography I have ever seen. To put things in perspective she was a governess (nanny) who was keen on photography and ended up producing over 100,000 negatives in her lifetime! She wandered the streets of (Mainly) New York and Chicago with her twin lens reflex, observing life with a critical eye and a cloak of invisibility. Yet no one knew about her work which was discovered accidentally. These images are striking, the quality is excellent, the lighting very good. How she managed to get so close to her subjects is amazing. The quality of the reproduction is very good and her eye for evolving photo-opportunities is remarkable. If you like atreet photography buy this book.