Denise Scott Brown's photos from the 1950s and 60s, a few of which are shown here, reveal the beauty in a seemingly commercial cityscape with little regard for aesthetics or finesse in much the same way as did her writing. She used photography to find the humanity in the street and her quickly-taken shots echo the work of her contemporaries in photography - Joel Meyerowitz, Saul Leiter, Fred Herzog, Gary Winogrand and the others who revitalised street photography with colour and an eye for moments of visual pleasure in the everyday. Yet there was no pretence that these were art. 'Just shoot,' she said.  With thanks to Denise Scott Brown.  Soweto, South Africa, 1970, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  © Denise Scott Brown

Denise Scott Brown's photos from the 1950s and 60s, a few of which are shown here, reveal the beauty in a seemingly commercial cityscape with little regard for aesthetics or finesse in much the same way as did her writing. She used photography to find the humanity in the street and her quickly-taken shots echo the work of her contemporaries in photography - Joel Meyerowitz, Saul Leiter, Fred Herzog, Gary Winogrand and the others who revitalised street photography with colour and an eye for moments of visual pleasure in the everyday. Yet there was no pretence that these were art. 'Just shoot,' she said.

With thanks to Denise Scott Brown.

Soweto, South Africa, 1970, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Denise Scott Brown

 London, UK, 1962, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  © Denise Scott Brown

London, UK, 1962, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Denise Scott Brown

 London, UK, 1962, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  © Denise Scott Brown

London, UK, 1962, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Denise Scott Brown

 Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1969, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  © Denise Scott Brown

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1969, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Denise Scott Brown

 Santa Monica, CA, US, 1965, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.   © Denise Scott Brown

Santa Monica, CA, US, 1965, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Denise Scott Brown

 Brooklyn Bridge, NY, US, 1962, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  © Denise Scott Brown

Brooklyn Bridge, NY, US, 1962, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Denise Scott Brown

 Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, PA, US, 1963, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  ©Denise Scott Brown

Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, PA, US, 1963, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

©Denise Scott Brown

 Philadelphia, PA, US, 1964, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  © Denise Scott Brown

Philadelphia, PA, US, 1964, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Denise Scott Brown

   The Strip, Las Vegas, NV, US, 1968, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  © Denise Scott Brown

The Strip, Las Vegas, NV, US, 1968, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Denise Scott Brown

 The Strip, Las Vegas, NV, US, 1968, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  © Denise Scott Brown

The Strip, Las Vegas, NV, US, 1968, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Denise Scott Brown

 The Strip, Las Vegas, NV, US, 1968, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  © Denise Scott Brown

The Strip, Las Vegas, NV, US, 1968, Photo by Denise Scott Brown, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Denise Scott Brown

 Denise Scott Brown in front of The Strip, Las Vegas, NV, US, 1966, Photo by Robert Venturi, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  © Robert Venturi

Denise Scott Brown in front of The Strip, Las Vegas, NV, US, 1966, Photo by Robert Venturi, courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

© Robert Venturi