A photographer must always work with the greatest respect for his subject and in terms of his own point of view. – Henri Cartier-Bresson Last spring, Espen Eichhöfer, a well-known photographer based in Berlin, appealed a conviction that he was wrong to publicly display a photo of a woman crossing a street and display it in an open-air photography exhibition at C/O Berlin. After the woman sued for privacy violation based on a 1907 German law, both the district court and the Berlin
If you haven't heard about it yet, be sure to check out Valerie Jardin's new eBook, "Street Photography: First Steps and Beyond." Here's a snippet from the website about the book: This 76 page ebook is designed for beginner to advanced street photographers. It will help you get started in street photography as well as give you tips to step up your game and make stronger images. The book is divided into three parts: 1. Getting Started 2. Different ways to approach street photography 3.
Danish photographer, Daniel Hoffmann, visited New York City a few years ago where he became fascinated with life on the streets. He liked it so much that he visited the city again last year to make images for a a new street photography book (his second). And I must say the results are fantastic. As a visitor from another country Daniel looks at New York through a very different lengths. And the results show in his work. The street photography alone is well worth the time to read the book.
You may have read last week's post GMB Akash and the Power of Street Photography, in which GMB Akash shared some of his images and his thoughts on street and documentary photography. GMB Akash is an outstanding photographer and more importantly, visual storyteller. To see some of his powerful stories, visit the stories page on his website. We just found out he offers one-on-one workshops and wanted to share this golden opportunity with you. Check out this brief video in which one of his
Hey there street shooters! Here's a must see video for you on this Friday morning! GMB Akash was one of the SIPA contest jurors this year and in this short video he talks about his images, his techniques and what street photography means. He encourages photographers to follow their passion and capture images that tell a story. I think that is what hits home the most in this video, the reminder of the beauty of street/documentary photography. Not only are most street images genuine works of
John Free is a social documentary and street photographer whose photographic essays "range from railroad tramps in California to automobile abstracts to London and Paris street life." He's been shooting the streets for years and his photographs are, in a word, exquisite. John once did a ten year project called, "The End of the Line" in which he daily photographed "railroad tramps" arriving at the end of the line in L.A. He had this to say about the project: "“I photographed these severely
Lukas Vasilikos is, by all counts, a fabulous street photographer. You may already know of him - he's been shooting the streets for more than 10 years and he's a prolific online street photographer. His work is a prime example of capturing the unique, interesting and compelling in a world that can sometimes appear mundane. About a year ago, Lukas used his street shots in a medium that is by no means new, but perhaps not quite "popular" among street photographers. He created a couple of
For 40-years it has been rotting, Market Street between Fifth and Tenth. Once a theater district of flickering lights and enormous marquees, today half the storefronts are vacant and boarded. A neighborhood of soup kitchens and cheap rooms, home to the most crimes, dilapidated housing, homelessness, drugs, liquor stores, pawn shops, prostitution and strip clubs. It survived Manhattanization, the dot.com boom and bust, and gentrification. There are over 400 SROs in the neighborhood, protected
Headed to Tokyo? If so, how can you navigate the busy streets and train systems, visit all the places on your "to-see" list and still manage to get some street photography in along the way? Fortunately for us, Melbourne Street Photography put together a handy guide with 10 super practical tips to make sure you make the most of your time in Tokyo. Below you'll find a brief overview of the tips, but if you are planning a trip in the near future, be sure to visit the website to read the whole
At the end of WWII, around 1945, Italy was dealing with governmental changes and severe poverty, among other social issues. In the decade that followed, much changed. Italy began a transformation that covered all aspects of daily life including home life, employment and even the arts. These are just a few of the reasons that La Strada, an Italian street photography book from the 1960's, is such a rare historical gem. At the time, street photography revolved around the work of a few greats,
If you haven't read it yet, you must check out Eric Kim's free eBook, "Learn from the Masters". I don't doubt the truth of Eric's words when he says it was only after about a hundred shots of espresso, that he finally completed the newest “Learn From the Masters of Street Photography” PDF book. This is the second version and, in Eric's words, it "distills the wisdom of the masters of street photography into 100 practical lessons". What masters are we talking about? Robert Capa, Anders