There’s a new collective in town and it looks like it’s going to be a great one. You may recognize the following names: David Valera, Gabi Ben Avraham and MD. Enamul Kabir, just to mention a few. These talented photographers, who appeared in SPM and the SPM blog, along with approximately 20 other phenomenal street photographers have banded together to create OnEdgeStreet.com.
OnEdgeStreet describes their project as follows:
“OnEdgeStreet.com is a new website about exploring the cutting edge of street photography today. We seek dedicated and articulate photographers to share their perspective and get involved in this project. Our passion is to find people who are willing to question the status quo and push photography forward in the 21st century.”
Not only does their website feature some brilliant photos by the group’s photographers, it also has a first-rate collection of articles that I would highly recommend checking out. For example, if you want to get to know Henri Cartier-Bresson on a deeper level, we’re talking much deeper than just pondering a few of his famous quotes, be sure to read “Up Close: Henri Cartier Bresson” by Brian Quillinan. Another excellent read is “I am Not a Street Photographer,” also by Brian Quillinan. It will get you thinking about how street photography began and the implications of what it is becoming today.
Other features of the website include quizzes, pictures of the month and some interesting photo projects under the “Features” tab. I particularly enjoyed one called, “Go West Young Man – The Alternative California Dream” by Barry Delaney.
I could go on, there is so much great content on the OnEdgeStreet website, but I’ll stop here. Go check it out for yourself. I’m positive you’ll appreciate what this group is doing just as much as I do.