Street photography

Street photography is an art photography style that candidly portrays everyday street life using captivating imagery. These images usually convey a strong, thought-provoking message that goes beyond the captured moment. Scenes in street photography are usually raw, unaltered, and the subjects typically don’t know that they’re being photographed.

The proliferation of smartphones and camera-enabled gizmos has led to an explosion of street photography, often fueled by visually rich social media platforms like Instagram. Some of the pioneers of street photography include Walker Evans and Paul Strand, whose depiction of the European immigrants still paints a vivid picture of 1920’s New York.

Garry Winogrand’s Women are beautiful – 50 years later

New York native born Garry Winogrand (b. 1928) is known to be the pioneer of street photography. In his Women are Beautiful series, he walked the streets of the United States and captured women in photography. The photographs were in quick and precise timing and through different angles. Winogrand picked the right period for …

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Fan Ho’s street photography: How Hong Kong looked like 60 years ago

Fan Ho biography Born in Shanghai in 1931 but moved to Hong Kong early in his life, Fan Ho was a renowned actor, film director, and photographer who has won numerous awards (280 awards, empirically speaking) for his work since 1956. In his teens, he began to photograph the drama of city life, ranging from …

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