New Series: The History of Street Photography

Introducing a new series:

Raw, Naked Art

Chapter One – What is Street Photography?

Photo by Eve Arnold, Self-portrait (perhaps unknowingly inspiring Vivian Maier) Photo by Eve Arnold, Self-portrait (perhaps unknowingly inspiring Vivian Maier)

If you want to start an argument among street photographers, guaranteed, ask them, “Exactly what is street photography anyway?” Then stand back, and watch the lovely violence. Simply put, there is no consensus. Certainly, you will encounter a vocal group that will swear there are a firm set of rules, but the truth is much more complex. That is because street photography, like photography as a whole, evolved over a number of years and was influenced by a set of master photographers, each of whom had different ideas of what should and should not comprise the art form.

You can feel free to chime in your opinions in the comments section, of course, but know that other than curating, I won’t be joining in the fight. I’m too busy out shooting to worry…

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