Chapter Two – History of Street Photographers, Part 1

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Part 1 of 5 – The Evolution of Street

When María and I sat out to begin documenting the history of street photography, after some discussion, we realized that given the great variation in the art form, it was best to begin a discussion of what street photography is by looking at its pioneers and the work they created. In this chapter, we’ll touch on some of the acclaimed masters and tell you a bit about them and their work. We won’t do much analysis of their work here; that’s probably best served by looking at one photographer at a time. (Besides, María’s better at analyzing art than I am.) We’ll also limit our discussions to final prints, and ignore the tremendous amount of work printers put into creating them from the raw material.

An example of the detailed mapping of dodging and burning-in that went into master images, by master darkroom wizard Pablo Inirio, of Magnum Photos An example of the detailed mapping of dodging and burning-in that goes into master images, by…

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