Street Photography & a bit more

By David Gray | Things that interested me

The photographers who exposed America: Arbus, Goldin, Winogrand

A new exhibition presents work by some of the most famous photographers of all time in the contemporary light of Black Lives Matter and the transgender rights movement<p>No one captured the chaos of the 1960s more acutely than Garry Winogrand. His voracious, omnipresent eye sought out the decade’s …

Art

Looking Back at Mary Ellen Mark's Iconic Photos of a Prostitute Named Tiny

Mary Ellen Mark began documenting drug users, vagrants, pimps, and more in Seattle during the 80s. After she met a 13-year-old prostitute named Tiny, her work focused on the young girl for the next 30 years.<p>Mary Ellen Mark is no longer with us, but her images live on. Before her passing in 2015, …

Art

Surreal Interpretations of Womanhood Photographed by Marjorie Salvaterra

Drawing inspiration from her own life, photographer Marjorie Salvaterra has created a series of black and white tableaus of women that look a lot …

Art

Lost Souls Are Found in These Deeply Personal Portraits of Slab City Residents

It’s over 100 degrees, and flies fill the dusty desert terrain. Homeless dogs wanter about, trying to sniff out a bite to eat amongst the trailer and …

Mother's Day

Portraiture: The Allure and Puzzle of the Back

Edith, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1967<br>Emmet Gowin, courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York<p>1 of 17<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to receive the latest from …

Photography

See the Moving Photo of a Black Cop Helping a Man at KKK Rally

The most memorable image of a Ku Klux Klan rally in South Carolina Saturday undercut the group's mission.<p>When the North Carolina-based Loyal White …

Racism

Powerful Portraits of Individuals Before and Directly After Their Death

<i>Jan Andersen was 19 when he discovered that he was HIV-positive. On his 27th birthday he was told that he didn’t have much time left: cancer, a rare</i> …

Mind

On Everybody Street: Meet New York's Famous Street Photographers

Lower East Side, New York City, c. 1940's.<br>Rebecca Lepkoff—Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery<p>1 of 41<p><i>Why is it that some photographers take to the</i> …

Fashion Week

Hong Kong Yesterday: The Pearl of the Orient in the 1950s

Construction, 1957<br>Fan Ho / Courtesy Modernbook Gallery<p>1 of 18<p>In the early 1950s, Fan Ho, a 21-year-old writer and film student, began photographing …

Hong Kong

Intriguing Portraits of Town Wanderers

Dana #2<p>Photographer Allison Sexton earned her MFA in Photography from Yale University and was the 2010 recipient of the Tracey Baran Award. She …

Street Photography

Stark Close-ups on Europe's Late-Night Regulars

From the series From Back Home, Algsjovallen, 2007<br>Anders Petersen<p>1 of 18<p>While very well-known in Europe, where his first book, <i>Café Lehmitz</i> (1978), is …

Psychiatric Hospitals

From glamorous to ordinary, Vivian Maier’s street photography captured America's mid-century urban life

Self portrait. Photo by Vivian Maier, courtesy the Maloof Collection/Howard Greenberg Galleries<p>Not perhaps since Emily Dickinson’s poetry came to …

Meet the Amateur Street Photographer Taking China by Storm

Street View<br>Tao Liu<p>1 of 15<p>Early in October, in the third-tier Chinese city of Hefei in the province of Anhui, the young street photographer Tao Liu …

China

Jane Bown 1925-2014

Jane Bown at home, surrounded by some of her photographs.<p>We are reached this morning with news of the death of the great Jane Bown. The …

Sebastião Salgado – Inspiration from Masters of Photography

Sebastião Salgado is a Documentary Photographer and Photo Journalist from Brazil. He was born on 08th February, 1944 in Aimores, Brazil. When we …

Garry Winogrand: Visions from the Street, Portraits of America - Photographs by Garry Winogrand | LensCulture

<i>Sometimes I feel like…the world is a place I bought a ticket to…It’s a big show for me, as if it wouldn’t happen if I wasn’t there with a camera.</i><p>—Garry Winogrand<p><i>[above:</i> <i>a video included</i> <i>at the exhibition.]</i><p>Garry Winogrand didn’t believe in teachers. He didn’t believe in school. He didn’t believe in …

Street Photography

Robert Frank at 90: the photographer who revealed America won't look back

Filled with images of loneliness and shadow, Frank’s The Americans stands as one of photography’s greatest works, while later works personal loss<p>• Frank: beauty and horror of 1950s America – in pictures<p>Robert Frank is 90 years old on Sunday. The great pioneer and iconoclast has become a survivor, …

Street Photography

On Editing And The Process Of Choosing Your Best Photos

By onSeptember 14, 2014 0<p>Editing is one of the most important aspects of any street photographer’s work. Knowing why one photograph works while …

8 Street Photographers That Rock Our World

Sure, we all know about the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, one of the most influential street photographers of all time, and while his work …

Why street photography is facing a moment of truth

It took root in New York in the 60s and 70s with compelling images of street life that captured the heart of the city. But anxieties about privacy, terrorism, and paedophilia have conspired to make the art of street photography ever more difficult. Sean O'Hagan recalls the movement's heyday and …

Street Photography

35 Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographers

Hi<p>Bill Reeves, a passionate photographer who is fortunate enough to have Magnum photographers Eli Reed and Paolo Pellegrin as his mentors, told me …

100 years of the Leica camera – in pictures

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Neil Libbert, many of the 20th century’s defining images were shot on a Leica<p>John Naughton: Why I love my Leica

Street Photography

Why I love my Leica

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Annie Leibovitz, many of the 20th century's most defining images were shot on a Leica. Our technology columnist, a lifelong fan, tells the story of the camera that almost died and was triumphantly reborn in the digital age<p>• 100 years of the Leica camera – in …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Incredible Editing Technique Lets You Turn 2D Objects in a Photo Into 3D Objects You Can Manipulate

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are blowing minds with a new image editing method that allows you to transform a 2D object in a photo into …

Carnegie Mellon University

Photojournalist Kevin Carter dies - obituary: from the archive, 30 July 1994

Obituary: Award-winning photographer kills himself, haunted by the horrors he witnessed during his short and brilliant career<p>Kevin Carter took the picture above of the three AWB members being shot during their abortive invasion of Bophuthatswana just before the South African election. It was a …

South Africa