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Behind the Image: David Alan Harvey's Work Horse on a Family Porch

Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey was looking for his morning coffee, coming back from an early dawn shoot, when he came across a white horse on …

Photography

Little Mogadishu • Olivia Arthur

Olivia Arthur Buildings at Cedar Riverside, home to an almost entirely Somali community. Minneapolis, USA. 2017 © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos<p><i>The</i> …

California Trip • Dennis Stock

Dennis Stock Man holding a surfboard on beach steps in Corona Del Mar. California, USA. 1968. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos<p>“There is no question …

Street Photography

Seven photos, seven stories: Chris Killip on capturing the declining industrial towns of England in the '70s and '80s

When Chris Killip decided to become a photographer at the age of 17, he had never taken a picture. “I didn’t own a camera,” he recalls. “Nobody in my family had cameras.”<p>But seeing a single image by seminal French lensman Henri Cartier-Bresson persuaded him that photography was what he needed to be …

Photography

Hokusai: the influential work of Japanese artist famous for 'the great wave' – in pictures

The work of Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), one of Japan’s most prolific and enduringly popular artists, will come to Australia for the first time in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Hokusai produced a body of work comprising some of the most recognisable and reproduced …

Art

Suited and booted: Mods today

<b>London-based photographer Owen Harvey has been documenting the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene since 2012.</b>

Photography

Hundreds of new Vivian Maier prints donated to U. of C.

Almost 500 never-before-shown Vivian Maier prints have found a new home at the University of Chicago Library, the university announced Wednesday.<p>Maier, the Chicago-area nanny who has become famous posthumously as a street photographer — and as the subject of extensive legal wrangling — has had …

Street Photography

Learning Through the Generation Gap

Thomas Dworzak A beach. Destruction from the Georgian-Abkhaz war which took place between 1991 and 1993. Georgia, USA. 07/1995. © Thomas Dworzak | …

Photography

Coast to Coast • Magnum Photos • Thomas Hoepker

Thomas Hoepker USA. Los Angeles. 1963 © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos<p><i>The dark americana of Thomas Hoepker’s</i> Coast to Coast <i>is the second in our</i> …

Road Trips

Snap2

Why the Collectors Who Made Vivian Maier Famous Can’t Cash in on Her Work<p>Artsy Editorial<p>By Jessica Meiselman<p>On June 30, the executor of Vivian …

The Future of the Photobook

Martin Parr Italy. Lake Garda. Riva del Garda. 1999. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos<p>The photobook has historically been underrated in its contribution …

Street Photography

Exploring the back streets at London Pride 2017

This weekend, Pride took over the streets of London. The annual march, which is now in its 45th year, has become an almost integral part of the LGBT …

LGBTQ

The DIY space that brought hope to Belfast’s 90s youth

The year is 1997. In Ireland, the decades of violent conflict between North and South are finally cooling. Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, …

Belfast

Anders Petersen: Soho Projects

Why Black & White is the goto look for street photographers

Black & White still remains the photographer’s favorite for Street Photographers with very good reasons. Where in other genres, monochrome has become …

Street Photography

Color (Street) Work

I feel relaxed among strangers in a crowd. My guard is down, my mind is open; I observe, and my gut feeling takes me places. I am fully susceptible to my surroundings as the street itself allows me, for just a fraction of a second, to connect with someone else’s story.<p>There is a reason there are no …

Street Photography

How to interact with strangers to get the most out of your street photography

Street photography doesn’t only require photographic skills and capturing the right moment. It also involves interaction with the strangers, which …

Street Photography

Seven decades of classic photography from the Observer

As the world’s oldest Sunday newspaper celebrates its 225th birthday, we bring you a selection of its award-winning photojournalism – from the 1950s to the present

Photojournalism

These intense pictures of Japanese anarchists rioting in the 1960s show chaos in the streets

The Zengukaren protestors were against American influence<p>Picketing, tear gas, riot police—the motifs of political protest are recognizable anywhere. …

Vietnam War

The Stories Behind Some of the World's Most Iconic Photographs

In 1989, <b>Susan Meiselas</b> spent weeks along the United States-Mexico border in California "trying to get a sense of the flow of migrants at that time," …

New Orleans

How a Capa photo of bombed flats in Madrid could help today’s residents

Campaigners seek heritage status for shrapnel-scarred walls, eight decades after civil war raid by Hitler’s forces<p>Number 10 Peironcely Street has seen better days. The fresh white paint that coats a warren of long, narrow patios can’t hide the fact that its walls are crumbling, nor can the cover on …

History

12 Tips For Entering A Street Photography Contest

Having judged a number of street photography contests over the past few years in various countries, I can honestly say the same problems surface again and again in all cultures and across all levels of competence, or seemingly so.<p><b>All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet</b><p>Firstly, the ever-increasing …

Street Photography

The Photographer Who Loves America

NEW YORK—Robert Frank composed his photographic portrait of the country, “The Americans,” like a silent lover who gives attention generously but …

Street Photography

The unseen pictures of the Manic Street Preachers

Tom Sheehan has more insight than most into the career of the Manic Street Preachers, given that over a 10-year period between 1991-2001, he …

Frank Zappa

Interview with me about street photography – from the Siam Street Nerds blog

The following is the English text, with a few modifications, of an interview with me that appeared on the Siam Street Nerds …

Choosing Kit

For years, I used to get angry with people who said, “It really doesn’t matter what camera you use.” I thought, “Well, it’s all very well for you, …

Street Photography

Learning to shoot people

One of the many fascinating truths about all photography, not just street photography, is that it is often possible to assert with absolute truth and …

Carrying cameras on the street

Street photography obviously requires a camera; and the easiest way to get used to carrying your camera on the street is, well, simply to carry it on …

Street Photography

Flat caps and bowler hats: Neil Libbert's bygone Britain – in pictures

For six decades, the celebrated Guardian photojournalist has chronicled everyday British life. Here, he trains his lens on postwar austerity – and flying cats

Street Photography