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Saul Leiter review – the quiet genius who made the mundane beautiful

‘I simply looked at the world, not prepared for anything,” Saul Leiter said towards the end of his life. That sense of unhurriedness, coupled with a painterly eye for colour and composition, is palpable in his evocative colour photographs of New York. There is also an attentiveness that speaks of …

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Q&A: Gus Powell on Street Photography as Poetry

Gus Powell, a member of the street photography collective iN-PUBLiC, author of two monographs of street photography and frequent workshop teacher …

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Six photographers who shaped how we see skateboarding

In 1965, <i>Life</i> magazine published a cover of San Diego’s national girls skateboarding champion, Pat McGee doing a handstand on wheels. It was a moment that bought skate photography into public consciousness. Despite it being largely ignored as an art form since then, half a century on, the medium is …

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Photographer Visualizes Hearing Loss as Artistically Blurred Street Photography

Viewing his photos as paintings, Chilean photographer Eduardo Asenjo Matus has a unique technique for capturing the spirit of his environment. Using a neutral density filter, he employs long exposures to focus in on his primary subject, leaving the rest in an artistic blur. The former graphic …

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Photographers on What “Street Photography” Means to Them

There are nearly as many definitions of the term “street photography” as there are photographers who make street photographs. Is the genre defined by …

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The Best Street Photography Blogs to Follow

My favorite street photography blogs: 1. Streetshootr.com Street photography news, camera reviews, and fun from my buddy KARL EDWARDS. 2. Josh White …

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Decisive Moments: Why One Million Instagram Fans Follow Jason Peterson’s Black-and-White Photography

Not always, but often enough, Jason Peterson’s photography is a waiting game. Until it isn’t.<p>First comes recognition of the graphic strength of the …

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Tod Papageorge by Richard B. Woodward

Tod Papageorge, <i>Central Park</i>, 1990, from <i>Passing Through Eden</i> (Steidl, 2007), 6 × 7 cm camera. All images courtesy of the artist and Pace/Macgill …

Weegee the Famous, the Voyeur and Exhibitionist

The street photographer turned gritty, grisly New York scenes into art.<p>Photography, at its mid-nineteenth-century beginning, muscled in on painting one precinct at a time. Portraiture, of a solemn, straight-on sort, suggested itself immediately. Its hold-still composition, simple and traditional, …

Q & A: Joel Meyerowitz On Being The First Person To Photograph Ground Zero

Joel Meyerowitz grew up in the East Bronx, and rose to prominence as a New York street photographer. Now, he lives in Tuscany, foraging flea markets …

Walking the Streets with Geoff Dyer & Garry Winogrand | by Richard B. Woodward | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

In Geoff Dyer’s first book about photography, <i>The Ongoing Moment</i> (2005), the English critic and novelist looked at images by a group of his favorite …

Be More. PBS.

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Garry Winogrand’s Photographs Contain Entire Novels

Already, by 1960, Garry Winogrand was taking pictures that didn’t make any sense. Even now, we struggle to get a handle on them, but back then, …

Bruce Davidson • Circus

Bruce Davidson Jimmy Armstrong, 'The Dwarf'. Palisades, New Jersey, USA. 1958. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos<p>Bruce Davidson was 24 when he visited …

Take An Online Photography Master Class With Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz, the world renowned street and landscape photographer, has released an online course with Masters of Photography. Masters of …

Intimate Photos of the Ramones During Punk's Early Days

After Danny Fields discovered the Ramones, he spent the next five years managing and photographing the band.<p>Punk rock might not exist if it hadn’t been for Danny Fields. Born in Queens, the legendary music magnate spent the 60s in the East Village, hanging with the likes of Andy Warhol and his …

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“Life Looks Better Through a Viewfinder”—Mentoring and Wisdom from David Alan Harvey

David Alan HarveyThe Magnum photographer speaks about why every emerging photographer needs a mentor, his years shooting for National Geographic, and how he maintains his vision across personal and assigned work.<i>David Alan Harvey wears many hats—as founder and editor of burn magazine, he discovers</i> …

Taking a Walk and Taking Pictures in 1980s New York

Robert Herman’s Kodachromes of 1980s New York City form part of his series of street photography taken from 1978 to 2005. A film student at NYU, …

Vivian Maier: Lost Photographs Of 1950s New York

An unobserved moment. Passover in New York, around 1960. Courtesy the Maloof Collection: Howard Greenberg Galleries Two years before Vivian Maier …

The Benevolent Voyeur • Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt California, USA. 1955. © Elliott Erwitt | Magnum Photos<p>The camera and the window are intrinsically linked. Both are portals to see …

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Arlene Gottfried’s New York, Through the Eyes of Her Brother Gilbert Gottfried

From the nineteen-seventies until her death last August, at the age of sixty-six, the photographer Arlene Gottfried combed New York City’s streets, parks, beaches, subways, and night clubs, in search of the shock of recognition one sometimes finds in perfect strangers. She understood the fractions …

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Lessons in the street philosophy of Garry Winogrand

“I photograph something to find out what it will look like photographed,” American street photographer Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) famously said, …

Amazing Black and White Photos Capture SoCal's Skate, Beach and Punk Scenes From Between the Late 1960s and Early 1980s

Spot is a man of many talents. Besides serving as the album producer and sound engineer for punk bands like the Misfits and Black Flag, the …

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream • Ferdinando Scianna

Ferdinando Scianna Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. USA. 1985. © Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum Photos<p>Sleep is one of the biggest mysteries of …

the photographs of Diane Arbus

According to Anne O'Hehir, curator of the National Gallery of Australia's <i>American Portraits</i>, which opens next week at Heide Museum of Modern Art, …

Free digital art and photography magazines

The web can be a great place to find inspiration in the form of great art and artists but the signal to noise ratio, or the amount of quality …

#OurStreets: Brilliant Street Photography by Cedric Roux

Beautiful urban and architecture shots by <b>Cedric Roux</b>, talented 35-year-old photographer, digital artist and urban explorer currently based in Paris, …

SXSW Winner ‘Garry Winogrand’ Acquired By Greenwich Entertainment

Greenwich Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to <i>Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable</i>, Sasha Waters Freyer’s documentary on …

The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand by Geoff Dyer review – supremo of the 60s sidewalk

A series of discursive essays, inspired by 100 Winogrand images, make for a playful and astute tribute to a hugely influential street photographer<p>Garry Winogrand was an obsessive New Yorker with attitude who, in the 1960s, defined street photography to such a degree that nearly every example of the …

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