What Has Happened to Street Photography?

I was thinking about influencers and how that's a word that never used to exist. In a world with social media, the goal of attracting large numbers of followers and becoming popular to become "Insta-famous," what have we done to art? Wasn't there always influence from major players like John Szarkowski at MoMA, and plenty... Continue Reading →

Street Photography Awards Are Only For Weirdo Photographs

I've noticed what wins street photography contests: Weirdo photos. Oddball pictures. Have you seen this? The photos at the right are the 2018 winners in StreetFoto. To my eye, none of them look like the classics by Garry Winogrand or Henri Cartier-Bresson, who I'm betting are masters that these street photographers look up to. The... Continue Reading →

Nikon vs. Leica

I am both a Nikon and Leica shooter.  I shoot film and digital with both brands and the other day I sat down at my Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter--that's where I do my best thinking on paper--and I wrote out what each camera type is good for. For shooting street photography, Leica may be classic,... Continue Reading →

Documenting Life’s Moments AKA Stories

I'm a journalist with a camera.  Or a storyteller with a camera.  I've come to realize photojournalism defines me.  My photography.  My approach to seeing the world. I was listening to a podcast with a street photographer and she said she documents what makes her think of her childhood.  Another photographer said they are drawn... Continue Reading →

Street Photographer Database

I wanted to gather all U.S. photographers who shoot street photographs, to collect their information into one place.  So, I have at StreetPhotoDB.com. It's divided up by state, so add your work with the submit button in the menu.  And check out the other photographers.  It's brand new, so not a lot on there yet,... Continue Reading →

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