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Did Hungary Just Outlaw Street Photography?

Tue March 18, 2014

From 15 March, the expanded law on consent now includes the taking of photographs and their publication. Hungary’s photographers call the new civil law vague and obstructive, and that it is tantamount of outlawing taking pictures without the permission of everyone who is identifiable in the photograph and who are not waving in protest, nor trying to hide or run out of shot. Suspicion is that it will also make it impossible to photograph police without first obtaining their permission.

Read the article at: theguardian.

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Life on the Grid Exhibit: 100 Years of Toronto Street Photography

Wed September 4, 2013

The City of Toronto Archives is inviting everyone to “a free exhibit that brings together photos documenting 100 years of life in Toronto, from the level of the street. Toronto landmarks like the St. Lawrence Market, Yonge Street and Kensington Market look at once recognizable, and yet totally different.”

Photos displayed are sourced from some of their most popular 20th century collections as well as new, rarely-seen collections.

With images ranging from the accidental to the deliberate, this exhibit highlights the wide variety of street photography in the holdings of the City of Toronto Archives.

WHERE:
City of Toronto Archives
255 Spadina Road (Spadina Road and Dupont Street)
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2V3
Research Hall: 416-397-0778

WHEN:
Opens June 27, 2013 continues to May 2014
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Saturdays: from October 19, 2013 – April 12, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

flickr.com/photos/torontohistory
toronto.ca/archives

Read more info about the exhibit at: toronto.ca.


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Scotiabank CONTACT 2012 Explores Street Photography

Fri April 27, 2012

CONTACT is an annual festival of photography in Toronto, during the month of May, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at almost 200 venues. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 16 years ago, and now a charitable organization, the festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.

For more information, visit CONTACT 2012 PUBLIC

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Should Street Photography Be Outlawed?

Thu December 29, 2011

David Saxe has an interesting article over at BlackStar on whether Street Photography should be protected for the photographer as a right to photograph people in public places — or whether it is “rude and offensive to photograph a subject when they are unaware and without permission. [...] I even get the impression that they would like laws passed to enforce this notion.

In this social age where privacy is being trampled right and left, we understand the desire to protect our privacy, but banning or outlawing street photography is not the way to go. David Saxe explores what a world without street photography would be like.

Read the article at: BlackStar.


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In Your Face Street Photography With A Film Camera

Mon August 29, 2011


From norunorunotoji

Street photography may be the hardest type of photography to do since most of us are reticent to take pictures of strangers doing, well, things interesting enough to photograph. When we look at early works, we find that good street photographs capture what it was like back then.

In this video, the photographer simply keeps his eye to the camera and shoots away. He also is using a film camera, perhaps one of the medium-format Fujifilm 6×6 rangefinder. This in-your-face method works best in areas where photography is not yet frowned upon. In our modern cities, you may need to be a bit more subtle in going undetected by your quarries.

3 observations:

  • Not sure why the [beautiful] theme music for the Good, The Bad & The Ugly plays in the video.
  • I have also never seen a jacket with a hood long enough to fold over your eyes, acting as an eye shade.
  • Contrary to what one may think, apparently 120 Roll films are still abundantly available in some parts of the world. Go figure.

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Daniele Barraco’s Milano Street Photography

Sat August 6, 2011


From VICTORbyHasselblad

Italian photographer Daniele Barraco approaches his street photography differently here. Instead of going after his subjects, he sets up shop and invites people off the street to pose for a more or less formal portrait. The results are great!

via Island Bay Photography

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Practical Street Photography Tips From 3 Pros

Fri July 22, 2011

Different photographers do it differently and the reaction they get from the subjects being photographed vary also. Street photography can be downright scary the first time you venture out to do it, but there are tried and proven strategies that work.

Three pros of street photography — David Solomons, Matt Stuart, and Nick Turpin — share their secrets and tips with us over at PhotoRadar.

Read the article at: PhotoRadar.

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Videos

Street Photography Thru A Leica M9

Mon July 11, 2011


From erickimphotography

Street photography ain’t easy, to say the least, especially if you are shy around strangers. Do you ask for permission or do you just shoot sureptitiously and quickly move on? I’ve done mostly the latter but when I see an owner and his/her dog, I usually stop, smile and ask for the permission to shoot the dog or both. People are so proud of their pooch that they always say, Yes. And, don’t forget to always smile a thank you at them.

In this video, Eric Kim shoots the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica with the Leica M9 and the 35mm f/1.4 Summilux. And he attaches his cellphone to the viewfinder to give us a thru the Leica M9 viewfinder point of view.

View Eric Kim’s Leica M9 Street Photography.

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Street Photography Redefined

Sun July 3, 2011

Mention street photography and you see in your mind photographers sureptitiously snapping pictures of unsuspecting folks. But the photography of Jana & JS depict photographers painted on various street corners and buildings photographing people.

Visit our Featured Site: janaundjs.


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Vivian Maier, Street Photographer

Sat May 21, 2011

Trailer: Finding Vivian Maier from John Maloof on Vimeo.

We covered Vivian Maier back in January and back then there were still hundreds of her B&W and color negatives still to be developed and printed. Some are calling her one of America’s greatest unknown street photographers. View the Vivian Maier Street Photography and decide for yourself.

Read more about Vivian Maier at Mother Jones: here and here.

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Street Photography of Strangers

Wed April 20, 2011

In a way, street photography is all about catching strangers unawares in daily acts. Ideally, they should not know we are photographing them since they usually change their behavior when they know a camera is pointed at them.

However, Dariusz Majgier takes a totally different tact. He actually asks for their permission and snaps a photo in all of 5 short seconds, a sort of “guerilla photography.” You’d be surprised how many people will acquiese simply because they are flattered — and don’t have enough time to really think about it and say no. It’s a good idea to snap the picture, thank them with a nod of the head and a smile and quickly walk away before they change their mind.

Wandering among the streets I meet a lot of interesting people. For me, it does not matter how old they are; their status, origins, skin color or religion are of no importance to me. I want to remember them forever just as they are when I meet them. Often it is the only occasion in life to talk for a moment and hand in my card. Maybe one day I ask you as well to have a photosession.

Visit our Featured Site: Street Photography of Stragers.


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Joel Meyerowitz, Street Photographer

Thu March 10, 2011

“The photographer was a guy named Robert Frank…” from Olivier Laurent on Vimeo.

In this video, award-winning photographer Joel Meyerowitz talks about working for Robert Frank and taking his own first steps as a street photographer. The sound is, unfortunately, not the best.

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