What is 'Street' Photography?

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What is 'Street' Photography?
6 months ago

I live in Africa in a small village and with a mere track through the center of town I have come to wonder what we mean by street photography. If I lived in New York or London and walked down the middle of the city and create photos of the people and activities I witness it is street photography. However, if I walk through the street of my town and shoot an image of a warrior leaning against a tree it is travel photography! Is he not just a young man in town?

Is our definition of street photography not excluding the majority (developing) world and biased in favor of the 'hip', urban, and 'western'?

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