I don't get street photography. Please explain

Started May 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
richardplondon Forum Pro • Posts: 10,797
Re: I watched it

Perhaps what makes something "street" photography is not the subject, but the self-assigned role or motivation or attitude within which the photographer has worked. Or, it may be something to do with who is the consumer of the photo - what kind of appreciation or judgement is it destined for.

Similarly, a candid photo of some people and vehicles in a city street might be classified as "street photography", or "tourist snapshot", "journalism", an anti-crime measure, a technical test of the equipment, or whatever - not because of which particular items are in front of the lens, but because of the circumstances around, and the purpose of, taking a picture of those items.


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