What is 'Street' Photography?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Grantsmind New Member • Posts: 7
Re: What is 'Street' Photography?

Digirame wrote:

I like Wikipedia's definition of street photography which describes it something like taking pictures of people in a public place, usually with them in a candid situations. Sometimes people can be absent in the photos, but the environment that was created by people must be present. Street photography doesn't have to be taken on a street or even in a city.

Let's see your street photos from Africa. I just read that you are from Nairobi, Kenya. I often show mine from rural areas and many times people are not on a street.

Thanks, I found this very helpful.

I want to make it plain that my aim is not to be cause an argument or offend as much as for me (and hopefully others in similar situations) to  get a clearer understanding of what street photography means in my unusual context or whether a better descriptive term should be applied.

(I guess I am really trying to understand my role as a photographer in a rapidly changing and vanishing culture not my own. How can I use my photography as a tool to build up and encourage those around me? )

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