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Street Photography

domingo, 21 de agosto de 2011
When I was in London few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit an exhibition of Street Photography in the Museum of London (

Street photography can be define as a type of photography that capture the subjects in candid situations in public places: streets, parks, malls... it is not about the kind of "tourist" pictures, is about capturing the people in daily, ordinary situations in regular places

It can sound like a bit boring way of photography, even I was not sure I would like it before I went to the exhibition, but the introductory video changed my mind, this kind of photography is quite old, since the first cameras were invented people felt the need of going to the street and capture that regular moments.
If we think about it, centuries ago the painting were letting some kind of documentation of regular, ordinary situations, but that kind of painting is not in use anymore, so the way that we have to let our print in the history, the way that people will see in some centuries how we are living is from the pictures, and that is the most important aspect of street photography, it could be the way how the future generations would be able to see how was the life in the XX and XXI centuries.

And as images speak loudly than words I want to add few examples of street photography:
Eugene Autget 1920

Helen Levitt 1940

Helen Levitt 1942

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