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The ecstasy of street photography

“Some feel that street photography robs people’s privacy, but to me the thrill of the hunt felt more like creation than theft” From The Guardian

Street Photography Now Project is a collaboration between The Photographers’ Gallery, London and Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren, authors of Street Photography Now (Thames and Hudson).

Each week from 1 October 2010, a leading contemporary street photographer will issue a new instruction, written to inspire fresh ways of looking at and documenting the world we live in.

Over the following six days, photographers around the world are invited to upload one photograph in response, to a special Flickr Group. After six days the next instruction will be issued. See the Take Part section of this website for more details on how to contribute.

Many people hold the great French photographers, Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau or Ronis as the ideal of street photographers

Willy Ronis

Robert Doisneau

via The ecstasy of street photography | Sarah Bakewell | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

One response to “The ecstasy of street photography

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