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Street Photography Festival kicks off in London

Author: Diane Smyth at BJP

“Once synonymous with strip clubs, Shoreditch has become one of London’s most popular nightspots, attracting both locals and cultural tourists dipping into the scene for the night. Dougie Wallace has been photographing the area for a decade, capturing a wide gamut that runs from rampant exhibitionism to furtive drug taking. “I just always had a camera with me and started taking photos on my nights out,” he says. “I’ve always been a participant, not a voyeur, so I’ve never had any problems photographing anyone.”

 “Shoreditch nightlife is on show thanks to Dougie Wallace, as well as work from Poland, France and images from the past in a festival of the streets being held in London.

Wallace’s exhibition is on show at The Camp on City Road from 07-17 July, but the London Street Photography Festival officially opens on 30 June, with 12 exhibitions gathered together under the festival umbrella.”
© Dougie Wallace.

Five years in Afghanistan

Canadian photographer Louie Palu has been photographing the conflict in Afghanistan for the past five years. During that time his work from the frontlilne has been widely published and has won him numerous awards, including Canadian photojournalist of the year. Now, however, his focus is shifting to editing the work into a comprehensive record of the country’s latest conflict, and with that comes a chance to see his pictures of a quieter Afghanistan.

Louie made his first trip to Kandahar in 2006 while on assignment for The Globe and Mail, a national newspaper in Canada, and since then has undertaken five additional trips working independently between 2007 and 2010, in total spending approximately 18 months in the field. Full article….

Louie’s website has more wonderful images so if you like what you see go and have a look there as well as at the BBC article.

The Remarkable Colours of Morocco

Morocco is one of those dream travel destinations for photographers where it seems it’s almost impossible to take a bad photograph. There seems to be no shortage of interesting subjects and the colours shown by photos like these are amazing. So use this collection as inspiration to one day practice your photography in this beautiful country. Gallery here