This is a list of notable street photographers. Street photography is photography conducted for art or enquiry that presents unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places. Street photography does not need the backdrop of a street or even an urban environment. Though people are usually present, street photography may lack people and can be of an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.
With the recent publication of Walking London 1965-1988 (Café Royal Books), Benton-Harris looks back at three decades of street photography and street portraiture.
A fast eye, a quick mind and a speedy shutter are essentials for a good street photographer, a breed of picture taker with which Vivian Cherry proudly identifies.
Ms. Cherry’s curiosity about people’s lives, inspired by the artistry of photographers like Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt and Paul Strand, brought her to the city’s streets to take finely observed pictures of immigrants, street vendors, bocce players, construction workers, fruit auctioneers, farriers shoeing Central Park carriage horses, and children watching in amazement as an airplane flew overhead.
When Eamonn Doyle self-published his debut, i, last year, Martin Parr declared it “the best street photobook in a decade.”
He became fascinated with photography at the age of nine and, in his teens, signed up for a $6 course at the Photo League and began roaming the streets of New York with his camera
Neil Kenlock and Armet Francis were two radical figures, who took their cameras onto the streets of North Kensington as part of a wider commitment to documenting the lives of African-Caribbean people across London and beyond.
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Dave Heath turned moments of solitude into moments of connection and common humanity in his street photography
. . . his poetic images of people glimpsed in streets and public parks
Much of the work on display qualifies as what we now call street photography ... Herzog's street photographs are among the show's surprises, not just because he was shooting in colour way back in the 1950s, but because of the range of his palette.
Herzog, does not claim to be the first color street photographer—for that honor, he cites his contemporary, the more lyrical New York street photographer Saul Leiter—but he was certainly among the first to produce a large volume of color images of this type.
in his free time he’s a flâneur, shooting on the street with free reign to react to what he sees and record it as he feels
Chinese photographer Feng Li is known for his hawk-eyed street photography.
He made his name as a street photographer in New York, characteristically up close and personal with faces in a crowd.
He’s the guy with a camera, a wry sensibility and a measure of both luck and patience; a San Francisco-based street photographer of Scottish extraction whose work feels like a field guide to how normal things can be really odd, contradictory — and visually rich.
He funded his street photography with various office jobs and by working as a technician. . . .
More recently, country shows have been the hunting ground of street photographer Paul Russell whose eye for a humorous moment is as keen as any you will find.
Semetko specializes in candid street photography, capturing on-the-fly observations in a series called Unposed. . . .
The great thing about street photography is that all you have to do is step out of your front door with camera in hand and you are up and running. . . . One of the best is Nick Turpin. . . .
Working in the parks, on the streets and at the beaches, he catches his subjects often unawares and usually ignored by everyone else around them. ... Wolff's pictures are typical of the kind of street photography that a whole generation of young photographers has taken to with a passion and abandon that are not encouraging. These photographers are descendents, via Robert Frank, of such grand progenitors as Kertesz and Cartier‐Bresson.