Everbody Street

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I recommend this movie. To me, it exemplifies the power of street work as social commentary and documentary. Time certainly changes how we view images, but what is striking in the movie is how so many photographers had  body of work in mind. Serendipity on the street, of course, but we also make our own luck. It also highlights the …

Boring Street Photography

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During Lockdown, I have given Zoom talks on street photography to both PhotoBath and to the East Sutherland Camera Club. Having updated and extended the presentation, including adding more on ‘gaze’ and ‘ethics’ (especially in the emerging context of Black Lives matter), last Friday I gave a talk to the Frome Wessex Camera Club. I called it ‘Boring Street Photography’ as …