Magnum photographer Martin Parr is best known for capturing the quirks of British life with his trademark humor and wit. So he might be the last person you’d expect to shoot the Republican National Convention! But his outsider status gives him a unique perspective to document the American political process and the people that power it. Hit the jump to see the pics!
There’s been a lot of news from this year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland but how much do we know about the city itself? Alex Webb spent a week in The Rust Belt City to find out what makes the city tick and, as usual, his work is both revealing and inspiring. Hit the jump for more!
Why would anyone want to take pictures on the street? This question is answered by some of the top names in street photography in Cheryl Dunn’s fantastic street photography documentary, Everybody Street. It’s the one movie every street photographer should see and it’s now streaming on Netflix so you what are you waiting for? Hit the jump for all the details!
The highly anticipated Fuji XT-2 uses the same 24MP APS-C sensor as the X-Pro 2 but ups the ante with improved autofocus, a 3-way tilting LCD and 4K video recording. This looks like a great little camera that’s bound to find its way into the hands of many street shooters but Fuji had a couple of other announcements that also caught my attention. Hit the jump for all the details!
Matt Stuart is one of the most prolific and well-respected street photographers out there and he’s taken the first step to becoming a full member of Magnum. The grandaddy of all photo agencies accepted Matt as a nominee at their 69th annual general meeting on June 23-26, 2016. Hit the jump for all the details!
It seems that every shot has already been taken so how do you avoid the clichés and make unique images that are yours alone? Here’s 11 more examples of street photography clichés that prove a good photographer can rise above the cliché to create truly interesting images. Hit the jump to see them all!
Cameras come and go but when I bought a Leica M 240 I finally had a keeper. It was a beautifully crafted instrument with legendary optics that produced stunning images. So when I decided to sell the Leica and buy a Fuji X100T for street photography my friends nearly staged an intervention. But it turns out there were some very good reasons to make the switch. Hit the jump to find out why!
The StreetFoto San Francisco street photography festival was a terrific event and they’ve announced the results of their photo contest. Winners and runners up were selected in 3 categories covering single images, series and mobile street photography. Hit the jump to see all the StreetFoto winners!
The latest Magnum square print sale is now live and it’s a good one! Magnum photographers were asked to select a single image to illustrate their understanding of the decisive moment as popularized by Henri Cartier Bresson. The result is an amazing collection of images from some of the top photographers on the planet and signed prints will only set you back $100 bucks! Hit the jump for more info!
The dispute over the ownership of Vivian Maier’s work took a giant step forward when John Maloof (who owns 90% of her negatives) accepted a deal with Cook County. The deal ostensibly gives Maloof the right to continue producing and marketing Maier’s work but the details have been sealed to protect future negotiations with other parties. Is the final word in the Vivian Maier story? Hit the jump for all the details!