Magnum solicited questions for Bruce Gilden from Facebook and Twitter then sat down with him at the kitchen table in the Magnum offices in New York to hear his answers. This is the first Ask Magnum interview and Bruce’s answers are candid and a little rambling but definitely worth a listen. Hit the jump to watch the video!
Salvatore Matarazzo is best known for his irreverent flash street photography that uses extreme light and direct contact with his subjects to create an alternate reality that is both compelling and bizzare. His latest project, Darwin Is Street, compares the many people he sees with members of the animal kingdom to explore their similarities as well as their differences. Hit the jump to watch the video/slideshow!
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) marks the unofficial end to summer for many Canadians. The many rides and exhibits attract hundreds of thousands of people every year and it’s a great chance to flex your street photography muscles. But what does it take to shoot a large multi-day event like the CNE? After 6 days of shooting I’ve compiled a series of tips in my Street Photographer’s Guide to the CNE. Hit the jump to read all about it!
The intensity of her look belies the simplicity of the moment as a school girl enjoys a sugary treat on her way to wherever she’s going. Her friends faces echo her tense energy while framing the otherwise simple action to create a moment that steps outside of time. The girl in red’s pointing finger completes the lyrical sense of motion across the frame and the result is a shot that’s street photography gold. Hit the jump for more!
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!
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 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!