Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Street Photography NOW!

As you probably know if you read this blog, I love street photography. I love the feeling that is evoked when I stare at a photograph and feel like I am peering into a seemingly inconsequential moment in someone else's time. Poignant enough that someone behind a camera felt compelled to capture it but inconsequential because the instant is always fleeting and would have been forgotten forever if not recorded.

As you also probably know if you read this blog, I am a die hard follower of
Flak Photo - the daily photography website produced by Andy Adamas that highlights and celebrates, among many other things new series work, books and gallery exhibitions. It's really an awesome site and just a great resource to for learning about cool projects and photography, in general.

Photo © Carolyn Drake - Flak Photo
Chisinau, Moldova, 2006 — featured in
Street Photography Now
Photo © Carolyn Drake

Yesterday Flak Photo announced its partnership with Food For Your Eyes and Thames & Hudson to feature work from 20 artists included in Street Photography Now, a new collection of contemporary street photography from around the globe. The feature will run weekdays from now until December 10, 2010 and you just cannot miss it!

Here's what Flak Photo says...you have to check this out!

Street Photography Now

Street Photography Now|Edited by Sophie Howarth & Stephen McLaren

“I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that street photography has experienced a resurgence during the Internet age. When people first get hooked on photography and realize they want to move beyond casual snapshots of their friends, or random photos from their life, they most often hit the street.” — Street Reverb Magazine (via
Flak Photo)

"In candid moments captured in split seconds, from parks and beaches to streets and shopping malls, street photographers reveal the humor and drama of the everyday. Street Photography Now presents the current state of the genre in the world: the great masters, the emerging photographers, the new directions.

This fall Flak Photo highlights the diverse talents and perspectives of 20 of these photographers including images from Alex Webb, Andrew Z. Glickman, Bang Byoung-Sang, Carolyn Drake, David Gibson, Frederic Lezmi, George Georgiou, Gus Powell, Jeff Mermelstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Matt Stuart, Nick Turpin, Nils Jorgensen, Osamu Kanemura, Paul Russell, Polly Braden, Stephen McLaren, Thierry Girard, Trent Parke and Ying Tang." (via Flak Photo)

Street Photography Now presents 46 contemporary image-makers noted for their candid depictions of everyday life in our streets. Included are Magnum masters such as Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr and Alex Webb, along with an international cast of emerging photographers whose biographies illuminate the stories behind their pictures of New York, Tokyo, Delhi or Dakar. And the book includes a select bibliography and a resource section for aspiring street photographers. (via Street Photography Now)

You can read about the book on the Street Photography Now website and sign up for daily emails.

Images via Thames and Hudson and Flak Photo.

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