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10 Things Garry Winogrand Can Teach You About Street Photography

10 Things Garry Winogrand Can Teach You About Street Photography
(Above image: Garry Winogrand, World’s Fair, New York City, 1964. All photographs in this article copyrighted by the estate of Garry Winogrand) Garry Winogrand is one of my favorite street photographers that I have gained much photographic insight and wisdom from. He was in-arguably one of the most prolific street photographers of his time (he shot over 5 million photographs in his career) and one of the most passionate. I never understood a lot of the things that he said about photography like why you should wait a year or two before developing your shots, why photographs don’t tell stories, and how photographers mistake emotion for what makes great photographs. After having done a ton of research on Winogrand and finding out more about his philosophy in photography, I found a treasure chest. If you want to learn more about what you can learn from Garry Winogrand, read on! 1. Garry Winogrand shot a lot of photographs. I have always shot a lot in street photography. 2. 3. 4. 5. As O.C. Related:  TutorialStraatfotografie

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Librairie du Jeu de Paume Photographie, Images The 10 Best Street Photography Blogs on the Web (and more) Although street photography is still very much a niche online, here are the top 10 street photography blogs I regularly follow online. If you feel any other site needs to be added to this list, please leave a comment below! 1. Street Reverb Magazine Street Reverb Magazine was born out of the Hardcore Street Photography Flickr group and regularly hosts street photography interviews, essays, as well features. 2. 85mm Street Blog Thomas Leuthard (85mm) is one of the most passionate street photographers I know and really shares his insights and soul on his blog. 3. Although American Suburb X brands themselves as more of a “photography and culture” magazine, they consistently have photo-essays and interviews with street photographers. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

17 Lessons Walker Evans Has Taught Me About Street Photography I want to write about a photographer that most art and photography students know, but not that many street photographers know (or appreciate) online. That photographer is Walker Evans, one of the most pivotal American photographer from the 20th century. He inspired a league of influential street photographers such as Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus, and even Bruce Gilden. There is a lot that I don’t know about Walker Evans, so I made it a point to learn more about him through doing research for this article. Before I start this article, I want to share this excerpt that Robert Frank said about Evans and his influence on his famous project, “The Americans“: “When I first looked at Walker Evans’ photographs, I thought of something Malraux wrote: ‘To transform destiny into awareness.’ 1. Like many photographers and artists, Evans was always straddling the line between paying his bills and being dead broke. L.K. 2. PAUL CUMMINGS: How did the camera appear? 3. WALKER EVANS: Yes.

ArtRage Tutorials and Resources Why do you need reference images? The picture on the right was drawn without a reference image, except memory and my hand. However, it needs references for the face, the posture, the hand, the arm, the butterflies… if I want to finish it properly. Most of you have never stood with a tiger breathing into your face, watching the whiskers twitch, or felt the tremor of a soft mouse, with its heart jumping in your hand, or watched the sliding light along the side of a thrashing fish…. So what do you do when you need to know how an eye looks from the side, how a hand holds a fish hook, what muscles are where? You can’t do it all, and if you can, you can’t remember it exactly. Many of these things, you can find in real life – some you can draw from, there and then. Your own hand, clenched or twisted or curving. Reference photographs and ArtRage Reference photographs and copyright EVERY picture you find, in a book, in Google Image Search, on art sites – every picture was taken by someone else.

La Photographie Americaine 1958 - 1981, livre photo , Gilles MORA, Seuil On a beau dire, on a beau faire, l’histoire de la photographie américaine est nécessairement liée à deux identités pourtant opposées et contradictoires en premier lieu, la glorification de l’espace des Etats-Unis, vaste territoire naturel à jamais inscrit dans la mémoire collective par le western et en second, l’appropriation de la ville par les médias photographiques, l’urbain comme sujet de prédilection des créateurs qui vont analyser l’ « american way of life », celui qui imprègne aussi d’une certaine manière notre culture occidentale. Pour pénétrer ce très intéressant ouvrage, on fera donc des petits sauts entre les dates et les auteurs pour tenter de résumer une période très riche et très variée en créations photographiques, l’image restant dans les années 1960 le véhicule principal de la communication de la réalité sociale à travers les journaux et la presse en général avant de céder la place à la télévision.

10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography In preparation for my upcoming street photography workshops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago I have been doing quite a bit of research into Henri Cartier-Bresson, the Godfather of street photography. LA-based Bo Lorentzen even lent me a copy of a documentary on HCB himself, which was quite insightful about his approach to street photography (as well as footage of him shooting on the streets of Paris). Although my current approach in street photography is more like Bruce Gilden and less of Henri Cartier-Bresson, HCB influenced much of my earlier work and I still deeply respect his photography and philosophies. I hope you are able to enjoy these things I believe you can learn from Henri Cartier-Bresson about street photography. 1. If you look at the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, he applied geometry to his images poetically. Don’t only see the world as it is, look for shapes and geometry that occur naturally as well. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Books by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Vier opdrachten om kennis te maken met straatfotografie | Nieuws Published on mei 4th, 2014 | by Wouter Missiaen Als lesgever aan het CVO Sint-Godelieve te Brugge gaf ik mijn cursisten enkele weken terug de opdracht om mensen op straat te fotograferen. Wel met een extra insteek: de cursisten moesten de mensen aanspreken, zichzelf voorstellen als student fotografie en vragen of ze een portret van ze mochten maken. Geen enkele van de cursisten zag die opdracht zitten, omdat ze wildvreemden moesten aanspreken. De week erna kregen ze dezelfde opdracht om mensen te fotograferen, maar deze keer mochten ze niemand aan spreken, gewoon ongemerkt foto’s maken. Nog een week erna, weer dezelfde opdracht, maar deze keer mochten ze kiezen; mensen aanspreken of niet. Tot slot was de opdracht vorige week om interactie tussen mensen onderling te fotograferen, twee of meerdere mensen fotograferen die op een bepaalde manier contact hebben met elkaar. Omdat we sociale wezens zijn, spreekt menselijke interactie ons heel erg aan. About the Author

Artrage Home Lee Friedlander, exposition photo par Lee FRIEDLANDER, Jeu de Paume - site Concorde Comme Walker Evans et Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander capte l’ordinaire de la ville et du quotidien américains, les devantures des magasins, les annonces publicitaires, la télévision, les voitures, la vie urbaine dans son ensemble. L’influence pop, les facéties spontanées et les innovations formelles marquent ses débuts de photographe dans les années 1950 et caractériseront toujours son travail. Toutefois, à l’orée des années 1970, sa sensibilité, son style et ses sujets s’élargissent. Un flot continu d’observations nourrit ses photographies d’où se dégagent charme et lyrisme. À l’affût des variations subtiles des formes et de la lumière, il produit des images urbaines richement descriptives, révélant l’énergie incontrôlable de la ville et dévoilant le pouvoir de la photographie à transformer ce qui est donné à voir. Cette exposition présente 477 photographies noir et blanc, 6 photographies en couleur et un ensemble de livres et portfolios réalisés par Lee Friedlander. Les années 60

10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know (Above image by Garry Winogrand) If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street photographers who came before us and paved the way for the rest of us. Not only that, but reading the quotes and words by these influential street photographers is a great way to train your mind to take better photos as well. 1. This was one of the first quotes that hugely influenced my street photography. However don’t mistake this quote for getting close simply for the sake of getting close. 2. When you are out shooting and you felt that you got a “keeper” it is easy to run home, post-process the image, and upload it to the internet for the rest of the world to see. Nowadays I try to wait either a few days or a week before deciding whether my photo is a “keeper” or not. 3. Street photography is all about telling stories, and also a mode of self-expression. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.