Photographer Interviews

Photographers on What “Street Photography” Means to Them

July 4, 2018

By Conor Risch, David Walker and Holly Stuart Hughes

© Joel Meyerowitz

“New York City, 1965” by Joel Meyerowitz. Meyerowitz says a street photographer “learns their own identity from the way the street produces moments that each photographer responds to in their own way.”

There are nearly as many definitions of the term “street photography” as there are photographers who make street photographs. Is the genre defined by the photographer’s process, or by the subject matter? What distinguishes it from documentary photography? Does a “street” photo have to be a candid shot, and does it even need to show people? We put these and...

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