July 1, 2018

The Street Photography Issue

© Gus Powell/Courtesy of Sasha Wolf Projects

© Gus Powell/Courtesy of Sasha Wolf Projects An image from a fashion story for Departures magazine, shot in New York City by street photographer Gus Powell.


From Assistant to Photographer: Katie Levine Launches Her Fashion Career
Studious note-taking while assisting Annie Leibovitz and other photographers, plus a smart Instagram strategy, have paid off for the 26-year-old photographer.
By David Walker

What’s Your Niche?: Alison Langley, Nautical Photographer
Based in Camden, Maine, Langley photographs classic yachts and other wooden boats under construction—and under sail.
By David Walker


What is Street Photography?
We asked veteran photographers what “street photography” means to them.
By Conor Risch, David Walker and Holly Stuart Hughes

Word on The Street
Street photographers on success, methods, motivations and overcoming the fear ofconfrontations.
By Conor Risch, David Walker and Holly Stuart Hughes

The Gear They Carry
Cameras and lenses street photographers bring on their hunt for images.

Street Photography & The Law: Not as Simple as It Looks
An attorney weighs in.
By Mickey H. Osterreicher, Esq.

Turning Street Photography Into Paid Assignments
Three photo editors on how they hire street photographers.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

From The Archive

Outside Looking In, With Respect
Excerpts from interviews with photographers about their efforts to go beyond stereotypical images in portraying communities they cover.


Spotlight: Designing News and Politics
Janet Michaud, the creative director for Politico, talks about the magazine’s use of photography and the importance of design in delivering news both online and in print.
Interview by Holly Stuart Hughes

Gear & Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Beauty, From Bright to Somber
Aileen Son explains how she got two very different fashion looks using tungsten and strobe lighting. 
Interview by Holly Stuart Hughes

Product Reviews
We go hands-on with the Phase One Trichromatic and Skylum Luminar, and share the winners of the 2018 TIPA World Awards for best photography gear.
By Greg Scoblete

Frames Per Second: From Mainland China to Maineland
Shot entirely on DSLRs, the documentary Maineland explores the culture shock of two Chinese teenagers attending a boarding school in Maine.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Gear Roundup: Level Up
16 tripods, stabilizers and gimbals for still and motion work.
By Greg Scoblete


Fitter Happier
Matthieu Gafsou uses the visual language of science and technology to explore Transhumanism, the belief that the human body needs to be enhanced, and can perhaps even be overcome.
By Conor Risch

Carved Hearts
Eirik Johnson’s project “PINE” ruminates on adolescence through large-format photographs of tree carvings and a vinyl record of music inspired by his photographs.
By Dzana Tsomondo

End Frame

The Moment of Recognition: Joel Meyerowitz on Garry Winogrand