Stop Sulking About Terrible Street Photography! Here’s Why It’s Okay

I have previously written about the possibilities of photography being addictive. It’s certainly plausible that street photography is addictive—the hunt, the catch, the shot, the endorphins! It’s the reason so many street photographers go out in search of the rush that comes with “getting the shot.” The reality is, however, you’re not going to get a great shot all the time. And I know many street photographers get disheartened with that. You shouldn’t, and here’s why.

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The City Within: Curating the Photos of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

Sean Corcoran shares what it was like putting together the Museum of the City of New York’s latest exhibit of photographs from Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.

“The exhibition endeavors to create a dialog between the two photographers’ work,” says Sean Corcoran, the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York. Integrating Magnum Photographer Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s images into the same exhibit has been Mr. Corcoran’s latest endeavor. “Hopefully, the visitor will bounce back and forth between the work and see the visual and conceptual connections.” The two photographers are the focus of The City Within–an exhibit which promises to present a more integral look at Brooklyn’s communities not often shown in the glamorous series’ one might find on HBO. Opening on March 11, 2020, the exhibit is undoubtedly a reason to get excited as it presents a side of Brooklyn rarely conveyed in more mainstream channels.

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A Total Noob Photographer’s Introduction to Street Photography

If you’re new to street photography or looking to get started, allow me to introduce you…

You’ve got your camera and you’re eager to get started. After some time considering what kind of photographer you are, and exploring your options, you find yourself curious about street photography. In reality, many photographers end up in this wacky genre because it’s so easy to access: no studio, no lighting (unless you want it) and no dependency on others. You just need a charged camera, some clean SD cards (or rolls of film), and an abundance of creative enthusiasm. Easy, right? Well, not quite…

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The Magnum Photos and Aperture “Great Journeys” Square Print Sale Ends Tomorrow!

Photos by Alex Webb and Mary Ellen Mark courtesy of “Great Journeys” Magnum Photos Square Print Sale with Aperture Foundation

If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on some prints by the world’s most celebrated photographers, now is your chance. Magnum Photos has recently partnered with Aperture Foundation for a “Great Journeys” Square Print Sale, which has over 100 signed prints by the likes of Martin Parr, Alex Webb, and Joel Meyerowitz up for grabs for $100.  But you have to hurry, as they will only be available until tomorrow, November 3rd.
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Magnum Manifesto Will Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Collective

All images in this article are used with permission from ICP.

Next month, the International Center of Photography is teaming up with Magnum Photos for a special exhibition called the Magnum Manifesto. This year, the famed agency has been focusing a whole lot on social change. With this being the agency’s 70th year, they upcoming exhibition at the International Center of Photography is going to feature work from photographers such as Christopher Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen, Henri Cartier- Bresson, Cornell and Robert Capa, Chim, Raymond Depardon, Bieke Depoorter, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Leonard Freed, Paul Fusco, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Burt Glinn, Jim Goldberg, Joseph Koudelka, Sergio Larrain, Susan Meiselas, Wayne Miller, Martin Parr, Marc Riboud, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Eugene W. Smith, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, Dennis Stock, Mikhael Subotzky, and Alex Webb.

More details about the upcoming exhibition are after the jump.

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