Dispelling the Myths of the Street Photography Process with Sean Tucker

There are some really helpful insights to take in from Sean Tucker’s approach to street photography.

One of the most common misconceptions about the world’s best street photographers is that they get perfect snaps with every click of the shutter. That can’t be farther from the truth. To dispel this myth and help us understand what the street photography process is truly like, UK-based Sean Tucker talked about his own experience in his latest YouTube video. If you’re in need of some motivation, we’re sure his insights will do the trick.

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“SUBJECT: CONTACT” Exhibit to Showcase Four Iconic Bruce Davidson Projects

Bruce Davidson fans will get to check out vintage prints and contact sheets from the Magnum photographer’s seminal works from the 1950s to 1960s.

If you’re looking to become inspired by iconic street and documentary photography, make sure not to miss this upcoming Bruce Davidson exhibit at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. Titled SUBJECT: CONTACT, on display will be contact sheets along with vintage prints from Circus, Brooklyn Gang, Time of Change, and East 100th Street — four of the Magnum photographer’s influential projects that explore the most important social, cultural, and political scenes of the 20th century. Davidson is known for establishing an immersive and long-lasting relationship with his subjects; gaining their trust so they can open up to him and his camera. With this, he was able to document their daily lives through a unique perspective.  “I stand to the side respectfully until I am invited in,” Davidson has said. “There is a lot of patience and stillness in the making of a photograph.”

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An Original Contact Sheet of Marilyn Monroe’s Last Sitting is Up for $195,000

Here’s your chance to grab a contact print from the famous Last Sitting by renowned fashion and commercial photographer Bert Stern.

Our latest vintage find may not be a camera or old school photography equipment. Yet, it’s the stuff that many collectors of all things vintage photography would pay a fortune to have. And a fortune is precisely what you’ll need if you want to grab this item: an original contact sheet from the so-called last sitting of Marilyn Monroe for renowned fashion and commercial photographer Bert Stern.

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Contact Sheets Reveal the Story of a 9/11 Recovery Worker

All images by Jennifer Judkins. Used with permission.

Earlier this year, we interviewed photographer Jennifer Judkins who photographed her father in his last days. But Jennifer’s father had a special story: he was one of the people tasked with cleanup around the World Trade Center after 9/11. If you’ve followed the stories of some of the first responders and those who helped clear the debris, you’ve probably heard a lot about some of the conditions and ailments that they’ve come down with. To get the message out about all that happened, Jennifer photographed her father in his ailing condition up until his passing.

The project was done on film; and so to create the project, Jennifer needed to go through her contact sheets. This process was one that she had help with from friends and colleagues.

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