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The rise and decline of straight photographyI have only collected information... food for thought...The rise and decline of straight photography by Batsceba
Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions, and other settings. Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society. Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment. Naomi Rosenblum
"Pure photography or straight photography refers to photography that attempts to depict a scene as realistically and objectively as permitted by the medium, renouncing the use of manipulation. The West Coast Photographic Movement is best known for the use of this style.
Founded in 1932, Group f/64 who championed purist photography, had this to say:
Monthly Street Challenge - FebruaryIn 2014 The-Yard-Collective launches Monthly Street Challenge with a new theme each month.
The February theme is: SINS.
Consider the theme from all aspects. What is it? What does it mean? What could it be? What could it become through your mind and eyes? How could you interpret it perhaps in a new way? Is there a side of it we have not yet seen? Is it too obvious in itself? Is it possible to twist it and turn it and make it something else, something new and inspiring? These are the kind of thoughts that should be going through your head every time a new theme is being announced.
Just to get your thought process going, let's remind ourselves which are the seven deadly sins; lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy & pride. That list alone should be a fountain of inspiration for a street photographer!
Submit your Challenge photographs into The-Yard-Collective Favourites: ‘FEBRUARY Challenge’ folder. The Challenge folder will be open for
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