‘Street Photography Now Project’

The ‘Street Photography Now Project’ is a collaboration between The Photographers’ Gallery, London and Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren, authors of Street Photography Now (Thames and Hudson). Each week from 1 October 2010, a leading contemporary street photographer will issue a new instruction, written to inspire fresh ways of looking at and documenting the world we live in. Over the following six days, photographers around the world are invited to upload one photograph in response, to a special Flickr Group. After six days the next instruction will be issued. See the Take Part section of the website for more details on how to contribute. The Project will run for 52 weeks, and you can join in at any time. The aim is to build a global community of photographers exploring the rewards and challenges of documenting public life. All photographers, including those who contribute to the Instructions, will be encouraged to comment and respond to the images posted to the Flickr groups. I have been taking part and you can see my entries here.

The White Robe

Its good fun to be responding to these little briefs. Some of the feedback is helpful – if you can trawl through the ‘Nice Pic!’ and ‘Great Capture!’ comments. Anyone fancy a go? I would be interested in seeing the results.

"Look for a window. Through a window, out of a window, or at the reflections on a window." - Arif Asci
"Photograph where you're not comfortable, feel threatened or morally on the wrong side"

“Wait for rain, it makes shooting on the street easier and more interesting” Martin Parr
"Photograph like an assassin; suddenly and silently" - Osamu Kanemura
"Wander aimlessly most of the time" - Melanie Einzig

2 Replies to “‘Street Photography Now Project’”

  1. Nice photos, I especially like the one of the bald man with the beads of sweat on his forehead, nice detail. Also the one of the people walking on the street corner with the advertisements in the background. Street photography’s great!

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