In the middle of XX century, a group of photographers such as Walker Evans or Henri-Cartier Bresson, decided to go out to the streets and to portray the hard reality around them. Evans, for example, travelled to the depths of rural America to capture the essence of the poorest families with its unique style that was as elegant as cruel.
Nowadays we can also find photographers turning the streets into their studio and telling to the world what actually happens there. My Modern Met has look up for the best ones and we have choose five of them.
This american photographer is one of the most famous ones and he travel worldwide with his camera capturing the life of streets in the biggest cities. Beside his incredible pictures, we can learn tips about photography in his blog, interesting especially for young photographers and artists.
This English artist is known for his constant use of black&white, his way to reinforce the sincerity of his shots, almost all portraits of homeless people. No smiles, just faces speaking without words.
Vladimir Milivojevich is the Serbian photographer behind Boogie. His work is all about New York life, black&white and suburbs characters.
There’s no moment in Lisbon that Palha doesn’t want to photograph and share on Facebook with all his fans. ”Photography is a very important part of my space… it is to discover, it is to capture giving flow to what the heart feels and sees in a certain moment, it is being in the street, experiencing, understanding, learning and, essentially, practicing the freedom of being, of living, of thinking….” says him.
Arimoto teaches Photography at the Tokyo School of Visual Arts and spends his free time wandering through Tokyo trying to find the perfect photo which explains what define us as humans beings. He also has published a book: ”Tokyo Circulation”.