Budapest Streets – Colour or B&W?

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That age-old question – colour or black & white? Leica shooters are tagged with so often being monochrome, especially on the streets. And, yes, that does bring out the forms, the action and the story. But does it “cheat” on the context? Rarely is a busy street scene simple, and there is of course an art to framing the real focus of …


Exploitation, or driving social awareness in Street Photography?

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I wrote a Facebook post in February, expressing some disquiet about exploitative street photography. Street photography is legal in most public spaces in most countries, and is enjoying enormous popularity. Yet at what point does photography veer from story telling and  observation, reportage and documentation, possibly with a view to raising social awareness of issues – and at what point does it move into …