The Q gets the Bee …

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Just got back from a wonderful 3 week road trip through France, Holland and Belgium. Lots of fun and a great chance to try out the new Leica Q. Loving it – see my earlier notes. However, I am now going through the images, and came across this one. It’s taken in Périgueux. When I shot it, I was looking …

Exploitation, or driving social awareness in Street Photography?

mickyates B&W, France, Leica, Leica Meet, Lightroom, Paris, Photography, Silver Efex Pro, Social development, Street photography, Travel Leave a Comment

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 …