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 …

Figure & Ground – New Street Agenda, May Challenge

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The New Street Agenda Group on Facebook, started by Knut Skjærven, runs a monthly challenge. For May, it is all about “Figure and Ground“. “You need to capture a street scene where there is a strong and distinct FIGURE, and a distinct and supporting GROUND. If you prefer an other wording for the same, you need to take a picture …