Street Photography


It is by no means a comprehensive list, and so I welcome the mention of any others I have missed out, but I have relentlessly searched for striking photographers. Photographers with a unique style, who put together interesting series that strike sparks inside my mind. I yearn to be moved, dazzled, wowed, and so over time I have bookmarked these in the hope to share them with others, to give people some of the delight I have found with the following list of photographers at the forefront of this art form today (with just a couple of older photographers slipped inside the list).  

1.   Christophe Agou

2.   Nick Ballon

3.   Jeff Bark

4.   Celine Clanet

5.   Dyland Collard

6.   Charlie Crane

7.   Doug Dubois

8.   Max Farago

9.   Vincent Fournier

10. Daniel George

11. Jim Goldberg

12. Yulia Gorodinski

13. Yann Gross

14. Adrienne Grunwald

15. Mattias Heiderich

16. Nadav Kander

17. Henrik Knudsen

18. Kalpesh Lathigra

19. Vivian Maier

20. Edgar Martins

21. Kiran Master

22. Michel Mazzoni

23. Nick Meek

24. Zed Nelson

25. Anders Petersen

26. Alex Prager

27. Richard Rowland

28. Denis Rouvre

29. Stefan Ruiz

30. David Ryle

31. Viviane Sassen

32. Lina Scheynius

33. Steffen Schragle

34. Aaron Schuman

35. Shaw and Shaw

36. Mike Sinclair

37. Alec Soth

38. David Stewart

39. Larry Sultan

40. Phil Toledano

41. Massimo Vitali


Vivian Maier, she seemed the ultimate outsider (one of the watermarks of a great artist), moving on the outskirts, aware of all the kinks and queerness of society, rapt with awareness. There is a subtle feel of Cartier-Bresson in her pictures, though they are quintessentially American, as seen through the eyes of one who has lived in Europe in their formative years. I get the feel of her as a kind of zoologist; studying, observing, documenting people in their unnatural environments. She stood on the outside, looking in, with few friends and few people who knew this intensely private person. And yet she had an eye for those brief moments of beauty, of the extraordinary and of humor, which can burst out before one, like a firework, in the most brilliant of ways.

Between these pictures are some of the most interesting self-portraits I have seen - her reflection in a mirror, or her self caught in a shop window, leaving a fleeting imprint on the reality around her, the outline of her being photographed as her real self seems hidden, behind a mask, alone.

Photography seemed her life, her everything, as she left over one hundred thousand negatives behind, most of which are still being processed and scanned. I cannot recommend the photography of Vivian Maier enough, as she left us the chance to gaze into an enthralling world of yesteryear.