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Journal Entry: Sat Oct 17, 2015, 9:44 AM
COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY [1] - Helen Levitt Helen Levitt was born in 1913 in a middle-class family of Russian-Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career in photography at age 18 working in a portrait studio in the Bronx. After seeing the works of French photographer Henri-Cartier Bresson, she was inspired to purchase a 35-mm Leica camera and began to scour the poor neighbourhoods of her native New York for subject matter. About 1938 she took her portfolio to photographer Walker Evans’s studio and started to grow a friendship with him, James Agee, and their friend, the art critic Janice Loeb. (

She was one of the early pioneers of color street photography.

In 1959 and 1960, Levitt received two subsequent Gu
Saul Leiter
or “There is another world, but it is in this one." W.B. Yeats
(December 3, 1923 – November 26, 2013)
“I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege.
That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently.
 I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.”

"Seeing is a neglected enterprise."
Ernst Haas,  an Austrian, was the first  who showed us the power of colour photography. He worked with a 35mm camera (Leica) and primarily on Kodachrome film, showing intense conglomerate of colour and light.
"I see what I think
I see what I feel because I am what I see
If there is nothing to see and I still see it,
That's poetry
If there is something to see and everybody sees it
That's photography."

He also used techniques like shallow depth of field, selective focus, and blurred motion to "create evocative, metaphorical works" He became interested in, as he put it, "transforming an object from what it is to what you want it to be."  

So Haas was hoping to reflect the joy of looking and of human experience

COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY [4] - William Eggleston
William Eggleston (born July 27, 1939) is  a legend of color photography. His life and work are a striking example of the importance of sticking to your own personal style and shooting what you like to shoot.
“Often people ask what I’m photographing.
It’s a hard question to answer. And the best I’ve come up with is, I just say, ‘Life today.'”

“I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two.
 So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else.”



«With a photograph, you are left with the same modes of interpretation as you are with a book.
You ask: 'What do we know about the author and their background? What do I know about the subject?'»

Joel Sternfeld (born June 30, 1944) is a fine-art color photographer noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the United States. He mastered color photography as an art form in the early ’70s when color was still associated with advertising, helping establish color photography as a respected artistic medium.

I guess that a lot of Joel Sternfeld’s work can to fall into the category of “street photography”, also his“urban landscapes”, cause  I don't guess that if a ph

«It’s (photography) me asking myself: ‘How interesting is this medium?
And how interesting can I make it for me? And, by the way, who the fuck am »
«No, not yet [smiling], and time is running out. But I’m getting»

JOEL MEYEROWITZ is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He was born in New York in 1938. He began photographing in 1962. He is a “street photographer” in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, although he now works exclusively in color. As an

Fred Herzog, (Ulrich Herzog,  the name Fred came later, in Canada) brought his first camera in 1950 (20 years old) and began shooting black-and-white pictures in his native Germany.

“One of the most surprising and devastating things to me was meeting after the war was over with my schoolmates and not one of them would talk about their war experiences,” he said. “They only wanted to talk about soccer. That was devastating to me. I just could not believe that this war had already been forgotten by them.”  The collision: Fred Herzog, the Holocaust and me.

He emigrated to Canada in 1952, living briefly


 I am what I photograph. 
we are all photographers now!
Martin Parr is probably the most famous British photographer and photojournalist. His shots, characterized by very contrasty and brighter use of color, tell the story of (bad) taste and behaviour of the English middle class in ' 80. With irony and subtle humour Parr focuses so ruthless about clichés and behaviors that ultimately are part of Western culture.
He was born in England in May of 1952.
In the early 1970s, he studied photography at the Manchester Polytechnic.
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COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY dA [1]: Khuram LawrenceI have not yet concluded the series of articles on "great" street photographers that have preferred or are preferring the color, but with this reflection on the work of Khuram - MARX77 I want to tackle the topic of color with our friends of DeviantART and I hope will be an interesting debate.

Many thanks to Khuram for his time and availability. I invite all of you to visit his exceptional Gallery:

I tried to analyze the use of color in the images of Khuram starting from his B/W  photos. He uses the B/W as a tool to highlight, as in this picture:
The B/W emphasizes the "graphic" choice, 'cause in this case the color probably would have confused it
COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY dA[2]: Alphan YilmazmadenAlphan Yilmazmaden arslanalp is a photographer whom I would call 'theatrical'. His shots are "genuine" representations, but in him I see also a conceptual mind. In short, he is a great street photographer, who blends together various aspects while maintaining his own unique style.


1- I don't ask this question: How does black and white vs. color play into your work? because I have already read your answer (AY
COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY dA[3]: Lukasz K. PalkaLukasz Kazimierz Palka  burningmonk

"Which approach is better? Well, this is a wrong question in the Zen sense.
Neither approach is right or wrong. Instead, the question we have to ask ourselves as photographers is this:
what do I want to photograph, and what story do I want to tell?"

"City Life is a glimpse into what one might experience had one been living in this place (whe
COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY dA[4]: Mary CimettaMary Cimetta
Street photography is a state of mind.

It is a way to look at the ordinary and see the unusual in it,
to look at everyday situations and find a decisive moment in them,
to look at candid happenings and see iconic interactions
between people and their surroundings in them.

My name is Mary. I was born in 1977 in Bologna, where I live
trying to squeeze street photography between family and work.
Or rather the opposite.
Mary is a street photographer in her own particular way.
She's an o

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