Briefly, on my favourite genre: street photography, to highlight both the beauty and the challenges of this very special photographic expression. Check below for videos, e-books and recommended links.
Street Photography: Documenting the Human Condition, by Chris Weeks
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Pen, Brush and Camera is an excellent overview of the great photographer’s life and work. Directed and narrated by Patricia Wheatley, the film was produced for the BBC in 1998, the year four major exhibitions were held in London to celebrate Cartier-Bresson’s 90th birthday. The film traces the photographer’s extraordinary life, from his early training as a painter and his infatuation with Surrealism to his later work as a globe-trotting photojournalist and his decision, after 40 years of work in the medium, to give up photography and dedicate the last decades of his life to drawing. The film includes rare footage of Cartier-Bresson at work, along with interviews by Magnum photographer Eve Arnold and others. Best of all, Wheatley was able to film extensive interviews with the notoriously shy photographer, both in London and in his apartment overlooking the Tuileries Gardens in Paris.
E-BOOKS for download
Street Photography – for the Purist, by Chris Weeks
Chris Weeks is a professional photographer living and working in Los Angeles. He is the father to the most beautiful and fascinating daughter in the world. He wishes he had more time to cook and drink Burgundy and Bordeaux.
Collecting souls…, by Thomas Leuthard
Going Candid… An unorthodox approach to Street Photography, by Thomas Leuthard
My name is Thomas Leuthard and I’m a Street Photographer from Switzerland. I travel around the World to document the ordinary life on the street.
Some COOL LINKS to street photo sites
Severin Koller – Austrian street photographer
Chris Weeks – US street photographer
Eric Kim – US street photographer
Siegfried Hansen – German street photography
London (Street) Photography Festival – International photography festival taking place in the boroughs of Camden, Islington & Hackney with a focus in King’s Cross
In Public – The home of street photography.
Street bounty – a blog by Sebastian Jacobitz. Training and books. Great stuff
Tatsuo Suzuki – Japonese street photographer