Moving on UP: Meet the two new UP (Un-Public) members

The renowned UP Collective just opened its door for two new members: Melissa O’Shaughnessy and Alison McCauley. Alison and Melissa are the veteran collective’s first new recruits since its reinvention as UP (Un-Public) earlier this year. Russian photographer Igor Mukhin was the last new addition, in May 2018, to the UP family which now counts 25 members among its ranks. Now let’s introduce Alison and Melissa, we’ve made a selection of their work.

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Hungry Seagull: What makes photographers approach this bird in a similar way?

These images of the hungry seagull are strikingly similar. What makes photographers approach a subject in a comparable way? Did they know the other images and what do they think when seeing all three next to each other on StreetRepeat?

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Brighton Beach Alignment: What makes photographers approach this place in a similar way?

These images of Brighton Beach are strikingly similar, each with the pole and the sea aligned. What makes photographers approach a subject in a comparable way? Did they know the other images and what do they think when seeing all three next to each other on Streetrepeat? Read what the three photographers have to say about it.

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Memories from Rome: Italian Street Photo Festival in Photos

The second edition of the Italian Street Photo Festival took place last weekend, and it was once again a successful event. Its organisers succeeded in creating a warm atmosphere, almost as if it was a big family that comes together once a year. We share some memories in photos.

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Winning Images from World Press Photo 2018

The winners of World Press Photo 2018 were announced in Amsterdam this weekend. A lot of the nominated and winning photographers joined the World Press Photo Festival to present their work and exchange views with editors, jurors and others from the industry during panel talks. They passionately discussed important themes such as the ‘politics of representation’ or ‘the impact of a story on an individual’. Here is our selection of the winning images.

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Umberto Verdoliva and ‘The Ongoing Moment’: Same Things Seen by Different Eyes

In photography, and a lot of other art forms, we often encounter the ‘déjà vu’ feeling. Italian photographer Umberto Verdoliva plays with this concept by combining his images with similar photographs, often from well-known photographers from the past, but also by his contemporaries. Verdoliva did not know these images when he was making his own, and by placing them side by side, he demonstrates how much we inspire and influence each other, and how the same things can be seen by different eyes, in different times.

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Skateboard Legs: How do photographers respond to criticism?

These images of people on a moving walkway aligned with a pair of skateboarding legs – all taken at Brussels airport – have been featured widely on curated Instagram accounts. But they have also met with some criticism in the comments; people called it ‘boring’, ‘unoriginal’ and even a ‘marketing trick’. How did these images come into being? Were the photographers aware of other similar photos, and how do they respond to the criticism?

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