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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How Street Photographers Gain an Audience on Instagram: Merel Schoneveld (22,3k followers)

In this Instagram series we dig into the world of likes and followers. Photographers with a larger following describe their Insta beginnings, the importance of their audience and more. This week it’s time for Merel Schoneveld, who has been shooting street for just two years.

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Eyewitness in Brussels exhibition opening, winner and honorable mentions

Last Friday the ‘Eyewitness in Brussels’ exhibition opened in the Jewish Museum of Belgium, showing 30 images by 21 finalists. Photographers were asked to submit work relating to diversity in Brussels, inequality, and the social, cultural and economic relations between different groups. This is also connected to the retrospective exhibition of Magnum’s Leonard Freed, running from October 2018 until March 2019.

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