For some StreetRepeat themes I get surprised with the amount of variations I find or receive from others. I usually feature extra images in the stories on Instagram but as they disappear after 24 hours, I’ll post them here as well. Enjoy!
Winner of the Istanbul Street Photography Festival Shares the Story Behind this Haunting Image
For this festival I was part of the jury. Over the weekend we went through more than 2000 images and had to narrow it down to a certain amount of finalists. This image was one of the photos that stood out and I’m happy to see it winning the first place in the Singles Category. I was curious about the story behind this photo so I’ve asked the photographer, Max Sturgeon, to tell us more.
‘7th Floor’ by Cosmin Gârleșteanu, in Bucharest
Self-Repeat: Photographers Explain Their Own Repetitions
In the new series called Self-Repeat I focus on self-repetition by individual photographers. It’s something we all come across in the proces of shaping our personal signature in photography. I’ve asked the photographers about two similar images that they took at different points in time, to learn why they recreated the same type of image and what it can tell us about their work in general.
These are some of Brussel Street Photography Festival 2019 finalist images
It’s almost October which means that the Brussels Street Photography Festival is around the corner. The 4th edition of BSPF, taking place October 4-6, is organised by photographer Dani Oshi, and he and the team do an outstanding job exhibiting great work in multiple locations across the city, and putting on talks and discussions with interesting figures from the street and documentary genre.
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?
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.
Featured Theme #5: The Essaouira Cat Mural
This is quite a fascinating theme to me. Not only did many photographers capture the same cat painting in the Moroccan village of Essaouira, they all captured it together with a seagull. It shows how much we are trained to create the same visual connections with different eyes, at different times. I’ve asked the photographers to share the story behind their image.
UPDATED: Street Photography Collectives
Here is an overview of street photography collectives, in random order. The list will be updated regularly. If you have any suggestions, feel free to send them in.