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.
The Miami Street Photography Festival has announced its winners earlier this month. I also took a look at the finalist images and I’ve made a selection here with some words about why I like these pictures.
100streetphotographsforpesaro is an initiative by photographer Alessandro Rocchi and the municipality of Pesaro in Northern Italy. Photographers can donate a print for 100 euro, raising money for the Marche Nord hospital in Pesaro.
As most of us are probably at our homes a lot these days, I’d like to share some photography-related videos with you. It’s tempting to constantly follow all the updates about the new coronavirus, though it can also bring you down. Apart from being well-informed and respecting advice and regulations about social distancing / staying at home, of course. Here are some videos that inspired me. The list will be updated and if you have any recommendations don’t hesitate to get in touch in the comments.
Meet Peter de Krom, a Dutch documentary photographer who decided it was time for a change and is undertaking a new profession redeveloping German bunkers from the Second World War. In his work, De Krom observes human behaviours and social groupings objectively and from afar, in a way that recalls a biologist’s view of the animal world. De Krom took a large part of his photographs in his hometown, a coastal village called Hoek van Holland (Corner of Holland), near the city of Rotterdam. It is in this same town that he’ll work to redevelop the bunkers for the purpose of ecotourism. I talked to Peter about this transition from observing the world, especially this corner of Holland, to taking a more proactive role in actually changing the landscape of the town.
This month one of the leading Dutch weekly magazines, Volkskrant Magazine, published two spreads about StreetRepeat with lots and lots of images.
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.
The second Women Street Photographers exhibition in New York is currently on show. Works by 95 female photographers from all around the world are on display at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109, all organised and curated by photographer Gulnara Samoilova.