Daniel Hoffmann Street Photography

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Create DateJanuary 5, 2019
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Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden is often quoted as saying, ‘If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.’ But this too is open to interpretation. Does a photograph of overflowing dumpsters in a deserted alleyway constitute a street photo? Or is it urban landscape? Does calling a photo ‘street’ require it to have people? Is a posed portrait a street photo? Many photographers who consider street their genre shoot in b/w, but is that essential?

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