2Taking A Walk And Taking Pictures In 1980s New York – Robert Herman’s Vibrant Kodachrome Street Photography Of NYC
Robert Herman’s Kodachromes of 1980s New York City form part of his series of street photography taken from 1978 to 2005. A film student at NYU, Herman gained creative fuel and purpose through the camera and walking.
“I felt like a very vulnerable person,” he recalled in 2013. “Photography was my intermediary between me and the world. I was trying to find peace wandering the city. After a while you get in a Zen space and the world slows down. And when you’re an outsider, you notice things that other people just walk by.”
What part did walking play in Robert’s photos of 1980s New York? In Walking (1831), Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817–May 6, 1862) tells us “every walk is a sort of crusade”.
3REDEFINE | Street Photography feature by Jamie Campfield Bates
I had a Kodak Instamatic camera as a kid, and my dad would give me a roll of film every week. I used to walk around taking pictures of neighborhood scenes when I was just 8 or 9 years old, and I was always so excited to get those prints back from the lab.
So I had always had an interest but what got me really into photography, to be honest, was a guy. I met a photojournalist who also happened to be a total hottie, and I thought to myself, ‘hmm, maybe we could talk cameras and stuff!’ I started going out on shoots with him and he would teach me about exposure and composition, we’d talk about art and photojournalism and the work he’d done. I was shooting and learning, and then one day I had one of those “aha” moments when I realized I could put together an image in a frame and tell a story. Maybe that sounds obvious, but before that, I thought you took a picture of something and it was just a picture of that thing- that’s not it at all. Have ten photographers photograph one scene, and you will end up with ten very different photographs, and each will tell just as much about the person who composed that shot as whatever is in the image. Figuring that out was kind of life-changing. I also fell in love with this guy. We’ve been married now for 8 years.
4Street Photography: a Spontaneous Theory Words & Photography by Shaun LA
Street Photography is a major artery in the body of life. As we live, we flow through moments in time. The street photograph can allow society to see itself in a “sign of the times” kind of pace. Society can become a cardiologist as it reads the photographs that show the modern world, or not too long ago past, in frozen moments. Fashion, the seasons, styles, weather forecasts, businesses, crowds, quiet neighborhoods and architecture are visual flows traveling daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. All of this goes in the direction of visually stating with photographs an, “I was there” testament.
550 years of British photography: from Twiggy to whaling – in pictures
The Association of Photographers, which represents the UK’s professional photographers, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with AOP50, a retrospective of images curated by Zelda Cheatle.
6Reuters wins Pulitzers for Philippines reporting, Rohingya photography
The Pulitzers, the most prestigious awards in American journalism, recognized Reuters in international reporting for exposing the methods of police killing squads in Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, and for feature photography documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
“In a year in which many Pulitzers were rightly devoted to U.S. domestic matters, we’re proud at Reuters to shine a light on global issues of profound concern and importance,” Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler said.
It was the first time Reuters has won two prizes in one year.