Street photography is the art of exploring life as it happens in the everyday moment,
capturing the lives of others and the realities of daily life.
It is "straight on " photography in that it shows a raw reality, often holding up a mirror to society.
Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human act, caught at a decisive or poignant moment in time.
At its best street photography provides a very literal and extremely personal rendering of the subject matter, giving the audience a more visceral experience of walks of life they might only be passingly familiar with.
Since the mid 19th century, street photographers , documentarians and photojournalists have provided us with a detailed record of life as it has unfolded in Europe , North America , Asia, South America, Central America, and Africa.
Street photographers have always been on the baricades of free speech.
Street photography often crosses over to and blurs the lines between, photojournalism and documentary photography .
Documentary photographers and Photojournalist have given us a lasting record of the wars , the beauty of humanity , the joys and the desperate moments in peoples lives worldwide over the last 160 years .
Much of what we know of the way people were ,how they looked and how they lived is thru the work of street photographers, photojournalists and documentarians of the time.
They have left us a graphic record of everything we are, everything we build , and everything we destroy.
Often at the risk of their own lives, photographers like W. Eugene Smith, and Robert Capa sought out images that changed the world.
Prolific photographers like Louis Hine, Bresson, Robert Frank, and many , many others have left us a rich heritage and a very high standard of their best works to study.
Most of these photographers were self taught and by todays standards used very poor quality equipment.
But they produced masterpieces .
In this Group we will explore areas around LA for photography based upon various themes or subjects- Social realms, Urban life, Festivals,Holidays, night shooting, etc..
We will exchange information about photography, gear, post-processing, printing, developing, etc.
Basic guidance will be given to those who are new to this art but are curious to explore.
Welcome to" L.A. Street Photography"
What kind of street photographer will you be?
What will you leave ?
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