20 Stunning Examples Of Black and White Street Photography

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Street photography generally refers to photographs made in public places — not only streets, but parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and myriad other settings — often but not always featuring people, usually in un-posed or candid situations, going about their everyday lives. In one sense it can be thought of as a branch of documentary photography, but unlike traditional documentary its chief aim — or at least its chief effect — is seldom to document a particular subject, but rather to create photographs which strongly demonstrate the photographer’s vision of the world. Good street photography often ends up being good documentary photography without really trying, especially after the passage of a few years, but unlike documentary it seldom has an explicit social agenda or rhetorical intent. It tends to be more ironic and distanced from its subject matter.

Below we present 20 Stunning Examples Of Black and White Street Photography . All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these photographers on their collections or their personal sites.

Lush Life by Donato Buccella

Lush Life

Incredible Housewife by Paul Swee

Incredible Housewife

4 days of freedom by JFabra

4 días libre / 4 days of freedom

[Taranto Vecchia 2009] by Luca Napoli

[Taranto Vecchia 2009]

Inconnus… En terrasse… La nuit… A Paris… by patrice panfili

Inconnus... En terrasse... La nuit... A Paris...

Stripes on Lines by It”s Stefan

Stripes on Lines

Station Kiss by Mikael Colville-Andersen

Station Kiss / Copenhagen Central Station

3 Generations by Gilderic Photography

3 Generations (in the Fog of Life)

Unexpected Smile! by from a 2 b

Unexpected Smile!

believe. by Vitaliy P.

believe.

Untitled by c2prods

Untitled

GUN NATION by Magnus Fröderberg

GUN NATION

Running away from the rain – Prague by Dr Karanka

Running away from the rain - Prague

Untitled by michael cinque

Untitled

Rain on 42nd St. by Jörg Dickmann

Rain on 42nd St.

street portraits of strangers by Dariusz.Majgier.pl

street portraits of strangers / portrety uliczne nieznajomych

Untitled by massimo sbreni

Untitled

Tennis by buchanear7

Tennis

street photography by Felix Lupa

street photography

Quartier gitan – Perpignan by Ivan Constantin

Quartier gitan - Perpignan


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