celebrate the rise of one of today's most important branches of photography, and to help put you in the mood for the Nokia Lumia 925 Low Light Photography Competition, we’ve put together the ultimate A-Z guide to street photography. If this gets you fired with enthusiasm, you can enter the comp right here. Up for grabs is a Nokia Lumia 925 camera phone with low-light capabilies perfect for the demands of street photography, a trip to New Zealand and a photo spread in Dazed & Confused.
A is for Atget The very godfather of street photography, Eugène Atget set out with the intention to document old Paris before it was swept into modernisation at the end of the 19th century. A huge influence to photographers after him, Atget’s images of traders, workers and prostitutes on the streets of the French capital defined the genre’s intention of candidly capturing human activity in urban environments.
B is for Bill Cunningham Anna Wintour says she gets dressed for Bill Cunningham, the legendary 84-year old photographer who was shooting New York street style decades before fashion bloggers laid claim to the practice. Since he first caught Greta Garbo on film by chance in the late 1970s, Cunningham has spent his whole life consistently capturing the world’s most glamorous for The New York Times.