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Comments on: Euro-centric (like everything else)? http://2point8.whileseated.org/2005/12/12/euro-centric-like-everything-else/ A wide-open view of the practice of street photography by Michael David Murphy, While Seated. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:55:21 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 hourly 1 By: Marc Feustel http://2point8.whileseated.org/2005/12/12/euro-centric-like-everything-else/comment-page-1/#comment-106644 Marc Feustel Fri, 10 Apr 2009 14:44:23 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=26#comment-106644 As an aside, HCB did shoot in Tokyo but he hated the results and basically refused to show them. He found it too visually chaotic, but without any grandeur. I think what is interesting about Tokyo as a city for street photography is how indistinct it is: there are few architectural landmarks and much of it looks pretty unremarkable. I think it is much harder to take a quintessentially 'Tokyo' photograph than in cities like New York or Paris which have such immediately recognisable visual identities. Earlier this year, the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art had a <a href="http://www.momat.go.jp/english/artmuseum/yutaka_takanashi/index.html" rel="nofollow">retrospective</a> of Yutaka Takanashi's work. He is not, strictly speaking, a street photographer, but as a photographer of the city of Tokyo over time, in my view he is one of the greatest. As an aside, HCB did shoot in Tokyo but he hated the results and basically refused to show them. He found it too visually chaotic, but without any grandeur.

I think what is interesting about Tokyo as a city for street photography is how indistinct it is: there are few architectural landmarks and much of it looks pretty unremarkable. I think it is much harder to take a quintessentially ‘Tokyo’ photograph than in cities like New York or Paris which have such immediately recognisable visual identities. Earlier this year, the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art had a retrospective of Yutaka Takanashi’s work. He is not, strictly speaking, a street photographer, but as a photographer of the city of Tokyo over time, in my view he is one of the greatest.

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By: Erik Petersson http://2point8.whileseated.org/2005/12/12/euro-centric-like-everything-else/comment-page-1/#comment-595 Erik Petersson Wed, 05 Jul 2006 19:07:20 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=26#comment-595 I just found your blog, and am now reading through it. Interesting and thoughful. I try to make street photos in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where I live. The town is a rather small, and the streets do not get overcrowded as in south east asia. Dushanbe consists of neighborhouds, and people tend to stay on their streets, so you could get to know people in an area and make their photos. It is especially easy to make photos of children. thanks for a great blog Erik I just found your blog, and am now reading through it. Interesting and thoughful. I try to make street photos in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where I live. The town is a rather small, and the streets do not get overcrowded as in south east asia. Dushanbe consists of neighborhouds, and people tend to stay on their streets, so you could get to know people in an area and make their photos. It is especially easy to make photos of children.

thanks for a great blog
Erik

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By: Dirk http://2point8.whileseated.org/2005/12/12/euro-centric-like-everything-else/comment-page-1/#comment-43 Dirk Fri, 13 Jan 2006 09:10:22 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=26#comment-43 Mind you, Asia is a good place just because of population density. You are rarely alone, and people don't mind you "doing things" close to them, because there are many people close doing something. Mind you, Asia is a good place just because of population density. You are rarely alone, and people don’t mind you “doing things” close to them, because there are many people close doing something.

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By: Dirk http://2point8.whileseated.org/2005/12/12/euro-centric-like-everything-else/comment-page-1/#comment-42 Dirk Fri, 13 Jan 2006 08:02:19 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=26#comment-42 I would not attribute it to pedestrian friendliness alone. SP comes to life where people come together in public. That often happens on the streets, but potentially anywhere wheer people congregate. For a car world that could be malls, supermarkets, petrol stations, parking lots, churches, theme parks and so on. Granted, some of them make pretty dry ground (malls in particular; seen one...). I would not attribute it to pedestrian friendliness alone. SP comes to life where people come together in public. That often happens on the streets, but potentially anywhere wheer people congregate. For a car world that could be malls, supermarkets, petrol stations, parking lots, churches, theme parks and so on.

Granted, some of them make pretty dry ground (malls in particular; seen one…).

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By: admin http://2point8.whileseated.org/2005/12/12/euro-centric-like-everything-else/comment-page-1/#comment-32 admin Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:29:44 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=26#comment-32 Chicago, indeed. Consider it added to the list. Chicago, indeed. Consider it added to the list.

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By: Bakari http://2point8.whileseated.org/2005/12/12/euro-centric-like-everything-else/comment-page-1/#comment-31 Bakari Tue, 13 Dec 2005 07:38:49 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=26#comment-31 Just recently found your blog. Like what you're doing and discussing . Here's my response to what you wrote about cities: http://blackphotographers.blogspot.com/2005/12/on-street-photography.html Just recently found your blog. Like what you’re doing and discussing . Here’s my response to what you wrote about cities: http://blackphotographers.blogspot.com/2005/12/on-street-photography.html

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