Greats (no street content)
Forget what books or museums tell you about who’s a great photographer. If you go to a gallery and you don’t connect with the stuff, dig deeper. Most acclaimed photographers of the 20th century are great historically, meaning, they created something substantial and new for their time, in a medium that was developing (
pun) at a faster rate than many of them could keep pace with, and in order to appreciate their images, it helps to keep this history in mind. Then again, if you’ve schooled yourself and you still think it sucks, that’s fine. Look hard. Find your own favorites, champ.
For StartersWays of Working, a 10-step introduction to the ins-and-outs of street photography with only nine steps. Or, look at Resources & Discussions.
- New Winogrand Restrospective 2013-2015
- Chuck Patch Discovers Winogrand’s 1964 Worlds’ Fair Women at Boston Museum of Fine Arts
- A JPG Transcript of Jacques Derrida on Photography and Not Being Photographed
- Same Same But Different
- “Street Photography Now” Fails to Cite Sources
- Winogrand/Papageorge MIT Transcription
- Street Photography Now (printer’s proof)
- Reconsidering Winogrand
- Does Haiti’s Crisis Call for a New Photojournalism?
- Context for Papageorge “American Sports” Outtakes in HBO Documentary