About a year ago, I first saw this image by Richard Kalvar.
It encapsulated a few of my favorite things about photographs taken on the street, but mainly, it just got stuck in my head. I had no idea who the photographer was until last week. Came across a few more of his photos and realized that he was a Magnum photographer. Was president of Magnum, even.
When I think of street photography, I think of stuff like this:
If you like black and white street work from the 70s, check out his archive, or just try this one, this totally insane one, this one, this one, or this one. Perhaps it’s my perception, but I don’t understand why Kalvar isn’t more well known.
(None of the above links work thanks to Magnum’s site redesign. Awesome!)
Tag: Second Look
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