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      • Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects within public places.
      • Such as streets, parks, beaches, shops, political conventions and other settings.
      • Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography, in that it shows a vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society.
      • Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive moment.
    • “ There are things hidden for all the world until photographed.” - Craig Coverdale
    • “ We declare the world as our canvas” – Street Art Utopia
      • Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer, who was considered to be the father of photojournalism.
      • He helped develop the "street photography" or "real life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers who followed.
      • Bresson believed that “The Decisive Moment” was that split second of genius and inspiration that a photographer had to capture a certain moment.
    • “ Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson
      • Elliott Erwitt has created some of the most memorable images of our lifetime. 
      • He has combined  irony, humour and emotion throughout his photographs, which intersects with moments in our lives that are common to all of us.
      • “ I don't start out with any specific interests, I just react to what I see. I don't know that I set out to take pictures of dogs; I have a lot of pictures of people and quite a few of cats. But dogs seem to be more sympathetic.” – Elliot Erwit
      Elliott Erwitt, New York, 1988, Bulldogs
    • Elliott Erwitt, New York, 1974, Felix Gladys and Rover Elliott Erwitt, California, 1955, Couple Kissing
      • From researching what is street photography, to inspirational street photographers I have learnt that the key factors in order to capture good street photography is to;
      • Choose interesting subjects
      • Shoot abstract
      • Capture activity and movement
      • Observation
      • Always be ready with your camera
      • Photograph a concept
    • The Jamaican steel drum Punk with present