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Street photography

The work of the photographer Vivian Maier has led to rising popularity for street photography. Unlike other types of photography concerned with a range of diverse subjects, street photography chooses one theme only: the city – but it is just a trick as this subject is multiple, shattered and diffused, impossible to fully grasp. The beauty of a city, its inhabitants and urban landscape… The practice of street photography pushes the photograph to sharpen his gaze, learning the complex science of capturing a fleeting moment.  

The interaction between man and his urban environment fascinates and inspires artists. The skyrocketing urbanisation seems to prove that the city is the environment that is most fitting to our human condition, yet the pollution, mass population and urban stress associated with the city life indicate the opposite. Whom are these odd animals living in these large hives of activity? What are their customs, their history? The photograph becomes their witness, as he captures ordinary moments that make up our everyday life: a man with a bouquet, a nighttime walk or merely a café's terrace. Like a documentary, each photograph holds a part of truth: to reveal the beauty of empty spaces where time stops, or moments full of life and spontaneity.

Every street corner has its share of surprises, colours and activity. Whether empty or busy, the street always seems alive; it is the symbol of the human habitat. Streets are places of movement, of transition, a space that we pass through on the way to a destination. Staging and directing becomes obsolete, as surprise, colour and framing naturally come out of the urban frenzy. The poetic talent of the street photographer is revealed in the stolen moment of an inattentive city stroller?

Each of the photographers in this selection has made specific choices: their artistic approach is already distinguished between the ones who stages their photographs or those who let spontaneity guide their creative direction? Then, there are the photographs who prefer playing with human interactions, in the way of a theatre play, while others prefer empty spaces as unique spaces. Finally, the photographer is confronted to the question of colour or black and white: monochromatic photographs belong to the past as soon as they are taken, while colour gives life to the scene, rendering its energy and charm.

Whether it is a wide shot or a detailed photograph, street photograph sticks to the rule of revealing the extraordinary in the ordinary. A hand calling a cab, or Robert Doisneau's couple kissing at the terrace of a café, the sunlight passing through a wire fence… all the things that we see every day without looking at them. Now is the time to find poetry and delight in the trivial! Browse through Artsper's selection of street photographs.

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Hannibal Renberg, Dior Addict, Photography

Hannibal Renberg

Dior Addict, 2013
15.4 x 15.4 inch
Photography

$1,576

CharlElie Couture, Manhattan Photo-Grafs, Photography

CharlElie Couture

Manhattan Photo-Grafs, 2009
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,401

Our recommendations Roger Schall, La rue pavée, Paris, 1930, Photography

Roger Schall

La rue pavée, Paris, 1930, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$701

Our recommendations David Bradford, Exiting the taxi, Photography

David Bradford

Exiting the taxi, 1994
7.9 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$817

Sergio Mesa, Marches, Photography

Sergio Mesa

Marches, 2016
23.2 x 16.5 inch
Photography

$1,401

Giorgos Dermentzis, Selfportrait - Rue Beaubourg - Paris - 2016, Photography

Giorgos Dermentzis

Selfportrait - Rue Beaubourg - Paris - 2016, 2016
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,168

Vladimir Bazan, Paris -  Rue des 3 frères, Photography

Vladimir Bazan

Paris - Rue des 3 frères, 2010
11 x 21.3 inch
Photography

$1,518

Nicolas Silberfaden, Sunset, Photography

Nicolas Silberfaden

Sunset, 2015
39.4 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Photography

$2,860

Virginie Harnois, SoBangkok, Photography

Virginie Harnois

SoBangkok, 2014
47.2 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$1,985

Gil Rigoulet, England 70'-80' #1, Photography

Gil Rigoulet

England 70'-80' #1, 1978
9.4 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$817

Leticia Felgueroso, Trafalgar, Photography

Leticia Felgueroso

Trafalgar, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$2,119

Julien Dumas, Lost In, Photography

Julien Dumas

Lost In, 2015
27.6 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,335

Samsofy, Birdman, Photography

Samsofy

Birdman, 2016
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$759

Maurice Renoma, Street Art 809, Photography

Maurice Renoma

Street Art 809, 2011
31 x 47 x 5 inch
Photography

$5,137

Feng Hatat, Ciel 23, Photography

Feng Hatat

Ciel 23, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$584

Maurice Renoma, 1068Cuba, Photography

Maurice Renoma

1068Cuba, 2017
39.4 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$5,254

Our recommendations Maurice Renoma, Acte pulsionnel D M20 , Photography

Maurice Renoma

Acte pulsionnel D M20 , 1997
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$4,086

Hannibal Renberg, Les Jumelles au chapeau, Photography

Hannibal Renberg

Les Jumelles au chapeau, 2017
15.4 x 15.4 inch
Photography

$934

Our recommendations Roger Schall, Sacré Coeur, Montmartre, Paris, 1930, Photography

Roger Schall

Sacré Coeur, Montmartre, Paris, 1930, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$701

Roger Schall, La Butte Montmartre, Paris, 1930, Photography

Roger Schall

La Butte Montmartre, Paris, 1930, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$934

Our recommendations Roger Schall, Les Princes, Paris, 1930, Photography

Roger Schall

Les Princes, Paris, 1930, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$701

Our recommendations Roger Schall, Le Café de Paris, Paris, 1930, Photography

Roger Schall

Le Café de Paris, Paris, 1930, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$934

Our recommendations Roger Schall, Le Moulin Rouge, Paris, 1930, Photography

Roger Schall

Le Moulin Rouge, Paris, 1930, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$934

Roger Schall, New York city 1935, Photography

Roger Schall

New York city 1935, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$957

Roger Schall, Le balayeur de la rue Visconti Paris 1935, Photography

Roger Schall

Le balayeur de la rue Visconti Paris 1935, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$957

Our recommendations Pierre Schwartz, Petite fille au Ballon Paris rue de Rivoli, Photography

Pierre Schwartz

Petite fille au Ballon Paris rue de Rivoli, 1984
39.4 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$1,751

David Bradford, Hailing Taxis on 42nd & 5th Ave., Photography

David Bradford

Hailing Taxis on 42nd & 5th Ave., 2001
7.9 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$817

Antoine Guibert, Japon , Photography

Antoine Guibert

Japon , 2015
19.7 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$349

Our recommendations Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #52 (Tribute to William Klein), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #52 (Tribute to William Klein), 2016
9.4 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$1,051

Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #33 (Tribute to Weegee), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #33 (Tribute to Weegee), 2016
9.8 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$1,051

Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #38 (Tribute to Robert Doisneau - Le Baiser), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #38 (Tribute to Robert Doisneau - Le Baiser), 2016
27.6 x 32.3 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,452

Antoine Guibert, Cork-Eire, Photography

Antoine Guibert

Cork-Eire, 2015
29.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$618

Pieter Bauermeister, "I believe", Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

"I believe", 2007
33.1 x 46.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,452

Pieter Bauermeister, Gate Keeper, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Gate Keeper, 2010
33.1 x 46.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,452

Pierre Schwartz, L'enfant du Rex Paris, Photography

Pierre Schwartz

L'enfant du Rex Paris, 1987
39.4 x 26 inch
Photography

$1,751

Annabelle Boyer, Villes inversées – Ocean Avenue, Photography

Annabelle Boyer

Villes inversées – Ocean Avenue, 2011
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$934

Bertrand Noël, Dix fois Leos Carax - Naissance d'un pont , Photography

Bertrand Noël

Dix fois Leos Carax - Naissance d'un pont , 2014
19.7 x 29.5 inch
Photography

$1,868

Our recommendations Bertrand Noël, Dix fois Leos Carax - L'envers du décor, Photography

Bertrand Noël

Dix fois Leos Carax - L'envers du décor, 2014
35.4 x 53.1 inch
Photography

$2,452

Vladimir Bazan, New York, Photography

Vladimir Bazan

New York, 2010
17.3 x 11 inch
Photography

$1,518

Clément Reisky, Les silhouettes de l'escalier, Photography

Clément Reisky

Les silhouettes de l'escalier, 2012
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,978

Annabelle Boyer, Villes inversées - E. Wilson Avenue, Photography

Annabelle Boyer

Villes inversées - E. Wilson Avenue, 2013
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$934

Sergio Mesa, Ruelle, Photography

Sergio Mesa

Ruelle, 2012
23.2 x 16.5 inch
Photography

$992

Giorgos Dermentzis, Rue des Rosiers, Paris, Photography

Giorgos Dermentzis

Rue des Rosiers, Paris, 2016
7.1 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$409

Gil Rigoulet, England 70'-80' #3, Photography

Gil Rigoulet

England 70'-80' #3, 1983
19.7 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,751

Bruno Accaoui, Habana vieja, Photography

Bruno Accaoui

Habana vieja, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$1,751

Bruno Accaoui, Jaws, Photography

Bruno Accaoui

Jaws, 2016
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,751

Jane Stravs, Dahab #040, Photography

Jane Stravs

Dahab #040, 2006
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$4,612

Jean-François Sans, Maiko - Dans une ruelle de Kyoto, Photography

Jean-François Sans

Maiko - Dans une ruelle de Kyoto, 2011
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$572

Vladimir Bazan, Matin. Pont de Bir-Hakeim, Photography

Vladimir Bazan

Matin. Pont de Bir-Hakeim, 2010
17.3 x 11 inch
Photography

$1,261

Nicolas Silberfaden, ATM, Photography

Nicolas Silberfaden

ATM, 2015
31.5 x 25.2 x 2 inch
Photography

$2,277

Our recommendations Julie Glassberg, Bike Kill #18, Photography

Julie Glassberg

Bike Kill #18, 2010
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$642

Lionel Perret, L'atelier, Photography

Lionel Perret

L'atelier, 2013
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,978

Lionel Perret, L'élégance, Photography

Lionel Perret

L'élégance, 2014
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,978

Karel de Gendre, New York Times Square, Photography

Karel de Gendre

New York Times Square, 2010
19.7 x 29.5 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,685

Bé Hindriks, Pedestrians On The Market, Groningen, Photography

Bé Hindriks

Pedestrians On The Market, Groningen, 2015
22.8 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$3,970

Bé Hindriks, Cross Over # 2, Groningen, Photography

Bé Hindriks

Cross Over # 2, Groningen, 2016
23.6 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$3,269

Leticia Felgueroso, Camdem High Street, Photography

Leticia Felgueroso

Camdem High Street, 2015
39.4 x 59.1 inch
Photography

$3,532

Leticia Felgueroso, Amsterdam, Photography

Leticia Felgueroso

Amsterdam, 2016
11 x 11 inch
Photography

$286

Jean-François Sans, Pontocho dori - Kyoto, Photography

Jean-François Sans

Pontocho dori - Kyoto, 2011
17.7 x 11.8 inch
Photography

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