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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. Discover the best street New-York photographies or London photographies

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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Our recommendations Pedro Correa, Waiting for nothing, Photography

Pedro Correa

Waiting for nothing, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$5,461

Bze Bzeland, BRUSKement. Zen, Photography

Bze Bzeland

BRUSKement. Zen, 2004
19 x 13 x 0 inch
Photography

$248

Martin Parr, Strawberry Fields, Photography

Martin Parr

Strawberry Fields, 2008
8.5 x 11.5 inch
Photography

$1,000

Fabrizio Alzati, Yakitori, Photography

Fabrizio Alzati

Yakitori, 2017
7.9 x 10.6 inch
Photography

$434

Our recommendations Aimee Hillman, Sidney, Photography

Aimee Hillman

Sidney, 2019
42 x 32 x 0.5 inch
Photography

$2,866

Jacinto Santamaria, The station, Photography

Jacinto Santamaria

The station, 2020
23.4 x 33.1 inch
Photography

$906 $1,241

Steve Pearlman, Radio City Reflections, Photography

Steve Pearlman

Radio City Reflections, 2020
39 x 25 inch
Photography

$1,400

Ron Galella, Al Pacino - No !, Photography

Ron Galella

Al Pacino - No !, 1979
39.4 x 29.9 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$6,454

Sarah Caron, Série en la calle - "El hombre nuevo" - La Havane, Photography

Sarah Caron

Série en la calle - "El hombre nuevo" - La Havane, 2016
10.2 x 15.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$894

Andrea Jako Giacomini, The Art of Shade |  God's Ray, Photography

Andrea Jako Giacomini

The Art of Shade | God's Ray, 2016
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,179

Rosine Klatzmann-Wasserman, Port de Tel Aviv 1, Photography

Rosine Klatzmann-Wasserman

Port de Tel Aviv 1, 2015
16.5 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$720

Jean-Michel Landon, Voir la vie du bon angle, Photography

Jean-Michel Landon

Voir la vie du bon angle, 2015
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$931

VuTheara Kham, Women Light, Photography

VuTheara Kham

Women Light, 2019
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$993

Louis-François Solari, La reserve de Nice, Photography

Louis-François Solari

La reserve de Nice, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$223

Lionel le Jeune, Aperçu, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Aperçu, 2021
27.6 x 21.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$559

Jérôme Revon, London Mine, Photography

Jérôme Revon

London Mine, 2020
41.3 x 41.3 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$4,220

Richard Heeps, Roy's Motel - Route 66, Amboy, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Roy's Motel - Route 66, Amboy, California, 2001
36.6 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Tanguy Mendrisse, Blues Covid, Photography

Tanguy Mendrisse

Blues Covid, 2020
11.8 x 9.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$149

Feng Hatat, En route 3, Photography

Feng Hatat

En route 3, 2014
11.8 x 17.7 x 2 inch
Photography

$670 $745

Feng Hatat, Londres III, Photography

Feng Hatat

Londres III, 2015
19.7 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$621

Julie Peiffer, C'est super, Je t'aime, Photography

Julie Peiffer

C'est super, Je t'aime, 2016
29.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$931

Alberto Sánchez, Hide the Jewels 2, Photography

Alberto Sánchez

Hide the Jewels 2, 2021
72.8 x 55.1 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$5,833

Black Sheep, Bloom, Photography

Black Sheep

Bloom, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$559

Black Sheep, Little Savage, Photography

Black Sheep

Little Savage, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$559

Black Sheep, Jungle Fever, Photography

Black Sheep

Jungle Fever, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$559

Black Sheep, Chanel & les colonnes de Buren, Photography

Black Sheep

Chanel & les colonnes de Buren, 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$310

Baptiste Blanchett, On ne tue jamais par amour, Photography

Baptiste Blanchett

On ne tue jamais par amour, 2020
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$4,034

Slim Aarons, Saint-Tropez, Photography

Slim Aarons

Saint-Tropez, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,580

Alberto Sánchez, Revolución, Photography

Alberto Sánchez

Revolución, 2020
74.8 x 55.1 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$6,330

Lionel le Jeune, Une Place, photo primée Fisheye magazine, Rmn Grand Palais, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Une Place, photo primée Fisheye magazine, Rmn Grand Palais, 2020
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$1,179

Lionel le Jeune, Abris, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Abris, 2020
19.7 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$1,179

Lionel le Jeune, Boulangerie la Nuit, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Boulangerie la Nuit, 2020
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$683

Lionel le Jeune, Architecture Gris, bleu, rouge, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Architecture Gris, bleu, rouge, 2020
17.8 x 27.6 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$1,241

Lionel le Jeune, Composition verticales, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Composition verticales, 2020
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$1,055

Lionel le Jeune, Palmier, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Palmier, 2020
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$807

Lionel le Jeune, Balcons, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Balcons, 2020
17.8 x 21.7 x 2 inch
Photography

$1,055

Lionel le Jeune, Réverbère, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Réverbère, 2020
31.8 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$869

Camille Léage, Places des Fêtes, Paris (Bus 60), Photography

Camille Léage

Places des Fêtes, Paris (Bus 60), 2016
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$372

Leonard Freed, Harlem Fashion Show, Hats, Photography

Leonard Freed

Harlem Fashion Show, Hats, 1963
12 x 16 inch
Photography

$3,000

Leonard Freed, Stick Ball, Little Italy, New York City, Photography

Leonard Freed

Stick Ball, Little Italy, New York City, 1954
19 x 13 inch
Photography

$3,000

Leonard Freed, Harlem Sunday, New York, Photography

Leonard Freed

Harlem Sunday, New York, 1963
14 x 11 inch
Photography

$2,500

Leonard Freed, Handcuffed (Police Work), New York City, Photography

Leonard Freed

Handcuffed (Police Work), New York City, 1978
14 x 11 inch
Photography

$4,000

Leonard Freed, Fire Hydrant, Harlem, New York City, Photography

Leonard Freed

Fire Hydrant, Harlem, New York City, 1963
19 x 13 inch
Photography

$3,000

Yann Merran, No pasaran!, Photography

Yann Merran

No pasaran!, 2010
3.9 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$559

Yann Merran, Chaos, Photography

Yann Merran

Chaos, 2011
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$248

Our recommendations Camille Léage, Bus 60, Pont Riquet, Photography

Camille Léage

Bus 60, Pont Riquet, 2011
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$310

Michael K. Yamaoka, Lone House, Billings Montana, Photography

Michael K. Yamaoka

Lone House, Billings Montana, 1983
20 x 16 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,500

Michael K. Yamaoka, Sentimental Journey-Bavaria, Photography

Michael K. Yamaoka

Sentimental Journey-Bavaria, 2020
24 x 36 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$4,500

Jean Valera, Nous Sommes Tous des Enfants - 2, Photography

Jean Valera

Nous Sommes Tous des Enfants - 2, 2017
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$112

Jean-Michel Berts, Flat iron, Photography

Jean-Michel Berts

Flat iron, 2010
80.7 x 37.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$9,991

Guilherme Licurgo, People, Milano, Medium Print, Photography

Guilherme Licurgo

People, Milano, Medium Print, 2010
35 x 23 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,500

Guilherme Licurgo, Walker, Paris, Medium Print, Photography

Guilherme Licurgo

Walker, Paris, Medium Print, 2010
23 x 35 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,500

Guilherme Licurgo, Manifesto XI/ Medium Size Print, Photography

Guilherme Licurgo

Manifesto XI/ Medium Size Print, 2010
35 x 23 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,500

Guilherme Licurgo, Manifesto XIV/ Medium Size Print, Photography

Guilherme Licurgo

Manifesto XIV/ Medium Size Print, 2010
35 x 23 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,500

Guilherme Licurgo, Shadow/ Medium Size Print, Photography

Guilherme Licurgo

Shadow/ Medium Size Print, 2010
35 x 23 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,500

Camille Léage, Rosa Parks (Bus 60), Photography

Camille Léage

Rosa Parks (Bus 60), 2017
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$186

Our recommendations Camille Léage, Bus 60, Cambrai, Photography

Camille Léage

Bus 60, Cambrai, 2016
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$248

Leila Boucif, Place des Lices Saint Tropez, Photography

Leila Boucif

Place des Lices Saint Tropez, 2016
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,105

Leila Boucif, Allumez le feu, Photography

Leila Boucif

Allumez le feu, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,226

Leila Boucif, Tu es mon autre, Photography

Leila Boucif

Tu es mon autre, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$838

Leila Boucif, Un Pt'i Nem, Photography

Leila Boucif

Un Pt'i Nem, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$956

Leila Boucif, Habits Traditionnels, Photography

Leila Boucif

Habits Traditionnels, 2019
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$621

Leila Boucif, Courchevel, Photography

Leila Boucif

Courchevel, 2015
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$459

Leila Boucif, King Kong A Courchevel, Photography

Leila Boucif

King Kong A Courchevel, 2015
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$731

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