Hi there, I’m new to this board but not new to Eric’s work nor to street photography. It’s been a passion of mine since 2008 when my photography was impacted by Vivian Maier’s discovery. I joined the Kickstarter campaign that John Maloof put together, I founded Atlanta Street Photography Group and it’s been a lovely trajectory ever since!
Lately I have noticed how hard it is to for the genre to keep its integrity. What I mean by that I am seeing two schools: 1) Photographers who shoot and call their work “street” but it’s really not and 2) Photographers who for whatever reason, have a disdain towards the purists’ view and so they say things like, “street photography is a stupid name”.
The other day, I wrote a piece about it on my blog. I normally don’t try to publicize or get traction for my photography blog, but I thought it might be time to at least make the connection here and ask you for your thoughts. Here’s the link if you’re interested in reading: Is Street Photography A Ridiculous Term?
Nice to meet everyone!