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Prayers for the departed

Every day, thousands of people visit the the Basilica del Santo Niño in Cebu City. It's the site of the oldest church in the Philippines and home to some of its most important religious relics. There's an interesting back story to the church that involves the...

Street photographer Bruce Gilden is in your face

Street Hunters has an article about Bruce Gilden that really does a great job of dissecting the conflicted emotions that famous Magnum photographer can arouse in street photography circles. As the article's author, Andrew Swiegart, aptly puts it: "There doesn’t appear to be anyone on the fence. Love...

Street photography: Garry Winogrand’s legacy

[caption id="attachment_5991" align="alignnone" width="1381"] New York c. 1962 / Photo by Garry Winogrand[/caption] In 1974, famed photographer Garry Winogrand was lecturing at MIT when someone in the audience asked if he had a favorite place to take pictures. "Where I am." How do you get there? "I go." Winogrand may have been...

#StreetPhotography: ‘Shinjuku’ by Frederic Vasquez

[caption id="attachment_5902" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Shinjuku Station in Tokyo / Photo by Frederic Vasquez[/caption] When making a picture of someone, there are many ways to draw attention to your subject. One common technique is to use a shallow depth of field to blur the background or foreground. Another option is...

Thomas Leuthard on street photography

When Swiss street photographer Thomas Leuthard is out taking photos, he says his mission is to capture people in their "normal life situation." He's looking for everyday folks who might have a story to tell -- the kind of subjects you wouldn't see on the cover of a...