“Street vs. Documentary Photography and the ‘Truth’: Documenting the Culture of Harlem.” Essential Lens. Annenberg Foundation, 2015. Web. 13 June 2016.

  • Street photography is more spontaneous than documentary with no set intentions, and is “inspired by the often surprising nature of street life.” (June 13)
  • Street photography really began in the 1930s because the cameras were becoming lighter and easier to carry, allowing for candid photography. Also around this time jazz was really beginning – both are types of art that rely on improvisation and spontaneity. (June 13)
  • Documentary photography usually has a goal or an intention to show a social situation, like journalism, and can be used to promote social change. (June 13)
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