Lewis, Gordon. Street Photography: The Art of Capturing the Candid Moment. Canada: Friesens Corporation, 2015. Kindle.

  • “No one knows better than the dedicated street photographer how impermanent life can be. People grow older. Fashions change. Old buildings disappear, and new ones take their place. Things happen on the street that will never happen the same way of look the same way again, if only because you can’t live the same moment twice.” (Chapter 1)
  • The difference between street and documentary/photojournalism is that there is a lot of individual style and artistic statements, often lacking in social documentary and photojournalism. (Chapter 1)
  • An insight that street photography gives: How do people behave when they think no one is watching? (Chapter 1)
  • Few street photographers are famous to the general public which fits the art. As a street photographer, you have to be able to walk down a street and not be recognized. (Chapter 1)
  • Street photography usually does have human subjects. However, the genre is more about humanity, not just about individuals, but also the things we make, and how we change the space around us. (Chapter 3)
  • The different styles of street photography make it different from documentary. Street photographers don’t have to be objective, they can be artistic. (Chapter 5)
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