Street Photography

June 23, 2021

Google Buys Photographer’s Perfectly Timed Photo of Seagull Eating a Fry

Some of the most memorable photos are the result of being in the right place at the right time. In 2011, Hannah Huxford experienced this; she was visiting a seaside English town of Bridlington and her husband had bought a bag of fries. While eating them, they noticed a seagull nearby. “I started taking photographs [with an iPhone 3] of the seagull as my husband threw the chips (fries) at him,” Huxford tells My Modern Met.

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October 27, 2020

Grandparents Living in Chinatowns Are Now Unexpected Fashion Icons [Interview]

Senior citizens seem like unlikely sources of statement-making style; but as Andria Lo and Valerie Luu show in their book Chinatown Pretty, grandparents—specifically those in Chinatowns across North America—are unintentional fashion icons. Also known as “poh pohs” and “gung gungs” (grandmas and grandpas, respectively), the authors share portraits of the impeccably dressed city dwellers in San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, and beyond. The folks featured in Chinatown Pretty aren’t afraid to buck fashion conventions.

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August 27, 2020

Grandson is Sharing His Late Grandfather’s Trove of Unseen Street Photography

Dylan Scalet grew up seeing his grandfather Jack Sharp‘s photography around the house. These images had a profound influence on him, perhaps even nudging him toward his own photography studies. Now, in a moving tribute to his grandfather's work, Scalet has spent the pandemic lovingly scanning over 5,000 of the negatives and bringing Sharp's talent as a street photographer to the public.

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May 25, 2020

Playful Duo Captures the Fun and Joy of Interacting With Architecture

Creative duo Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís find wonder in seemingly ordinary places. As two former architects, they incorporate elements of buildings into their whimsical compositions in which a model (often Devís) is perfectly coordinated with different facades or blends into the scenery. “Our backgrounds in architecture have completely shaped our way of seeing the world,” Rueda tells My Modern Met.

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