Street Photography

February 1, 2019

Fan Ho’s Striking Street Photography of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s

A little over two and a half years after his untimely passing, master photographer Fan Ho is being celebrated with a new exhibition. As a photographer, actor, and film director, Ho amassed enormous acclaim over the course of his career, which began when he was a teenager. At the time, Ho used his father’s Kodak Brownie to capture the world around him, as he roamed the streets of Hong Kong.

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December 27, 2018

Vintage Photos of Life on the Gritty New York City Subway of the Past

Over time, the name Jamel Shabazz has become synonymous with urban life in New York City. The Brooklyn-born photographer came of age documenting the streets of the city, capturing a critical moment in time when the crack crisis was overtaking New York in the 1980s. Shabazz’s raw, unfiltered work has birthed iconic imagery that has immortalized decades of New York City’s culture. City Metro is an exhibition that brings together 30 of Shabazz’s photographs.

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September 25, 2018

Woman in Iconic 9/11 Photo Hires the Same Photographer for Her Wedding 17 Years Later

Street photographer Phil Penman was on the ground during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. While there, he captured a scene that has since become an iconic image from the harrowing day. It features a dust-covered Joanne “Jojo” Capestro as she and her friend walked away—dazed, but unharmed—from Ground Zero. But this meeting wasn’t the last time that the photographer and Capestro would see each other.

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June 10, 2018

Heartwarming Photos Capture the Simple Joys of Life in a Post-WWII Paris

Willy Ronis is a legendary name in French photography. Ronis began his career in his father’s photography studio, selling it when his father died in 1936, and setting up his own freelance business. Mingling with the great photographers of his time—Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour, and Robert Capa—he was the first French photographer to work with LIFE.

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