Street Photography

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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May 24, 2018

Street Photographer Captures Candid Photos of New York From 1969 to 2006

Since the late 1960s, native New Yorker Jeff Rothstein has been documenting his hometown. Wandering the streets with his 35 mm camera, he was able to photograph and preserve a New York that “no longer exists.” Rothstein works exclusively in black and white, giving his street photography a timeless feel that can sometimes make it difficult to understand if we’re looking at a scene from 1979 or 1999.

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April 15, 2018

Fine Art Photographer Captures the Melancholic Beauty of a Rainy Day

Rome-based Italian photographer Alessio Trerotoli captures the melancholic beauty of rainy days in his fine art photography series, Raindrop Blues. Believing raindrops can be compared to a blues song, as they “fall with a repetitive but fascinating rhythm,” Trerotoli aims to transport his viewers into a dreamlike reality where “rain seems to fall on everyone.

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