Is it still street photography?


Is it still street photography when it’s rural?

Apparently it’s difficult to define street photography and the internet is full of arguments about the genre (see Eric Kim here).

It strikes me that a wide definition of street photography encapsulates everything that involves people going about their lives. While a studio shot of a model may not be street, what about an image of a photographer taking a studio shot of a model?

So what’s the difference between documentary photography and street photography? And are photographers like Steve McCurry street photographers? I’m not sure.

But probably it’s more important to make photographs than to worry about the definitions. Again see Eric Kim here (I do read others things!).

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