Photos from Public Places
Juror: Ed Kashi
Opening 12/13-1/7/11 Reception on 12/19/2010 3-5 PM
As the world becomes more paranoid about being photographed, especially
"on the street" where there isn't a chance to ask for permission first,
the journalistic or documentary photographer still yearning to make
candid images on the streets must be more creative, patient and
sometimes deceptive. This contest asked photographers to submit
images that they feel capture the essence of candid street moments, with
a special emphasis on images that tell a story, capture a unique
moment or transcend all definitions by it's magical quality.
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The spirit of street photography is one of surprise, energy, mystery, irony, life! The entries in this contest represented all those qualities and more. I chose a winner based on a combination of these elements. While there were also entries that were quite strong, in my mind they strayed from the focus of this particular contest.
Juror: Ed Kashi
Ed Kashi is dedicated to
documenting the social and political issues that define our times.
Kashi’s complex imagery has been recognized for its compelling rendering
human condition. “I take on issues that stir my passions about the state
humanity and our world, and I deeply believe in the power of still
change people’s minds. I’m driven by this fact; that the work of
photojournalists and documentary photographers can have a positive
the world. The access people give to their lives is precious as well as
imperative for this important work to get done. Their openness brings
with it a
tremendous sense of responsibility to tell the truth but to also honor
Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide. Along with numerous awards, including honors
from Pictures of the Year International, World Press Foundation, Communication
Arts and American Photography, Kashi’s editorial assignments and personal
projects have generated six books.