The Magic of Street Photography
Street photography is a photographic genre that presents great challenges, possibly one of the most difficult. The beginnings of street photography date back to the late 19th century with the introduction of portable cameras. It is known as street photography because the movement began in the streets of large cities, but today it is not only about images made in the streets, but images also made in any public place, such as parks, beaches, squares, and others, are accepted as street photographs.
Even when I mention that photos taken in any public place can be considered Street Photos, not all of them can be categorized as such. Here part of the difficulty of the genre. For a photograph to be considered in the genre of complying with several elements. First, as follows from the above, they must be done in public places. Second, it must have a strong subject, easily identifiable main subject. Not necessarily a person, it can be an animal, a building, a figure, or any element of interest. Third, the picture should show a story of everyday life. Here is the difficulty and the magic of street photography. They are images that tell a story in a daily and real way. Sometimes with a documentary intention, with social content, historical nature, or simply for its a esthetic appeal.