Everybody Street… a new documentary about street photography

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Documentary released for Film Festival.

Released at the “Hot Docs International Film Festival”, Everybody Street is about the street photography art of New York. Focusing on a range of street photogs it opens up the everyday reality of street photography.

The trailer for the documentary has been released and provides an insight to what may be in the documentary. It shows some stunning shots and some powerful insights. However, it also takes a rather voyeuristic and antagonistic view of street photography. While I personally don’t aspire to that approach there are others that do.

I believe that to act as an antagonist on the street is both dangerous and unnecessary. Personally I believe in respect, contact and participation in the street scene. But I do acknowledge that there are some people that take a different view.

I think it is worth seeing this documentary and I hope that one day it will be widely available. For now I leave you with the trailer. See what you think. The video is just over two minutes.

EVERYBODY STREET – New York City

Everybody Street Trailer from ALLDAYEVERYDAY on Vimeo.

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4 responses to “Everybody Street… a new documentary about street photography

  1. I don’t really see any respect for human life in this trailer. It seems the photographers are seeking out the weirdest, most graphic, most violent “subjects” not really seeing the sorrow, the hurt, the wounds underneath the person in the photo. They use their camera more as a weapon than a form of expression. It’s very sad.

    • Yes, I agree. There are lots of ways of going about street photography. I prefer respect and contact. These street photographers seem to be really in the face aggressive. I think they set themselves apart from their subjects. It is sad. You are right.

  2. Jose A De Leon

    Sometimes I wonder Damon; the times we are living are so different and dangerous. Now with all this stuff going on the news that we are being watched constantly, people get nervous when they see a camera especially after 9/11. But having said that, now “everyone” is a street photographer with their smartphones. It’s not for everyone I suppose, since it takes certain skill sets. Nice article.

    • Yes, different types of approach can make a big difference to what you see and the reactions to what you do. Personally I think that people are more sensitive to cameras today. That makes me want to be more respectful of and thankful for people who are happy to pose. I like to be a part of the street scene. Not antagonistic toward it like some of these so called artists!
      Thanks for commenting.