The street photography style in New York

The Street photography is a major discipline that exists since the beginnings of photography. It consists in taking pictures of people in the street or other public places.

The street photographer, with his curiosity and keen mind, brings a new light to urban life through funny or minimal details. He also depicts the complexity of the human condition picturing the grim side of the city.

This movement was especially marked by photographers from the last century like Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Robert Frank, Helen Levitt, William Klein and Garry Winogrand. They see the street as "a theater of endless possibilities where the cast list is not set until the shutter opens." S. Howarth et S. Mc Laren, Street Photography Now.