How Instagram changed street photography ...


"Before Instagram, the street photography community was a small one. In fact, according to Marvin Heiferman, the community was so narrow in New York in the 1970s that one could spot Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander shooting on opposite sides of Fifth Avenue on a given afternoon. Today, Instagram has not only widened the definition of who can be a street photographer, but it has expanded our concept of the street—which Westerbeck describes as “any public place where a photographer could take pictures of subjects who were unknown to him and, whenever possible, unconscious of his presence”—to parts of the world, or communities in otherwise well-covered cities that, decades ago, were greatly underserved."

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