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Focus on Street Photography
December 21, 2011   
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Catching funny moments of everyday life, catching people off guard in a moment of forgetfulness, zooming in on the absurdities of life—this is what street photography is about. Works by over 30 street photographers are now on view at the Gallery of the Museum of Printing in Warsaw in an exhibition entitled Street Photography Now.

Street photography is a cross between photojournalism and documentary film. It does not have to be practiced on the street; even photos from your family album will do the trick—but on one condition: they must be spontaneous and unposed.

The exhibition comprises works by photographers including Maciej Dakowicz, the man behind the “Cardiff After Dark” series. Photos in this series show British nightlife, including the drunken excesses of young Brits. The exhibition also features photographs of Polish courtyards and alleyways, as seen through the eyes of the photographers, most of them young people who are not necessarily professionally involved in photography.

The exhibition features works by photographers including Christophe Agou, Narelle Autio, Maciej Dakowicz, Bruce Gilden, Thierry Girard and Nick Turpin. These names are among the world’s who’s who of top street photographers, according to Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren, the authors of the book Street Photography Now, which was one of the inspirations for the exhibition.

The exhibition also showcases an extensive range of Polish photographs under the collective headline “Street Photography Here and Now.”
The exhibition runs until Jan. 15.
Gallery of the Museum of Printing
Warsaw, 3 Marszałkowska St.
Thu., Fri. 3-8 p.m.
Sat., Sun. noon-8 p.m.
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