Whoa. This short trailer really moves me! Fills me with admiration, envy, and longing.
I’ve always loved street photography, but have always been really scared to do much of it, myself. I’m scared of angry people, scared of losing my camera or having somebody I’ve photographed demand money from me, or hit me, or even just confront me. I feel guilty shooting on the fly, like I want to shrink and disappear (I’d give anything for a cloak of invisibility, but I took the darned thing off and hung it up in a locker room one day…never did find it again. 😉 )
Part of me understands that photographs taken this way will always have a hundred times more raw energy, more truth, more revelation, than anything posed, or shot after asking permission. Changes the energy levels. Changes the story of the image. Changes the whole thing.
I am so in awe of this group of maverick street photographers and what they do.
“Everybody Street” illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.
Featuring: Bruce Davidson , Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Clayton Patterson, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, Jeff Mermelstein, and Boogie, with Max Kozloff and Luc Sante.
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