The greatest photography project you will ever have is your own life. The streets have long been the proving ground for many legendary photographers. Names such as Mary Ellen Mark, Robert Frank, Dorothea Lange, Vivian Maier or Cartier-Bresson may come to mind. Today, original prints of their work are highly prized and often fetch tens of thousands of dollars each. With the spread of social media platforms, more photographers than ever are out there in the streets touching our collective consciousness.
A message from George Disario:
Join me for a deep dive into the philosophy, history and current culture of Street Photography. We will screen imagery that will transport us through seldom seen windows into the past and present. I’ll share my work as well as some personal street stories from growing up in East Boston as insight into the mind of a street photographer.
This will not be a dry history lesson or an f-stop driven, technical conversation. It will be a visual celebration, a converging perspective aimed at placing a spot light on this photo culture. In the end, you will see how close you are to photography that really matters and how the most amazing things are hidden right behind fear. I hope you’ll come with me for a fun, insider’s view to celebrate this beautiful fine art photography form.