When I was thinking about ‘The City’ Project, I instantly knew what I wanted to do.
I have always wanted to photograph the place I am living and particularly the people who live there. This is after discovering years ago, “Humans of New York”.
Humans of New York.
Humans of New York was started in 2010 by Brandon Stanton. He photographs people on the streets of New York (with a view to reaching 10,000) and posts these online with a quote from them. This has also resulted in a book publication.
One of the earlier street/ documentary photographers is Henri Cartier-Bresson who’s work influences many photographers. The following image ‘FRANCE. Marseille. The Allée du Prado. 1932.’ is one of his most iconic.
He said “I was walking behind this man when all of a sudden he turned around”.
Dorothy is another famous Photographer who has been a pioneer in her practice.
“Characterized by emotional receptivity and
an immediacy of vision Bohm’s images reflect a joy and affirmation of life.
The gentleness of Kertesz, the humour of
Doisneau, the subtle irony of Alvarez Bravo
and the basic humanist approach of all,
are ever present in her photographs
and rank her in the same league.”
from text of Dorothy Bohm Photographs, Israel Museum,1986