Our weekly featurette This Week on Streethunters.net has returned once more to bring you your synopsis of the recent goings-on and happenings across the website and all our social media channels. If you’ve been out of the street photography news loop for a while and need a catch-up, you can browse through earlier weekly summaries on our This Week category page.
This week’s camera bag belonged to French street photographer JF. Monom, who lives and shoots his street photos in the Chinese city of Beijing. JF rocks a full frame Nikon D810 DSLR camera with a standard 24-70mm zoom lens, packed into an unusual FX PRO Kangourou camera bag. Make sure you check it out, and remember to send us in your camera bags too!
Our delve into the Streethunters.net archives this week unearthed Andrew Sweigart’s 2014 Under the Influence blog post on the mysterious French street photographer Eugene Atget who documented the wonderful world of Old Paris in the late 19th and early 20th century. Andrew really delves into the crux of what made Atget tick – that is making street photos and documenting history for the pure love of it – something we can all get on board with. It’s definitely worth a read!
The street photo picked for the cover of the Streethunters.net Facebook Group cover photo is always a real cracker, and this week’s selection certainly did not disappoint. Just check out the incredible timing and beautiful minimalist composition in this photo by Álvaro Vegazo. Stunning work Álvaro, I am in awe, thank you!
We were tickled pink by the volume of quality of submissions we enjoyed sifting through for the Streethunters.net Monthly Theme Contest for September. ‘The Colour Pink’ was the theme we were looking for, and we had a tough time picking our three favourite street photos to go into our final round of voting to be crowned the month’s winner. Be sure to read through our editor’s picks and explanations for why we chose each photo, and browse through the selection of 30 photos that were nominated. Which is your favourite?
The cache for the pending pool of one of the web’s hottest street photography galleries was has been given its weekly going-over. You know the score, dive into the streethunters.net Flickr group and be ready to be blown away by some truly stunning street photography. This group is meticulously curated, so if you’ve made a submission via Flickr, you should be feeling very proud indeed if your photo has made the cut!
Streethunters Local Guides is a really awesome directory allowing travelling street photographers to network with resident local street photographers in the cities they are touring. You can read all about how it works and how to apply in our handy explainer on becoming a guide or fixer for street photographers visiting your city. This week we updated our Streethunters Local Guides List with the names of several new street photographer guides. So be sure to check if there’s a guide listed for your home city, and if not, consider becoming one! And if you’re planning a street photography trip any time soon, the local guides directory could be an invaluable resource for you!
Streethunters.net is one of the organisers of the PHoS Athens street photography event held in Athens this November. Part of our role as organisers was to act as judges in several of the street photography photo contests held in the build up to the event. On Saturday, we announced the winners and runners-up on our Social Media channels. The standard was very high, so head on over to the winners page on the PHoS Athens website to admire the podium finishers.
On Friday 6th October the Brussels Street Photography Festival will return for the second time after a successful inaugural opening in 2016! The event promises to be a real treat for any Brussels-loving street photographers, with photo contests, workshops, exhibitions, lectures, photo walks, and more. Read through our write up of the press release for more info if you fancy attending!
Finally we ended the week with another announcement – this time the winning photo from our final three nominees for ‘The Colour Pink’ Monthly Theme Contest. Our editors’ pick for the champion street photo was Tzen Xing’s surreal shot you see above. What an extraordinary photo Tzen, absolutely marvellous work! As part of Tzen’s prize you’ll be able to admire this great street photo on the cover of our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the next month, and you can look forward to an exclusive Streethunters.net interview with Tzen sometime soon!
That brings us right up to date and to an end for the week. They’ll be a host of new stuff heading your way in the coming days, so make sure you’ve liked and followed us on Facebook, Twitter, G+, YouTube & Instagram, and subscribed to our mailing list for the latest updates on the blog. Until next week,
stay sharp and keep shooting!