2020 is upon us and so is a new promising decade! The Street Photography scene has changed so much within the last 10 years! I can’t even begin to imagine what it will look like in yet another 10, in 2030. If you think about it, digital street photography now dominates in comparison to 10 years ago when film street photography was still the way to go for decent imagery, and colour street photography seems to be the new standard, leaving black and white behind (not too far behind but still). Everyday more and more talented Street Photographers share their work from all around the world, unwillingly shaping the evolving street photography trends that constantly transform the genre, keeping it always interesting and fresh.
What this post is about?
The purpose of today’s post is to share with you 20 Street Photographers that are worth looking into in 2020.
This list is completely personal. I have no intention of discriminating, of setting any standards, or of imposing my opinion. This is just a list of who I think you should consider following in 2020. You don’t have to agree dear readers, so if you want to share your top20 or open a discussion, please feel free to do so by sharing names and links of Street Photographers you think are worth looking at in the comments.
Just a friendly note to all that think this is a great way for self promoting themselves, I will not share vanity comments 🙂 .
Maciej Dakowicz. The name, for this only English-speaking and not so well traveled Yank, doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue. But it doesn’t need to. On his website,www.maciejdakowicz.com, Dakowicz breaks down how to pronounce his first name. Especially helpful for this slow-witted brute. But Dakowicz realizes that some of us are beyond help and writes, “If this is too difficult then just call me ‘Magic’.” And that name is indeed appropriate. Because capturing magic on the street is what Dakowicz excels at.
Who is Maciej Dakowicz
Maciej Dakowicz, born 1976 in Poland, is a member of the iN-PUBLiC street photography collective. According to his bio on the collective’s site, he bought his first camera in 2000 while working in Hong Kong. The passion for photography took him over and he was hooked. After traveling extensively, he moved to Wales in 2004 to study for his PhD and to work at university. In 2009, he became a professional photographer, leaving the academic world. However, in 2010, he did complete his PhD. But Dakowicz‘s photography work during that time is what started him on a path to being a street legend.
Street Photo of the week by Maciej Dakowicz
This week we are featuring a photograph of a Street Photographer that is truly gifted. If you like Street Photography books and Photography books in general, you might already know of Maciej Dakowicz and his really great book Cardiff After Dark. If you don’t know of Maciej, he is from Poland and he is a creative individual with a background in Computer Science. Currently he is a traveller, a gallerist and most importantly a Photographer. He is a member of collectives In-Public and Up-Posed and also the photography agency The Wideangle. Maciej’s work is well known in the wider Street Photography community and has been exhibited many times all over the world. His work has been published in books, websites and papers and he is recognised as one of the world’s current leading Street Photographers. On a photographic level he is mostly interested in documentary, travel and street photography. If you feel like you would like to learn from Maciej Dakowicz, he also teaches Street Photography workshops.