The origins of StreetSeen

How did StreetSeen come about? Only a few short months ago, the three founding members, Roy Barry, Roj Smith and Graham Kidd, weren’t even aware of each others’ existence. The first unwitting step came in the autumn of 2012 when Roy, being a collector of old photography equipment, advertised on a local Yahoo-based Freegle group […]

I Am A Photographer, Not A Terrorist – A Cautionary Tale

This cartoon film by Gemma Atkinson should act as a cautionary tale for any would-be street photographers, whether they are professionals  or amateurs, who are inclined to photograph or film the police enacting their duties on the streets. The web site also includes links to useful information about your rights as a street photographer. Of […]

Fotoura International Street Photography Awards 2013

With 750 entries from 70 different countries, this year’s Fotoura International Street Photography Awards entries provide a fascinating insight into hometowns across the world. Alongside the winning entries in the Student Category, the Open Category winners and finalists will be featured in an exhibition taking place from 18 April to 27 April at ICN Gallery […]

New material

We’ve added some new material to the site: Roy Barry has written a new blog post on the emergence of camera/phone technology on the streets, and asks whether it’s a good thing. Graham Kidd has added some new images to the Let Sleeping Dogs Lie gallery, and a completely new gallery of Street Art & Graffiti. […]

Camera Phone Street Photography-The future, or an irrelevance?

      Maybe I am a Dinosaur, indignantly huffing and puffing, when a fellow ‘Photographer’ pulls out a camera phone and begins the customary predatorial stalk of a dialled in ‘Tog, going about their business? Perhaps I am from another age, an age that believed that the fully loaded SLR/DSLR camera was too big, […]

What IS Street Photography?

Of all the most recognised genres of photography, street photography is possibly one of, if not the hardest to define. Landscape, portraiture, wildlife, wedding, architecture, sport – all of these are very easy to define, and to an extent at least, have some distinct good-practice guidelines which will, if followed, help to produce good results. […]

The Walls Have Eyes: Abandoned Spaces Given Graffiti Facelifts

Street art as championed by the likes of Banksy has come to real prominence in the last few years. It isn’t street photography of itself, of course, but documenting it with a camera is a good subject FOR street photography. Here’s a fine example, documenting the work of Russian street artist Nomerz, who transforms the […]