Our Take It To The Streets Photo Contest Winner!!!.
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A few weeks ago we hosted a fantastic photo contest called Take It To The Streets. We had several great street photo entries and it was really tough to pick a winner but I narrowed it down to my top three which I felt really reflected the theme of street photography.
These three photos all reveal street photos at their best – a touch of emotion and a feeling of being in a certain place at a certain time while witnessing a specific moment in time. It was really tough to choose between these three images but ultimately the shot from Venice won me over because the photographer did a great job conveying the juxtaposition of poverty and tourism. I also love that she incorporated a feeling of movement in the image which helps bring even more focus to the kneeling woman begging for change. Well done!
Congratulations Pauline Susanto of Lem0n and Lime!
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Pauline tells us what attracted her to this street photo: “I took this picture in front of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy. It was the contrast of movements that intrigued me the most – the bustling tourists and the very-still beggar (she remained in that position for quite some time!). Very typical of popular cities!”
Runner Up #1:
I loved the colors in this image and that immediately grabbed my attention. The hand poking out of the curtain was an amazing detail caught at jut the right time. I love little moments like this.
Tam says: “…I am currently living on a tiny island in the Caribbean called Dominica. My husband and I are over here volunteering for a year. I took this picture today actually, I was walking past a rum shack in town and noticed how colourful the window was. So I quickly snapped a picture. It wasn’t till I was on the computer did I noticed her hand poking out to see what was going on outside. To me that just made this picture.”
Runner Up #2:
I really loved the pure emotion from the subject in this photo. The girl is dancing and oblivious to everthing else going on around her – she is purely in the moment. Sara did an awesome job of recognizing the raw emotion and joy in the image and a great job of snapping this shot while looking at the dancer directly instead of from behind.
Sara did a great job capturing emotion with this shot. She explains: “I took this photo in the summer of 2010 at the Mermaid Parade on Coney Island. I was snapping photos left and right, admiring the brilliant colors and sassy get-ups the participants had. I particularly liked this one because the woman’s expression in the foreground really embodied the overall atmosphere of celebration and fun of the parade!”
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