Street Photo of the Week #3

Children are one of the most natural subjects for any street photographer – they simply love posing for cameras and don’t shy away from being photographed like older people. Not to say it’s not challenging for the same reasons. Capturing them candidly can be tricky and the photographer may need to spend more time with them (after of course taking a few photos of them goofing off for the camera) before capturing something more.

This week, we asked the BSP community to post their favorite photos of children. Many of the photos were very powerful but this one stood out:

"Street Kids" by Lindsay Manzella

Now although the main subject in the photo is looking straight at you, there’s also something very whimsical about the photo – whether it’s the boy’s hairstyle, the boy snickering behind him or even the business man in the background oblivious to the scene next to him. Something about this photo, no matter how often I look at it, puts a smile on my face. Do you agree? What do you think about this week’s selection? Feel free to share your own thoughts and interpretations about this photo with us here!

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2 responses to “Street Photo of the Week #3

  1. Thanks for choosing my photo! It was from our trip to Saida and I think it was one of my favorites from the day.

    It’s so true what you said. I love taking photos of kids but it can be challenging because they all want to pose for the camera and grab their friends to join in! This photo works for me because although one boy is looking right at the camera his face is so expressive. Then you have the boy in the background who just seems enamored by the older boy and is oblivious to the camera.

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