We spend quite a bit of time looking at street photography galleries. Photographers like Winogrand, Cartier-Bresson, Arbus, Robert Frank and their like. More often than not their photography focuses on the darker side of life on the street, whether it be crime, poverty or the marginalized – the Other.
Perhaps there is something more interesting in the Other in comparison to shooting pictures of what is familiar to your own sense of self.
Why are these photographs so compelling? Is it empathy? Schadenfreude?
To illustrate our point, the Parisian and pigeons . . .