...Is International Street Photographers Day. (Henri Cartier-Bresson's birthday, August 22nd. He would have been 105.)
Plan to take your camera down to the street sometime during the day!
(Thanks to Jan Kwarnmark)
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Herman Krieger: "The Decisive Moment: Documentary and Street. Juried by Christopher Rauschenberg, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon."
Mike replies: Congratulations on your inclusion Herman. I remember that shot of yours.
Bear.: "Take your camera down to the street. But don't shoot into open windows!"
Gill: "you might be interested in this selection of street photography, from the 1870s...I stumbled across these photographs from the London School of Economics Digital Library and thought they are an absolutely fascinating historical insight. The LSE even has a PDF of the book in which they are published available for download."
Mike replies: Thanks Gill. A famous and historically significant book. Maybe for those who don't get out with their cameras tomorrow—not everyone is a street photographer or even wants to try—an online stroll through Thomson would be a good alternative way to celebrate the day.
cb: "...But not in France any more."
Mike replies: Yes, but funnily enough, my response to that Lens piece was that photographing angry people objecting to having their picture taken in France would be a good idea for a project. Of course, you might need to wear a nose guard (my brother actually got punched in the nose in France once).