Compare And Contrast
May 9th, 2008 - New York, United States
** Update April 4th, 2012 **
I'm not generally one for recycling my images, but here I am doing so for the second time in the space of a couple of weeks. On this occasion, however, it's for a good cause : I'm proud to say that this photograph has been selected as one of thirty-five or so of which prints are being auctioned on the specially created Street Collection site. I'm humbled to find myself in the company of great street photographers such as Nick Turpin and Nils Jorgensen in a selection curated by Sophie Howarth, editor of the wonderful Street Photography Now book, which came out to much critical acclaim last year.
Please find below the official press release :
"Street Photography has been enjoying an extraordinary renaissance in the last few years with a raft of dedicated publications, festivals, magazines and exhibitions. Now leading practitioners from across the world have come together to offer their work in an online sale to raise money for PhotoVoice, a charity that raises money to fund projects with marginalised communities, and helps them communicate through the power of photography.
The Street Collection includes beautiful, dramatic, comic and moving images that capture the energy and idiosyncrasy of everyday life on streets across the globe. 500 prints will be available at just £100 each. This is a unique opportunity to buy outstanding street photographs at an affordable price. Many of the prints available are well known but have never previously been available for purchase.
Participating photographers include: Nick Turpin, David Gibson, Maciej Dakowicz, Nils Jorgensen, Mark Alor Powell, Arif Asci, Stephen McLaren, Mimi Mollica, Polly Braden and Ying Tang. The sale is curated by Sophie Howarth, co-author of Street Photography Now (Thames and Hudson, 2010).
Buyers will be able to view all the available photographs online at www.thestreetcollection.net from 4th April. Online sales open at 10am on 11th April."
** End of Update **
I arrived in New York to news that there was a flood warning in place this evening - apparently two to three inches (that's five to seven and a half centimetres) of rain are forecast tonight. But I've been looking forward to this trip for 18 months, and there was no way I was going to let my enthusiasm be dampened (literally or metaphorically) by a spring shower. So out I went. Fortunately, I wasn't the only one.
Please click here to view on black.
This photograph has been blogged on Musical Rambling... and The Tea Leaf... and Hecyra... and Inspiration DC... and is referenced on club-sejour.fr/new-york/galerie... and Digital Picture Zone... and to my great pleasure, it's been all over tumblr several times !!
As of November 25th 2009, part of this image is being used as the banner on the home page of the WNYC radio culture site.