5 Street Photographers to Follow on Facebook
I don’t know about your newsfeed, but street photographers have been overtaking my Facebook newsfeed lately. It’s probably my own doing — I had followed one and it became an addiction. And now I am writing this post so you can have this addiction as well. My rationale is this: Facebook is increasingly becoming a global network for every individual who joins it. I’m friends with people across the globe (thanks to my study abroad experience), but I know very little about their own culture. So following street photographers who updated my newsfeed with interesting and emotional photos daily seemed like a good way to get snippets of various cultures. So here are 5 street photographers to follow on Facebook!
1. Humans of New York
I’ve been following Humans of New York for about 2 months, and it has been a magnificent way to brighten up my day. The creator of HONY posts anything from 3-7 pictures a day, featuring any person he found appealing in any of New York’s boroughs — young, old, in between — and writing a snippet of a conversation that occurred when he took the photo. It’s both inspiring and addicting — an excellent way to waste time! Since then, other fantastic street photography pages have shown up on Facebook. Read on to find out about other street photographers!
2. Souls of San Francisco
This photographer takes a different approach than HONY does. Instead of utilizing the scenery to create a story, Souls of San Francisco focuses on a person’s eyes. As a result, it is typically only a head shot of a person around San Francisco. It’s absolutely breathtaking.
3. Humans of Copenhagen
I have never been to Copenhagen, and it is on my bucket list to go there! These two photographers were inspired by HONY to start Humans of Copenhagen, and it has been a new experience, being treated to a photo a day of individuals in a city I dream to go to. I think it’s really appealing how this page is run by students. And look at that child they photographed above! Who wouldn’t like their Facebook page after seeing that cutie?
4. Humans of Tel Aviv
To be honest, Tel Aviv is a completely foreign world to me. I know very little about it besides what I read on Wikipedia. But that’s what makes the demographic census concept of it so fascinating to me. With HONY, I understood the eclectic culture and really related as a result. With HOTA, I get an educational experience, viewing snippets of Tel Aviv’s culture, shot by shot. Like recently, it was Holocaust Rememberence Day, and the photographer took a shot of a family’s forearms, which had a tattoo of the ID number of their relative who was a Holocaust survivor. Already, I felt a connection. So you see that photo? Click on it and support Humans of Tel Aviv!
5. Humans of Rome
The photographer behind Humans of Rome does an excellent job of story telling. He doesn’t do only posed portraits — there are many candid shots as well, like you can see above. He attaches a detailed story to many of the candid shots that are both insightful and amusing. And plus, it’s Rome! Who wouldn’t want to follow a street photographer around a city like ROME?
P.S. There is another “Humans of” themed Facebook page, Humans of Beirut, but it only has one photo on it so far so I don’t have much to say. I would say that it would be worth it to see where this page is going!
P.P.S. I grabbed all the images from their respective Facebook pages.