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January 23, 2018 - Street Portraits



Throughout our lives, we meet amazing people and witness surprising events. Some of them stay with us for good while others fall into oblivion soon after. Technology now makes it possible to immortalize the people and circumstances that made an impression or stirred an emotion at one time in our existence. This assignment is about some of the people you encounter by chance, may never meet again but wish to remember forever. It is about street portraits.


The myriad-faceted street

The street is the perfect, the best place to see and capture people. You won't find a more authentic, true-to-life photo setting than this. It's the place where you see human interaction and loneliness, happiness and misery, pretense and honesty, old and new, past and present, multi-generations and multiculturalism, all fusing into an endless myriad of possible street portraits. Your fashionista neighbor going for another bold look this morning, the delivery guy going about his daily job, the street vendors at work, the thoughtful stranger sipping his coffee, the homeless violinist in the corner, the hectic mass heading for the subway entrance, the elderly women chitchatting at the corner, the casual people at the flea markets, the two friends having a casual lunch break on a park bench, these are all examples of good street portraits. If you can't find your street motivating enough, random street gatherings, a local festival you stumble upon or even a courtyard sales are also great opportunities to take candid shots for this assignment.


Take the challenge

Now is your chance to really notice the people and show us what makes them interesting, different, unique, bold, unusual, beautiful. We're looking to see real people and also get a glimpse into their story. With your portraits, we expect you to challenge stereotypes of beauty, gender, body types, body shapes and show us what makes each individual beautiful and unique. Or what you found amazing in a person so as to take their shot. It may be the freckles, the wrinkles, the sad smile, the stunning eyes, the frown, the clothes, the posture, the huge eyeglasses on the tiny face, the determination, the composure, the walk, the angry face, the lost look, anything that makes the portrait impressive. We're also expecting to see plenty of diversity or race, age, gender, religion, you name it. The street is the place where you can find them all. Ask for permission, get releases where possible and let's celebrate our diversity.


Authenticity and beyond

So we're really looking for candid, casual portraits that tell a story, taken in the most authentic setting possible, the street. Whether you'll focus on one person or on the street dynamics, it's up to you, as long we see real-life shots with real life people we can relate to. But think authenticity beyond candor or atmosphere and also show us uniqueness or group belonging: traditional costumes or tattoos for instance. Think of ethnic differences translated into fashion styles and how people adopt these to make a statement about who they are. Think of generation gaps seen in the street fashion style, millennial vs baby boomers. Maybe they dress exactly the same, maybe they dress differently. Think of the unconventional in anything: beauty, fashion, hairstyle, filters, angles. Remember that the Instagram filter is in demand for street portraits. Also, think outside of the city as there's much authenticity to be found on the village as well. Illustrators are also welcome to show us how they see street authenticity and authentic people on the street.

Both Royalty Free and Editorial files are welcome for this assignment, just mark them as "assignment files" at upload.
1. upload the image via FTP or via upload page.
The image is now in your unfinished files, please do not edit the image from the unfinished files folder at all, instead go to the next step.
2. go to assignment page, choose escalate to level 5 or sell the rights option and hit submit.
3. choose the file you will be submitting to the assignment from the row of already uploaded images under the assignment text.
4. continue upload as usual.
Get out and walk the streets, amazing people are waiting to be seen through your lens and pens.

December 11, 2017 - My neighborhood


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Approved images: 168 out of 1439 images submitted
Rated: 4.11

November 2, 2017 - Wallpapers


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Approved images: 168 out of 1766 images submitted
Rated: 3.72

September 21, 2017 - Devil of the details


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Approved images: 168 out of 328 images submitted
Rated: 4.45

August 11, 2017 - Love my work place


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Approved images: 168 out of 892 images submitted
Rated: 3.79

June 29, 2017 - Volcanoes


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Approved images: 168 out of 769 images submitted
Rated: 4.14

May 12, 2017 - Earth Calling


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Approved images: 168 out of 1183 images submitted
Rated: 3.76

March 20, 2017 - A sky full of stars


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Approved images: 168 out of 712 images submitted
Rated: 4.05

January 30, 2017 - Crowds


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Approved images: 168 out of 1597 images submitted
Rated: 3.52

December 7, 2016 - WOW!


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Approved images: 168 out of 872 images submitted
Rated: 3.58

October 20, 2016 - Wear it proudly


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Approved images: 168 out of 722 images submitted
Rated: 3.95

September 5, 2016 - A pet's perspective


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Approved images: 196 out of 1108 images submitted
Rated: 3.43

July 18, 2016 - Share the summer spirit


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Approved images: 169 out of 1703 images submitted
Rated: 3.57

May 30, 2016 - Usual people in unusual situations


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Approved images: 170 out of 938 images submitted
Rated: 4.23

April 14, 2016 - See me working


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Approved images: 170 out of 1148 images submitted
Rated: 4

March 1, 2016 - Landmarks of underrated towns


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Approved images: 171 out of 2237 images submitted
Rated: 3.76

January 18, 2016 - Real people in real time


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Approved images: 173 out of 1840 images submitted
Rated: 3.53

December 7, 2015 - Be Kind


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Approved images: 173 out of 751 images submitted
Rated: 3.76

October 21, 2015 - In Soft View and Mood


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Approved images: 174 out of 2020 images submitted
Rated: 3.09

September 11, 2015 - The magic of colors


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Approved images: 175 out of 2028 images submitted
Rated: 3.66


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