My photograph, “Empire State Building, 2010″, was one of 43 pictures in the Texas Photography Society’s 26th Annual Members Only Show–opened September 13 at Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi through October 13, 2013. It received one of 5 honorable mentions among over 600 images judged by Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor for National Geographic. To […]

What is Street Photography?

What is Street Photography? by Larry E. Fink It is a branch of realistic fine-art photography that—traditionally—records un-posed scenes in public places (streets, parks, restaurants, stores, museums, libraries, airports; train, bus, and subway stations, etc.) It began in earnest in the 1920s (though there are earlier examples), when camera and film technology made spontaneous, hand-held […]

Great Street Photographers

GREAT STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS SELECTED “FIRST-GENERATION” STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS  ANDRE  KERTESZ  (1894-1985)  Hungarian; first great street photographer: “Whatever we have done, Kertész did first.”  –Henri Cartier-Bresson ROBERT DOISNEAU  (1912-1994)  French; traveled little; Paris based; square format for earlier work; wit & humor HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON  (1908-2004)  French; world traveler; photojournalist; perhaps the best known photographer in the world, […]

Why I Photograph

THE ESSAY BELOW ACCOMPANIES FOURTEEN OF MY PARIS STREET PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE LANGDON REVIEW OF THE ARTS IN TEXAS (VOLUME 10, 2013-14), PUBLISHED BY TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY (STEPHENVILLE, TX)   Why I Photograph  by Larry E. Fink   Some kids look through a telescope or a microscope, and that’s it.  Stars or microbes for the […]

A Photographer Reviews Stephen Scobie’s The Measure of Paris

THIS ESSAY IS ADAPTED FROM A POWERPOINT TALK PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF COLLEGE TEACHERS OF ENGLISH HELD AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (ABILENE, TX) FEBRUARY 21-23, 2013  A Photographer Reviews Stephen Scobie’s The Measure of Paris (University of Alberta Press, 2010)  by Larry E. Fink, Professor of English, Hardin-Simmons University     […]