Definition of Street Photography

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No.1 Satoki Nagata

"What is Street Photography?"

I have been taking photographs on the streets for many years, and occasionally ask myself "what is street photography?"

I was looking for the definition of it for long time on the internet. There were not many and I could not get satisfied.

I was searching it in the wrong places. I had to search it inside of me. It was just there waiting to be found all of this time.

"Images created from the photographers' distinct point of view to capture the dynamics between humans and their created outdoor environments"

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The streets are created by us, humans. We alone have the ability to create, we lead our lives in the environments that we create. Thus, the points of creation and inhabiting are closely related. Street photography therefore is the attempt to capture these dynamics through photographic images, from the photographers' individual and distinct point of view.
Satoki Nagata
Chicago 2016

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All Photographs (c) Satoki Nagata

Satoki Nagata is Chicago-based visual artist. Born and raised in Japan, Satoki Nagata first came to the United States as a scientist. After twenty+ years in the field of neuroscience, Satoki recognized the connective limitations of science. He soon thereafter reallocated his professional focus on photography then film making. Satoki's website

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