Hainan Island, People’s Republic of China, 1995
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The chance to observe another person inevitably triggers an introspection, whether conscious or unintentional, whether embraced or ignored. Similarly, the point to photographing, or painting or writing about anything, is to contemplate it, to become aware, to become part of it. And there’s no avoiding the effect – when you see an image of sorrow, you feel sorrow; when you see joy, you feel joy.
Street photography succeeds by feeding this inborn trait.