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Enjoy These Incredible Top 25 Modern Street Photographs


All About Photo Magazine recently released its 15th edition where the publishers wanted to feature the best in street photography, with the goal of looking for the heart and soul of a society and its people captured in still images.

The 15th edition of the magazine is titled “Streets” and features modern street photographers from 12 different countries.

The images below were selected for their ability to “grasp decisive moments” and for allowing viewers to “become a spectator of their wanderings” and curious observers of people’s behavior. The top three photographers won cash prizes, with the remaining images still published as highlighting some of the best modern street photography.

John Maloof wrote: ‘A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition, impeccable timing, a populist or humanitarian outlook and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment.’

The twenty-five winning photographers did just that and captured life in towns and cities around the world.

Below are the top three photographs, each of which won a cash prize:

1st Place Winner: Francesco Gioia (Italian living in UK)
Lady in Red in Green Park, London from the series “Wake up in London”
2nd Place Winner: Paul Kessel (USA)
Q Train – A mother and her two daughters from the series “NYC Subways”
3rd Place Winner: Robert Virga (USA)
Broadway, New York, NY, 2015 from the series ‘In the Street: A Humanist Landscape’

Below are the remaining Merit winners, in no particular order:

Yago Daniel Ruiz Rizaldos (United Kingdom)
Thomas Hackenberg (Germany)
Old-style photography. San Gimignano, Italy, 1991 from the series ‘Candid Street Humor’
Stephen Hoffman (USA)
Church services in the age of covid. In 2012 after hurricane Sandy this church was completely ruined and services had to be outside. Now we are again in the same position with Covid19 where services have to be held outside from the series ‘Coney Island Beyond the boardwalk’
Sonia Costa (Italy)
Black mask – Girl travelling by tramway in Rome. Due to Covid-19 pandemic second waive masks have become compulsory in all Italian territory everywhere, indoor and outdoor. November 2020, Rome Italy
Shahar Tishler (Israël)
Untitled (Dov) from the series ‘The People of Haifa’
Robert Bonk (USA)
Waiter At Palazzo Biscari, Catania Sicily 2018 © Robert Bonk
Phil Duval (Australia)
Reflective crossing
Peter Devenyi (Canada)
Mohammad Mohsenifar (Iran)
A muslim old man is passing in front of a grand graffiti with the words which reminds the Mashhad city holy shrine, Iran
Masis Usenmez (France)
Vertigo I – In these street photography series I tried to give a feeling like vertigo with long exposure and camera shake.
Ivan Ferrer (Israël)
Balancing Act – This picture was taken on Lomé, the capital of the west African country Togo
Ignasi Raventos (Spain)
Eulalia, la belle
Giuseppe Cardoni (Italy)
Metropolitan Fragments
Giedo van der Zwan (The Netherlands)
Dog & Company from the series ‘Pier to Pier’
Francesco Cremonese (Italy)
Ice Cream from the series ‘Summer Reminiscences’
Daniele Esposito (Belgium)
Le Pitch-Pin
Anna Biret (France)
Lonely Boy from the series ‘Touch me with your gaze’
Alice Christine Walker (USA)
Cherry Red from the series “Viva Las Vegas”
Alexandra Avlonitis (USA)
Red Balloon At Coney Island from the series ‘The Beach’
Alessandro Deluigi (Italy)
The yellow line from the series ‘Points of view’
© Forrest Walker, Mumbai Legs
The illusion of a man’s lone legs rest along Mumbai’s Marine Drive under the morning sun. Mumbai, India
Michael Ruggiero (USA)
Bocce Time – Rome, Italy from the series ‘Anonymous Citizens’

All About Photo says that it invites dedicated and passionate photographers from all around the world to share their work in its printed edition. Each issue is central to a specific theme and provides a gallery of inspiring imagery, focusing on each artist with their own experience to share.

The organization says that they are honored to be a part of the process of jurying work from such an amazing call for entry and to be able to design such a beautiful, hand-curated publication of the best contemporary photography. It showcases exclusively the winners of AAP Magazine’s call of entries organized by All About Photo all year long.

Copies of the printed magazine can be ordered here, and the many upcoming competitions can be found here.

Image credits: Each image individually credited and used with permission from the competition “All About Photo AAP Magazine #15 STREETS” courtesy of All About Photo and PhotoPublicity.