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Photograph by Bengt Alm – Uneasy Streets

Since last year, I have been curating a Flickr group called Uneasy Streets.  I accept about 5 of every 100 submissions.  Most of the images are from urban streets, but I also include compelling images in close proximity to the street (i.e. along the shore and in subway entrances).  These are the guidelines for my selection process:

I’m looking for intense street photography of people at close range, images that capture interesting interactions among people and the energy of life in the city.

I’m also interested in moments that capture the tension that is evident between subject and photographer, as well as moments when people seem isolated within the city.

PREFERRED IMAGES: compelling, gritty, new visions of people in the city, compositions that demonstrate keen observation and intuition as a photographer, capturing odd, tense, or humorous moments. I also want images that provide a sense of drama, invite a narrative, capture juxtapositions and visual puns, or make me ask a question.

*** No street images without people

*** No images that are more about the architecture than people the people shown.

*** No obviously posed group images.

*** Please do not submit cityscapes, sunsets, babies in strollers, tourist snapshots, flowers, or anything not related to the group description.

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Photograph by “Johnny Shakedown” – Uneasy Streets

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Photograph by Rammy Narula – Uneasy Streets

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Photograph by ilan Ben yehuda (Jerusalem) – Uneasy Streets