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Photo du Jour: Hong Kong, 1949

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As a young man of eighteen, photographer Ho Fan had just moved with his family from Shanghai to Hong Kong in order to escape the pressures of Communism. Still mending from the wounds of World War II, the people of Hong Kong enchanted the artist, drawing him from the routine studio setting and into the streets, which were at that time populated mainly by venders and construction workers. He shot this particular image in 1949.

Rich and Miserable: Portraits of Shoppers on Rodeo Drive in 1984

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Stereotypical ideas about the residents of Los Angeles, in usually sunny Southern California, often revolve around the concept of fun in the sun had by vapid, shallow people who are always smiling. Occupying the upper echelon of this social landscape is Rodeo Drive, the famed designer shopping area in Beverly Hills, one of the poshest enclaves in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles native, photographer Anthony Hernandez picked Rodeo Drive as the subject of his very first color photography project, after shooting black-and-white street scenes in his native Los Angeles. The photos are collected in Rodeo Drive, 1984, published by Mack Books 27 years after they were made.

Zed Nelson’s ‘A Portrait of Hackney’ Depicts the Mélange of Cultures in a Gentrifying East London Neighborhood

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Zed Nelson

For many of our readers the story of waves of hipsters gentrifying previously undesirable neighborhoods, eventually and circumstantially pushing out the previous communities, will be a familiar one. For photographer Zed Nelson, Hackney, the East London neighborhood where he grew up and still lives, has provided him with rich fodder for A Portrait of Hackney, published by Hoxton Mini Press

Garry Winogrand, a Godfather of Street Photography, Takes NYC with Simultaneous Exhibitions

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Central Park Zoo, New York, 1967 © Garry Winogrand. Collection of Randi and Bob Fisher

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Los Angeles, 1964 © Garry Winogrand. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Jeffrey Fraenkel

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Los Angeles, 1980-83 © Garry Winogrand. The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona

With a widely-reviewed, massive exhibition now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Bronx-born photographer Garry Winogrand has been given his first American retrospective in 25 years. The exhibition, which debuted last year at SFMoMA, then traveling to the National Gallery of Art, is on view now through September 21, 2014. At the same time, Rick Wester Fine Art and Pace/MacGill, both in NYC, are also mounting shows of Winogrand’s work. All three exhibitions, to varying degrees, feature lesser-known images along with the well-known favorites. The Met is also exhibiting posthumous and never-before-seen prints from Winogrand’s behemoth archive—he shot 26,000 rolls of film over the course of his lifetime. Winogrand begun working as a photographer only after enrolling at Columbia University on the G.I. Bill to study painting, first serving in the military as a weather forecaster. He lived a relatively short life, especially for one so productive, dying suddenly at the age of 56 in 1984.

Photo du Jour: A ‘Temporary Monk’

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Fallen // Zero, Thailand 2014

Polish photographer Kuba Ryniewicz wanders the world in search of a good stories. His images are imbued with an enchanting sense of adventure, traveling from Dubai to Iceland with his camera. In February, Ryniewicz went to Asia to study Theravada Buddhism, visiting Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.

Powerful Portraits Look Deep Into the Eyes of Homeless Men and Women

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With his powerful series Homeless, Manchester-based photographer Lee Jeffries compels us to remember the faces of those we too often ignore. As a beginning street photographer in 2008, the artist captured a homeless woman of eighteen years as she lay in a sleeping bag. When she called him out on the violation, he approached her and apologized. Listening to her story, Jeffries’s passions were ignited, and since that fateful day, he has traveled to Paris, Rome, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York in hopes of channeling the heartbreaks of daily life on the streets.

Coming of Age in NYC: Photos Explore the Frenzied Lives of Teenage Girls in the City

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If you were ever a fifteen year old girl, you likely remember it as a confusing time of experimentation and self discovery. In her recent recent documentary series Fifteen, Austin-based photographer Ilana Panich-Linsman examines both the defining moments and the subtleties of female teenage culture. Taking a fly-on-the-wall approach, Panich-Linsman observes as an outsider peering in at the sometimes peculiar and banal behaviors of girls at an arbitrary time in their lives.

Dreamlike Photos of Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s

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© 2014 Issei Suda. Courtesy Nazraeli Press

Issei Suda

© 2014 Issei Suda. Courtesy Nazraeli Press

Photographer Issei Suda, born in Tokyo in 1940 and raised through the war and post-war years, has documented the changing face of his city throughout the course of his career. Tokyokei, published by Nazraeli Press, is a group of 106 previously unpublished photos depicting daily life in Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s. Compared with the more popularized visions of the modern-day megacity, Suda captures a stillness, a moment of pause, in the much quieter city streets, even in the midst of a degree of hustle and bustle.

‘Taking My Time': Two New Books Full of Joel Meyerowitz’s Masterful Street Photography

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New York City, 1975 © Joel Meyerowitz. Courtesy Phaidon. 

Capturing the quintessential perfect moment in uncontrolled, public settings depends on a magical confluence of elements that suddenly, momentarily, match up so exquisitely they seem choreographed. For the masterful photographer Joel Meyerowitz, these moments decorate the massive pantheon of his work like confetti—so ridiculously plentiful that it starts to seem like an easy thing to capture; yet simultaneously communicating the immensity of his gift and acuity of his eye, from the very beginning, that Meyerowitz commands.

‘Teenage Kissers': Raw Photographs Capture Young Love

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The photographer and skateboarder Ed Templeton’s compelling series Teenage Kissers captures young people at the moment when innocence fades into experience, reading like a catalog of the hormone-driven anxieties and passions that come with sexual discovery. The angst-ridden narrative is brilliantly chaotic, jumping dizzyingly from black and white to color, from public spaces to intimate corners, landing on surprising moments of humor, tenderness, and theatricality.