Street Scene 2020 Photo Contest Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists in our Street Scene 2020 photo contest!

We received an impressive number of outstanding submissions, and it was a challenge for our judges to select the finalists from so many great entries. Check out the finalist images in the slideshow below.

We will be announcing the prize winners of the contest soon. Follow us on social media for the announcement, or check back at the Street Scene contest page.

"Chelsea Area, Manhattan" by Ronald Cooley

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Street photography ranges from straight documentation of events–mundane or newsworthy, generally with little or no enhancement of the original photo–to the province of “pure” visual art, including light and shadow; forms and shapes–usually found in an urban setting. But at either end of the spectrum, the scene itself can change; the photo captures a moment that is gone forever. This street photo from 2010 is more on the “art” side. I was on foot zig¬zagging east and west on Chelsea streets, mixing in some art gallery visits along with street photography–both of which I have been doing for decades. I knew the bright late-afternoon sun creating long, knife-edged shadows and silhouettes, when added to the textures and geometry of the street, could create some shooting opportunities with the pedestrians, some walking by, others hanging out. I tried a few shots, and this was my favorite that day.

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