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The Closer the Better: 11 Spectacular Up Close Street Photography Shots

By Madeline - 3 min read

“If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa

Street photography is about capturing chance encounters in a public place. It’s about spontaneity and uncertainty, urban landscapes and socio-documentary, the culture of the everyday. Photographing people on the streets from close distances can be terrifying – but being bolder and stepping closer makes for incredible street photography.

The pictures below were picked from the Up Close Street Photography Mission. Thanks to Nicholas Goodden and Street Photography London for partnering with us on this one!

The Winning Shot:

Bus Stop.

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MaxGor

Congratulations @MaxGor – an Olympus Pen F camera is on its way to you! Keep your eyes peeled for Max’s interview on Street Photography London and scroll down to see the other finalists.

The Runners Up:

LOW SECTION OF WOMAN WITH LEGS CROSSED

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Victoria J Hart

PORTRAIT OF DOG

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Jem Lumibao

Low section of woman walking on red carpet
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Issaret Chalermsopone

Demo Democracy

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MaxGor

WOMAN STANDING IN POND
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Petar Boban

MAN HOLDING CAMERA

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Petra Urbath

WOMAN IN POND

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Carlo Zamora

FULL LENGTH OF YOUNG WOMAN STANDING ON SIDEWALK
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Issaret Chalermsopone

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Keiichi Ichikawa

PORTRAIT OF YOUNG WOMAN STANDING ON TREE

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Luke Lao

Love street photography? Check out the following posts for more:

Our interview with Street Photography London’s Nicholas Goodden
10 lessons we can learn from street photographer Saul Leiter
Explore Bangladesh with street photographer Jerrel Oron

Header image by @JemLumibao.

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