The Art of Street Photography

Discover The Art of Street Photography with Magnum photographers

Seven world-class photographers - Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, Susan Meiselas, Richard Kalvar, Carolyn Drake, Peter van Agtmael and Mark Power - plus industry leaders, provide their unique insights, knowledge and experience to guide you through the process of honing your photography skills through a curriculum of ten engaging, in-depth, on-demand video lessons.

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10 Lessons

Enjoy a curriculum of ten themed video lessons featuring in-depth interviews, photographer case studies and on-location demonstrations.

10 Instructors

Seven Magnum photographers and three industry experts offer their honest advice and guidance.

24/7 Access

No deadlines, no time-limits. Enjoy the content at your own pace, available online 24/7.

Meet the Photographers

Bruce Gilden

Bruce Gilden has pounded the streets of his native New York and beyond since the 1960s, looking for the “characters” that feature in his typically close-up photographs.

Martin Parr

Throughout his career, British photographer Martin Parr has studied the idiosyncrasies of people across the whole spectrum of society, exploring cultural mores, traditions, and leisure pursuits.

Susan Meiselas

From the traveling girl shows of 1970s America to the frontline of civil war in Nicaragua, to her own street, American photographer Susan Meiselas takes a collaborative approach to making work.

Richard Kalvar

Richard Kalvar describes his approach to photography as “more like poetry than photojournalism – it attacks on the emotional level, although poetry works through sound and photography through seeing.”

Carolyn Drake

American photographer Carolyn Drake is known for her lyrical and collaborative approach to documentary photography.

Peter van Agtmael

American photographer Peter van Agtmael’s practice is mainly dedicated to documenting issues pertaining to social justice in America, from the war in Iraq to issues closer to home.

Mark Power

British photographer Mark Power keeps what he describes as "a physical and metaphorical distance” between himself and the subject.

What you’ll learn

Find the right mindset

Learn what key mental attributes are required to improve your work as a photographer and gain traction in the industry.

Frame the unexpected

Discover the importance of the frame in street photography. Learn what it takes to get into the right place at the right time to capture the unexpected.

Photographing people

Learn different approaches to photographing people on the street, from candid to street portraiture, and gain confidence in photographing strangers.

Develop your photographic voice

Gain invaluable advice and insight on how to develop your voice as a photographer through the making and editing of your work.

Master the editing process

Delve into the different approaches to editing your work. Create meaning through editing and sequencing.

Learn from photographers in the field

See your tutors in action as they photograph in a variety of locations, from Bruce Gilden on the streets of New York to Martin Parr at a county fair

Learn from world-class photographers in the first online course from Magnum Photos, The Art of Street Photography.

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