The 20 most influential street photographers for 2016


Street Hunters has recently asked its readers to vote for their most influential Street Photographer out of the list of 115, and has received 20,357 votes in total. It is understandable that each one is influenced by different Street Photographers for different reasons and that is what makes this vote even more interesting.

See the results below:

1) Bangladeshi photographer GMB Akash documents in his "Nothing To Hold On To" series the dangerous daily life of Bangladesh workers.

2) Rui Palha is a great photographer of atmospheric black-and-white photography.

3) Vineet Vohra, is an avid India-based street photographer.


4) Alex Webb’s photographs have beautiful compositions, intense color, and a stunning sense of visual complexity. He is a true master of his craft.

5) Jon Luvelli is an Italian American documentary and street photographer based out of Columbia, Missouri. Luvelli is best known for his candid photographs of people in rural areas of the United States. He mostly shoots in black and white emphasizing composition, perspective and contrast.

6) Eric Kim’s popular street photography workshops bring the elusive art to people from all walks of life

7) Angelo Ferrillo, an Italian-based photographer, has rich experience in photography teaching.

8) Simone Raso is a professional photographer from Varese, a town approximately 40 km north of Milan. His photography captures the search for the perfect moment and his shots attempt to express beauty through athletic movement.

9) Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the frenetic atmosphere of Tokyo through richly toned black and white street photography.

10) Trent Parke, the first Australian to become a Full Member of the renowned photographers' cooperative Magnum Photo Agency. Using harsh light and shadows to find beauty in the banal, his images offer an emotional and psychological portrait of Australia that is poetic, dramatic and often darkly humorous.

11) Pau Ll. Buscató. Originally from Barcelona and currently based in Oslo, Norway. Street Photography is his way of exploring the mundane nature of life.

12) Bruce Gilden is a street photographer. He is best known for his candid close-up photographs of people on the streets of New York City, using a flashgun.

13) Elliott Erwitt walked the streets looking for the lighter, humorous or ironic side of daily life.

14) Matt Stuart, a London-based photographer who's made his name with funny and quirky shots of humanity going about its business; shots that often materialize and then disappear so quickly that even the fastest autofocus system would fail to keep up.

15) David Alan Harvey is one of the living legends in street photography. He is a member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency, and also quite active in the contemporary photography world—featuring emerging photographers through burn magazine while teaching courses all around the world.

16)“The Americans” by Robert Frank is one of the most influential photo books published of all-time.

17) Martin Parr is widely acknowledged for his photographic projects that highlight, and gently satirize people and their cultures.

18) Andrea Scirè: “The street is like a stage; you must wait for actors to arrive”.

19) Adriano Cascio loves to capture the moment, the details and especially street photography.

20) French born and USA based photographer, Valerie Jardin is a well known and respected photographer. In her own words, she really is living the dream by travelling the worlds cosmopolitan cities and shooting exactly what she likes.

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