Street photography is at once the hardest and easiest genre of photography. Everybody has access to a subject – just step outside your own front door – but not everybody can produce the kind of skilful work we want to see. Paying attention to the everyday movements of folk as they go about their business – and spotting the extraordinary within the mundane – is what makes great photographers of this genre stand out. Getting to know the work of some of the masters of street can pay dividends. Take a look at Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and Vivian Maier. More contemporary practioners include Martin Parr, Niall McDiarmid and Nick Turpin, look them all up to see what works – and what doesn’t.
£1,000 of SIGMA prizes, plus subscriptions to Amateur Photographer magazine to be won.
Expert panel's winner: SIGMA will give the panel's winner £1,000-worth of prizes of the their choice.
Crowd winner: The community vote winner wins a one-year digital subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine, and a 1 year master-level subscription to Photocrowd.
The overall winner of APOY 2020 will receive £2,000-worth of prizes of their choice from SIGMA.
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Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020’.