How do you solve a problem like street photography?

How do you solve a problem like street photography?
(Image credit: Fujifilm)

The dirt and grit of the street has been the birthing place for many great photographers, including the father of street photography himself, Henri Cartier-Bresson. However, the genre of street photography has had its fair share of controversy, especially in recent years with the advent of GDPR and stricter privacy legislation. 

The conflict between art and privacy came to a head this week, after Fujifilm deleted a promo video for the upcoming release of the Fujifilm X100V (it has since been re-uploaded by a different channel and you can view it below). This video showed street and portrait photographer Tatsuo Suzuki walking around the streets of Tokyo and taking photos of strangers. While this is pretty par for the course with street photography, many people took umbrage with his specific technique.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.