Progressive-Street is a "gang" of international photographers looking at the other side, yes, but it is in this world.
We are an Art Gallery and Agency: streets all over the World, a sight of reality, the eyes of the street.
We show the effects of globalization. We are a look at the Globalized World. Photography as ethnography, our ethos is an anthropological, sociological, social vision.
“Thanks to us, the street photographers, people see the real world” Robert Bannister
“There is another world, but it is in this one.” ― W.B. Yeats
"The photographer feels and represents the loneliness of humanity. This society is turning us into monads... and Street photographers are those who daily tell us about the loneliness of mankind through their shots. And that’s why words are superfluous in this realm. Only by looking at photographs we can understand this." Batsceba Hardy
"Born out of a love of fine coffee and watching the world go by" Robert Bannister
"For me street photography is an instinct, an attitude that takes you among people to stop time, a moment, a grimace or an important event. But always with the spirit of adventure and curiosity, nothing prepared, no project, only me and my camera and the life that surrounds me." Fabio Balestra
"I have no profound explanation for why I do what I do … for why I have this addiction to use a camera to document people on the street doing what they do … “some are mathematicians, some are carpenters' wives, don't know how it all got started, I don't know what they're doin' with their lives.”" Michael Kennedy
"Pure serendipity – that’s how I discovered Street Photography and that’s what I love about it." Jinn Jyh Leow
"Which approach is better? Well, this is a wrong question in the Zen sense. Neither approach is right or wrong. Instead, the question we have to ask ourselves as photographers is this: what do I want to photograph, and what story do I want to tell?" Lukasz Palka
"I'm interested in human presences inserted into light, shadows, colors and geometries, searching for something that sends the image "on the other side". "Orlando Durazzo
"Street photography is a way of living, nothing else for me. Shooting life and grab the instant with my camera; taking smiles, tears, laughs or thoughts is what I feel to do when I'm in the streets" Stefania Lazzari
"When I look at my old negatives, I realize I shot something similar to street photography right from the start." Niklas Lindskog
"With Street photography I don't have a choice. I must accept what I am given." Mark Guider
"Street Photography mainly helps me to understand that similarities between human beings are actually more than I was told." Alphan Yilmazmaden
"in the street there is always something to discover and to capture in one shot. Street photography documents emotions, relationships, everyday events where humans are protagonists. That's what I try to communicate with my shots, faces and expressions that otherwise would not be remembered…" Peppe Di Donato
"Street Photography for me is a natural expression of my love of people and their cities, tiny fragments of their life stories captured in one fleeting instant, the vibrance and emotion of the street, it lifts me up and drags me down and shakes my emotions all around, no other type of photography holds my attention like street." Gerri McLaughlin
"I believe that there are two moments that are pivotal in a street photographer’s life: the moment one starts street photography and the moment one finally understands why he is doing this." Karlo Flores
"As a street photographer, I try that my images portray social conditions but not engaging in poverty porn. I am happy when my photographs are used as a tool to provoke discussion, leading to social change. Namaste!" Alexander Merc
"Photographing the street supposes soaking up of it, of every emotion, sensation and exceptional and unforeseen situation that happens." Inés Madrazo Delgado
"Street photography is my means of connecting with the ever unfolding drama of human life." Siddhartha Mukherjee
"Wait for the street scene to resemble the lines of formal painting .. then click." Kevin Lim
“The street photography to me now means a way of documenting society with a critical view.” Andrea Ratto
“Street is real. Street is the truth captured through a lens.” Don Trammell
“Photography for me is a way to have fun, enjoy life, get to know new people … and eliminate boredom.” Boy Jeconiah
“Street photography is essentially part reality, part imagination. Street photography is fun and thrilling.” Abrar Asad
“It's so difficult to describe my sensations when I push that red-button" Marco DM
“It is the creation of art - and in every moment and wherever something happens, nothing is not the same and there are endless moments.” Hila Rubinshtein
“Street photography has become for me a real discovery, adventure and true enjoyment.” Edita Sabalionyte
“To me street photography is not just about taking random pictures. It really is a whole world. My world.” Anat Shushan
“I'm an urban beast, who likes to find beauty and interesting images in my environment and street photography is full filling my hunter-gatherer instincts.” Bogo Pečnikar
"I believe that taking photographs is a way to distract the time and touch, just for a moment, the eternity." Roberto Di Patrizi
“A street photographer has to be ever observant while on the street because most scenes only last for a few seconds before being lost forever.” Don Scott
“For me street photography is a matter of finding a visual moment that inspires me to click knowing there’s only one chance to get it right!” Harrie Miller
“I am focused on people – behavior, culture. I like natural scenes and not working in a studio. People in the street are in their native environment and I love to be the invisible observer. Sometimes I sit in a coffee shop and just look on people.” Neta Dekel
“Because in the street, everything changes, everything moves, just tilt at every corner. I like to photograph people in their daily life and without artifice.” Jean Lefranc
“To grasp the usual unusual, watch the complexity simple. Taking street photos teaches me to appreciate the matters we get used to.” Neville Fan
“I like to tell those stories that shake me or the people who, by their actions, beyond what they look like, can leave a mark on our hearts.” Pacho Coulchinsky
“When I’m on the street, I enjoy creating interactions with strangers from various social levels and different/heterogeneous types of people.” Eko Yulianto
“I want magic! I am looking for something special that makes me smile when I think of it.” Lola Minister
“Street captures the imagination, it excites me, it’s slices of life! We live on borrowed time; some shots help that time last just a little bit longer.” Keef Charles
“I search the connection to the people, the conversation. To be in impossible situations, even absurd ones. To shoot in "forbidden" places, especially those that are almost impossible to reach. Take a walk on the wild side is my moto” Shimi Cohen
“Since I discovered street photography I am more interested in it. When you go outside, each moment is different. It is the emotion of going out and not knowing what you are going to find.” Fran Balseiro
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Progressive-Street is an international community of street photographers and photo reporters that mix the art of photography in a multi-faced way to document the effects of globalization through their lenses.
We are focus on the ethnical, social and cultural events across the globe - thanks to our net of high-class photographers that cover areas from big cities to the smallest towns, sharing the places and stories of people that cover endless cultures in this pageant of humanity.
Our strength is derived from the independence of the photographers who become members after a severe process of selection concerning authenticable feelings, identity, ethical behavior and quality about the photography.
We reach a global audience thanks to Progressive-Street’s use of mainstream social platforms.
And now we have our own site where one can find cutting-edge photo-features and articles, plus incisive biographies of the photographers, personal galleries, and how to subscribe to our magazine.
Progressive-Street is a photography gang dedicated to the visual narrative of the street.
We go to the street for images that resonate with compelling insights of the human condition.
We seek images that reflect truths without the slick professionalism of the photojournalist.
We strive for an authenticity that is uncompromised and yet aesthetically beautiful.
We respect tradition but are not afraid of the currents of change. We are truly international in both our background and in our purpose.
We are Progressive-Street.
It was realised by Batsceba Hardy from a love of Street photography from roots within the Deviant Art site. It started its life as a group on FB in early 2017 with the entry of Robert Bannister, Michael Kennedy and Fabio Balestra and has assumed its current form at the beginning of 2018.