As part of WNYC’s Street Shots Online Photo Festival, we discuss the legality and ethics of taking photos of everyday people in New York. Bruce Gilden, one of the participants in Street Shots, and Eileen Clancy, founding member of Picture New York, discuss the changing rules of street photography. We also hear from Paul Browne, Deputy Commissioner for Public Information at the NYPD, who helps explain some of the policy surrounding public photography.
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In 2005, Scott Schuman began blogging. His site, The Sartorialist, is proof-positive that pictures tell the story: a snapshot of someone in all their glory, a triumph of their personal style. His blog is now a book, he tells us all about it.
Schuman traces the blog’s development from its beginning as a hobby, his aim to capture the city as well as the individual in each photograph; the distinction between "stylish" and "fashionable," how his selfish photographic motives ultimately benefit the subject, and that his success isn’t due to his knowledge of fashion, but because he is a regular guy from the midwest.