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Announcing the winners of the street photography competition

By Victoria Davis

This year, in honor of World Art Day, Oxford invited photographers of all levels to submit their best street photography. Thank you to all of you who submitted! We received many thought-provoking, original entries, and are now happy to announce the winners.

Street photography is, according to Grove Art Online, a “genre of photography that can be understood as the product of an artistic interaction between a photographer and an urban public space.”

First place goes to Emily Huang for her photo “One Direction” taken in Taipei, Taiwan. Both of our judges were immediately drawn to this photograph, with Dr. Lisa Hostetler (Curator-in-Charge at George Eastman House) explaining: “This is a witty image that speaks volumes about the ubiquity of cameras on urban streets today, a situation that has fundamentally altered the nature and practice of street photography. It also recalls precedents in the history of photography, such as Friedlander’s Mount Rushmore.”

"One Direction," Taipei, Taiwan. ©Emily Huang.
“One Direction,” Taipei, Taiwan. ©Emily Huang.

Emily will receive $100 worth of OUP books.

Second place goes to Leanne Staples for her photo “Life Goes One” taken in New York City. Dr. Hostetler explains: “An allusion to classic street photography, this photograph gives the viewer the sense of participating in the experience of the street alongside the photographer.”

“Life Goes On,” New York, NY. ©Leanne Staples.

Leanne will take home a copy of our Photography: A Very Short Introduction.

Congratulations to both of our winners!

Victoria Davis works in marketing for Oxford University Press, including Grove Art and Oxford Art Online.

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