ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY and other life changing events

KNUT SKJÆRVEN/PHOTOGRAPHER/WRITER/RESEARCHER

CHANGE OF PLATFORM: CLICK IMAGE TO GO THERE

Sometimes you are taken where you don’t necessary want to go.  In the future, I will host this site myself and not by wordpress. Click the image to follow the … Continue reading

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The Forefathers

Who’s are the forefathers of street photography in Europe? Here are some names that should be recognised: Eugene Atget (1857-1927); Brassaï (1899-1984); Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004); Rene Burri (1933-2014); Robert Capa (1913-1954); Robert Doisneau (1912-1994); Alfred Eisenstaedt … Continue reading

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New Street Agenda, The Workshop, Berlin June 18 – 21, 2015.

Yes, this is the photograph that Financial Times used for their article on street photography November 1, 2014. Today you will see it two times. It is also the logo I will … Continue reading

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Yours Truly in Financial Times

    Of course I am happy about this. Click the image to see the reason why. Never in my dreams could I have imagined that my efforts in and … Continue reading

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Selfie For John Kerry

Interesting and quite unexpected things happen away from home. Like this Wednesday when I stumbled into Mr. John Kerry, United States Secretary of State, on his way from his lunch restaurant to the … Continue reading

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The Seven Ups: What I Learned About Street Photography Without Asking Anybody Else.

Good morning this morning. When it comes down to it the best teacher you can have is yourself. Be inspired, of course. Make friends and learn from them but make … Continue reading

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What Sturgeon’s Law May Tell You About Street Photography.

I became aware of this late last night. Yes, you could say that Sturgeon’s  Law is nothing but a repetition of what Vilfredo Pareto (1848 – 1923) already indicated in … Continue reading

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Will McBride

Will McBride at the opening of C/O Berlin, Berlin, October 29, 2014. © Knut Skjærven. All rights reserved.

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Elliott Erwitt

Elliot Erwitt giving autographs at C/O Berlin, Berlin, October 29, 2014. © Knut Skjærven. All rights reserved.

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Elliott Erwitt Will Be There. Will McBride Is Sure To Come Too. And Thomas Hoepker.

Elliott Erwitt, Thomas Hoepker, Will McBride und Luise Schröder. Who can say now to that? Two days from today. Oh yes, I almost forgot: I will be there :-). #ellioterwitt … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Not only that. It will help establish the old west as the new east in terms of photography in Berlin.

Not quite there yet but they will be. They have to be. Amerika Haus, was an institution established by the Americans shortly after WWII to give the Germans glimpses of the … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Personal Icon: Kids In Alley.

Do you have a personal icon? I have. Not many but a few. We are talking about street photography. I think it is important that you have one or a … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

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