September 2000 Top Ten
Photo Web Sites
Reviewed by Mason Resnick
William Klein, New York
The dramatic work of French photography legend William Klein is shown here, in this French-only site. One of the most influential documentary photography collections on the web.
Selections from Robert Frank's seminal 1950's document of the gritty side of America at peace. Reproduction quality varies, but if you've never seen his work before, visit this site. It's important.
Collector's Photo Market
This is an interesting concept: a consignment gallery which sells both historically significant photos and prints by emerging artists. If you're looking to decorate your walls or add to your collection, this is a good place to start looking.
Behind the Velvet Rope
A part of the outstanding, recently-redesigned JournalE web site, this three-part essay by Chris Usher documents the behind-the-scenes life of the White House press corps. It's the making of history in the making! (Note: ignore the annoying sign-in pop-up screen)
A site filled with Brian David Stevens' impactful street photography-influenced photojournalism. It's divided into images of Serbs marching in London during NATO action in Kosovo, candid photos of members of the Nation of Islam, and an outstanding section personal work "Life is Passing me By." Don't pass this one by.
G. Mark Smith's street photography has an international flavor, with photos taken in New York, France, Australia, Cuba, Netherlands and elsewhere. Check out "Searching for Washington Square," "Streets of the Cold War" and "Sleeping in the City". The work shows good reflexes and a keen eye for the moment. Some color.
Michael Manning, Emergence Street Photography
"Moved by light, photography is my ministry" says photographer Michael Manning of his approach to street photography. His work, mostly made in New York and New Orleans, captures subtle moments, fascinating people and body language in deceptively casual compositions.
Karl Polverino Photography
A hodgepodge of photojournalism, scenics and random people photos with a decidedly British flavor. Full sized images could be a bit larger, but overall good work.
Tom Erlandsen Foto
Check out the impressionistic jazz photos and charismatic people pictures in this site. While it could do with a better design and some editing, the pictures at their best are worth a visit.
Bill Osterman combines a photojournalistic approach with a street photographer's sensibilities to create this ecclectic collection of street shots. His most recent work takes a political approach--the pictures were taken this summer in Philadelphia, of protesters outside the Republican convention.
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