Yannis Behrakis led the Reuters team that won a Pulitzer this year for its coverage of the Greek refugee crisis. “I want to be the eyes of the world in these places,” he says, “so that nobody can say, ‘I had no idea’.”
Our final five shortlisted contenders for Best Photograph at next week’s INSP Awards show the ability of street papers to offer their readers a different point of view.
OKC street paper The Curbside Chronicle celebrates the beauty and strength of vendors with a stunning photo shoot for its current edition.
With his project Careful: Soul Inside, photographer Pedro Oliveira aims to break the “social wall” that makes homeless people invisible. His photos and stories emphasise the humanity of his subjects.
For its latest calendar, Faktum enlisted Condé Nast Traveller photographer Håkan Ludwigson to explore how vendors spend their time after their working day ends.
Looking very dapper in a flowery bow tie and shirt, Robert is one of five street paper vendors – and one very fashionable pet pooch – who took part in a fashion shoot for The Curbside Chronicle in Oklahoma City, USA.
During the Global Street Paper Summit in Seattle, Rex Hohlbein explained how Homeless in Seattle’s Just Say Hello movement uses photography and Facebook to advocate on homelessness issues and remind people of the impact a simple act of kindness can have. INSP’s Washington D.C. member, Street Sense, reports explores how the campaign has inspired photographers across the US to use their work to encourage people to think more deeply about the issue, and what they can do to help.
“I hope that these photographs can open people’s eyes, hearts, and minds to the issue of homelessness in our community.” The Curbside Chronicle paired its vendors with professional photographers to capture Oklahoma City from their perspective.
“Homeless people, and homeless veterans, are people too. They don’t need a hand out, but a hand up.”