The jungle is a wonderful place to take photos at, because it can give you lively colors and animals that would create moments that lasts a lifetime. But there is a different kind of jungle that can give photographers an image that simply transcends life. These are the urban jungles of the gritty streets of the world.
The concrete jungle provides a brief moment of possible danger, love, violence or peace. Some of the world’s best street photographers have captured these incredible images in through their lenses.
Graeme Williams, Africa. This Johannesburg native has photographed themes of violence and alienation in his fractured hometown.
Here are some images from “A City Refracted’, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012 -2014.”
Julio Bittencourt, South America. His photos focus in he artificial beach of Piscinao de Ramon of Rio de Janeiro, which is riddled with pollution and violence. Here are some images from “Ramos’, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009-12.”
Polly Braden, Europe. She focuses on London’s Square Miles, the wealthiest square mile on Earth.
Appold Street, 6pm
Yasmin Chatila, North America. Get a load of this photograph called “The Wall Street Guy” (Wall Street, Monday 9:34 pm), New York, USA 2008.
Maciej Dakjowicz, Asia. Mumbai, India, 2007-13
Claudia Jaguaribe, South America. This is an amazing image of Rio called “Rio: Entre Morros’, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010.
Jesse Marlow, Australia. Here are photos from his hometown of Melbourne.
Stop, From “Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them’, 2004-13
Head Over Heels, From “Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them”, 2004-13
Matt Stuart, Europe. Look at this hilarious but symbolic street photo taken at Moorgate Station, London, UK, 2005.
Ying Tang, Asia. Ying takes the images of the gritty, winding roads of Shanghai.
Shanghai, China, 2006
Shanghai, China, 2011
Peter Funch, North America. See New York in a different perspective in Peter’s photography.
Communicating, Communicating, New York, USA, 2007
Memory Lane, New York, USA, 2008