Matthew Wylie Street Scenes

“The abstractions, at least to me, lead to a more interesting method of storytelling than pure documentary.” – Matthew Wylie

“Street Scenes” is a collection of street photographs taken in Toronto, Havana, Paris, and Berlin. While street photography is often used to document “life as it is,” Matthew Wylie chooses to reject this pursuit, using his surroundings instead as a canvas to capture and create his own view of the world and of art. Quite often, this entails Matthew’s use of the camera or the frame to “abstract” his subject(s).

While the photography community remains engulfed by controversies of “manipulation” vs. “reality,” artist Matthew Wylie is more intrigued by how the medium can break down these rules and impose the photographer’s own subjectivity onto the act.

Discover more of Matthew’s work here: here

Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: TRAVEL Deadline: 31 August 2019

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it.

Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor, and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary... We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually - Let’s travel together!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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