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: VISUAL STORYTELLING Deadline: 30 June 2019

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate and share their stories with conviction.

Portrait, street, documentary, landscape: All approaches are valid. Enter now and show us YOUR stories!


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

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