A Word about Urban Wandering
By my own definition, urban wandering photography is visual exploration of the city. It is similar to documentary photography but less formal. In addition to architecture, it covers street scenes, found objects and various curiosities. It is perhaps closest to street photography but with built environments, not people, as the main subject matter.
While urban wandering conjures the images of flâneurs and flâneuses, an urban wanderer is not an idle bourgeois, but an engaged citizen who cares deeply about the city and uses photography to illuminate relevant issues, directly or indirectly. An urban wanderer visits many neighborhoods, but walking in their’s own neighborhood every day helps them notice and capture fluctuation and change.
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