Simple, Essential Fragments from the Street

Simple, Essential Fragments from the Street

Alberte A Pereira

Discover here a different vision of street photography: images that are “separated from the decisive moment, the extraordinary, and juxtapositions in the humorous tone. Rather, I look for the simple, the essential, the light…”

One of the main axes on which street photography pivots is the observation of people’s behavior: how they interact and how they interrelate, especially in urban spaces. “Fragments” is a sample of small gestures, of people absorbed and decontextualized, showing only part of the environment that surrounds them. Likewise, I portray pieces of urban space without the presence of people.

I propose in this work, then, an image of the street separated from the decisive moment, the extraordinary, and juxtapositions in the humorous tone. Rather, I look for the simple, the essential, the light, showing portraits of “anonymous,” faceless people.

A small gesture, more than a glance; a detail on the ground, rather than an urban landscape. Silence and solitude contrasted with our ever-present urban noise.

—Alberte A Pereira

Editors’ note: “Fragments” was chosen as the 2nd place series winner in the Street Photography Awards 2017. See all of the inspiring work by the 37 winners, finalists and jurors’ picks!

Enjoy more great photography:

From the series “Fragments” © Alberte A Pereira. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.
From the series “Fragments” © Alberte A Pereira. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.
From the series “Fragments” © Alberte A Pereira. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.
From the series “Fragments” © Alberte A Pereira. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.
From the series “Fragments” © Alberte A Pereira. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.
From the series “Fragments” © Alberte A Pereira. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.
From the series “Fragments” © Alberte A Pereira. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.
From the series “Fragments” © Alberte A Pereira. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.
From the series “Fragments” © Alberte A Pereira. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.