14 Excellent Examples of Street Photography in Black and White

Ritesh Saini
Ritesh Saini

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A famous quote from Canadian photographer Ted Grant captures the essence of photographing people in black and white – “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”.

The magic of black and white indeed works exceptionally well in street photography, where the broad aim is to photograph candid shots of people going about their daily lives in public spaces.

This post showcases 14 street photographs in black and white for you to enjoy. We hope that they inspire you to create some black and white candid street photos of your own.

If black and white photography interests you, and if you’d like to learn how to create black and white images that stand out, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s best-selling guide on creating better black and white images.

Photo by Ben Allen

Photo by Frans Hulet

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Photo by Buchen WANG

Photo by Alex Blăjan

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Photo by Denis Gažík

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About Ritesh Saini

About Ritesh Saini

Ritesh has been photographing for about nine years now and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. He recommends Kent DuFault's best-selling guide, Better Black & White to learn and master the art of B&W Photography.

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