Eyeshot Magazine #9
“Street Fight!” is the ninth issue of Eyeshot Magazine, pre-orderable from Friday 17 June, in exclusive collaboration with Observe Collective.
The publication showcases the best that Street Fight!, a Flickr-based street photography competition and critique group launched by Observe in 2013, has collected in its 8-year history.
The curation and sequencing were a collaborative effort by Tom Young and Chris Farling from Observe and Marco Savarese, founder and curator of Eyeshot. By sharing side-by-side this body of work, the goal is to create something enduring, greater than the sum of its parts.
Paper Limited Edition
The first drop of #9 Street Fight! – Paper Edition will consist of 250 copies, always in limited edition and with 3 limited edition postcards (for Silver and Platinum subscribers only).
Eyeshot no.9 “Street Fight!” is printed on Fedrigoni X-Per paper and measures 21×27 cm when closed. In total, it has 160 pages featuring 86 Street Photographers.
Front cover by Tang Tawanwad Wanavit, back cover by Ilan Ben Yehuda. Introduction by Chris Farling and Tom Young.
NFT + Paper Limited Edition
As a leader in the innovation of street and documentary photography, Eyeshot launches its second phygital magazine on Opensea. The collection consists of 50 special limited editions of #9 Street Fight! with a dedicated cover and 3 limited edition postcards reserved for those who purchase one of the 50 matching NFTs.
© Muhammad Imam Hasan
OBSERVE is an international photography collective focused primarily on the practice of candid street photography.
Spanning four continents, its members are united by a common fascination with watching and documenting the diverse humanity that surrounds them. While acknowledging that photography is at its core an individual pursuit, Observe members find benefit in mutual curation and support, discussion, and other collaborative interactions.
© Sakib Pratyay
Flickr-based 8-year history
Street Fight! is a Flickr-based street photography competition and critique group launched by Observe in 2013 that has resulted in a collection of some of the best street photography in the world. The ninth Eyeshot magazine features the best that Street Fight! has gathered over its 8-year history.
In the words of Tom Young - Observe Collective
«We believe that this group, through the quality of its membership and its unique approach to collective curation, is a showcase of some of the very best street photography in the world. As we worked through our image selection process, every re-opening of our curation files brought a new rush of excitement at the richness of the material we had to work with […] On behalf of Observe Collective, thank you so much for sharing your work with us and the Street Fight! community. We are all richer for what we give to each other».
© Wikorn Rojarayanont
In the words of Chris Farling - Observe Collective
«I believe that having matchups represented on physical two-page spreads is really the best and purest expression of what Street Fight! is trying to achieve. The reader is free to draw one’s own conclusions and to interrogate and admire them, both separately and together. […] We hope that the matchups herein can instead serve to enlarge the two frames even further, to create new and interesting vibrations for the viewer to resonate with».
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