You’d be hard-pressed to find a better description of street photography than that of National Geographic photographer Benjamin Lowy, who described it as, “A harsh name for a beautiful pursuit.” Its purpose? “To tame the chaos. To frame the cacophony of modern life. To capture what it means to be alive.”

While the legality of taking pictures of people (without their express consent) in public to sell as fine art has stirred considerable debate, it continues to be protected under the categorization of artistic expression and free speech. Here are some of the best street photography that Flickr has to offer in its vast pool of talent:

Best Street Photography Angel Wings
Best Street Photography Child Bus
Best Street Photography Dublin Skater
Best Street Photography Feet Minimal
The Most Incredible Street Photography On Flickr
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Next, check out the world's best street art and the breathtaking wildlife photography of Will Burrard-Lucas.

Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly is a freelance writer, artist and video editor that splits her time between the humid Midwest and the dusty corners of her mind.
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