Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz

Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz

Untitled (Daughter of Upholsterer) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Anthony Kurtz is an award-winning commercial, editorial and art photographer based in San Francisco. He specializes in environmental portraiture and strives to create beautifully unexpected photographs of people. Combining both natural light and studio strobes, he sculpt light to create a mood, an atmosphere, a photograph that tells a story and, hopefully, sparks curiosity in the viewer.

My work often focuses on marginalization and alienation. I document people and places that exist on the edges of society, sometimes physically, mentally or both: excluded by choice or by circumstances. Concurrently, I am interested in control and conformity and I strive to represent both of these opposing forces within a photograph. I feel a need to document my generation and question our deeply rooted ideas of democracy, security and progress.

The element of time also plays an important role in my work. I often refer to future societal collapses and a world where humans are no longer in control. The images I capture with a camera are merely foundations upon which I build by manipulating light, shadow and color. I attempt to create a mood and atmosphere, a sort of hyper-reality that contains both a sense of mystery and sadness, hope and beauty.

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Untitled (Daughter of Upholsterer) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)
Untitled (Daughter of Upholsterer) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Daughter of Upholsterer

Untitled (Lo and his son) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Lo and his son

Untitled (BBQ Man) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

BBQ Man

Untitled (Neighbor Portrait) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Neighbor Portrait

Untitled (Red Boy, Blue Doors) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Red Boy, Blue Doors

Untitled (Boy with Cattle #1 ) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Boy with Cattle #1

Untitled (Tidiane the Tailor) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Tidiane the Tailor

Untitled (Fishing Boy) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Fishing Boy

Untitled (Mr. Lumiere) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Mr. Lumiere

Untitled (Boy by Wall) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Boy by Wall

Untitled (Boy with Cattle #2 ) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Boy with Cattle #2

Untitled (Girl with Pen) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Girl with Pen

Senegal (Sewing man) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Sewing man

Untitled (Girl in Green Dress) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Girl in Green Dress

Untitled (Woman Reading) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Woman Reading

Untitled (Boy on Bike) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Boy on Bike

Untitled (Girls Playing) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Girls Playing

Untitled (Bike Repair Man) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Bike Repair Man

Untitled (Woman in Field) (Street Photography in Africa by Anthony Kurtz on CrispMe)

Woman in Field

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