11 Expressive Examples of Hands in Street Photography

Hands Street Photography

(Above image by Mike Keevers)

The street photography assignment for this week on my Facebook fan page was “Hands“. I always stress the importance of capturing hands in street photography – because so much of our non-verbal communication comes from our hands. In this post are some of my favorites that were uploaded from the Facebook community.

Next week’s theme is going to be: “Food” – inspired by Gaston Trussi, one the attendees in my past street photography workshop in Sydney. I think that what makes “food” a great theme is that without it – we would literally be dead. It also brings friends, families, and acquaintances together – and has strong roots to the society we live in.

How to enter: Next week, go out and shoot what you perceive to be “Food” – and upload your best (1) shot to my Facebook fan page by Thursday midnight. Why Facebook? It makes it easier to organize the entries and sort through them!

Keep reading to see the other great examples of hands from the community, as well as timeless shots from the masters!

From the Community

Hands Street Photography

Chris Gachot

Hands Street Photography

Michael Ryan

Hands Street Photography

Wim Nuytens

Eric Kim

Work of the Masters

Hands Street Photography

Andre Kertesz

Hands Street Photography

Chris Rainier

Hands Street Photography

Dorothea Lange

Hands Street Photography

Dorothea Lange

Hands Street Photography

Dorothea Lange

Hands Street Photography

Roy DeCarava

Check out more great photographs of hands here and see our past assignment winners: “11 Touching Street Photographs of Hands” on my blog.

Do you got some great examples of shots of hands? Leave a link below, or upload them to my Facebook fan page

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