2016 was my busiest year of photography yet working on my 100 cities project. While I’ve been based in Vietnam this year, I spent most of it away traveling, working and photographing. After moving from my home in Istanbul at the start of 2016, I focused around Asia with an extended summer around Europe, finishing the year in Cuba (before going back to the states for the holidays).
Other than the traveling, some highlights for the year were being a finalist in three international street photography festivals (Miami SPF, Brussels SPF, and StreetFoto San Francisco) with four photos, while being able to attend two of the festivals. I also joined The Street Collective and have an upcoming book I’ll be published in. And funny enough, I unexpectedly found out I made it into the Huffington Post (Maghreb Region) for my post on being Arrested for Street Photography in Morocco. But the biggest highlights of the year came from all the photographers I met and friends I made during my travels.
After looking through my photos from the year, I put together 50 for this post to say goodbye to 2016. They aren’t necessarily my best or favorites, but some picks spread across all 29 cities. The new year promises to bring even more photography and content for the blog, but here are 50 street photos from 2016 to welcome in 2017:
50 Street Photography Photos From 2016
(in order of capture date)
Tel Aviv, Israel…
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”
— T.S. Eliot
Cheers & Happy 2017 to everyone!
– Forrest Walker