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Face in the Crowd, A-maze-ing Laughter, Yue Minjun, Morton Park, West End, Vancouver, BC, Canada,

Face(s) in the Crowd: 11 World Cities

Above/featured: “A-Maze-ing Laughter” by Yue Minjun: Vancouver, Canada – 27 September 2014 (HL).

I’m completely in my element within the urban setting. Under a cloak of anonymity, the diversity of people from one city to the next is a real standout. When something or someone comes across my field of view, it’s with constant gaze and steady hands to sight, compose, and make the exposure. Opportunity and fortune converge with some favours when I find face(s) in crowds and observe the “oscillation between conformity and individualism”*.

Here are 11 examples:

  1. Berlin, Germany
  2. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  3. Cape Town, South Africa
  4. Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  5. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  6. Hong Kong
  7. México City, México
  8. Munich, Germany
  9. Prague, Czech Republic
  10. Seattle, USA
  11. Sydney, Australia

1.   Berlin

Face in the Crowd, Hardenbergplatz, Zoologischer Garten Station, Berlin, Germany,

Late-autumn afternoon sun illuminates commuters streaming out of Zoo Station and onto Hardenbergplatz. Berlin, Germany – 9 December 2014 (HL)

2.   Buenos Aires

Face in the Crowd, Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Plaza 12 de octubre, Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina,

“Comme il faut”: park visitors bask in early-autumn sun at Plaza 12 de octubre. Buenos Aires, Argentina – 26 March 2011 (HL)

3.   Cape Town

Faces in the Crowd, Near Prince Alfred Waterfront Founding plaque, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa,

A chorus of voices, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town – 14 Oct 2012 (HL).

4.   Frankfurt am Main

An afternoon at Roemerberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,

“Animal kingdom” at Römerberg plaza. Frankfurt am Main, Germany – 9 May 2015 (HL)

5.   Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ben Thanh Night Market, Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, Vietnam,

Open-air dining at Ben Thanh Night Market. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – 26 June 2012 (HL)

6.   Hong Kong

7.   Mexico City (CDMX)

Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, myRTW,

Watching performers near Metro station Allende. Ciudad de México – 9 March 2012 (HL)

8.   Munich

"Guckenspiel", Glockenspiel, Neues Rathaus, Marienplatz, München, Germany,

“Guckenspiel” at the Glockenspiel: looking at onlookers. München, Germany – 16 November 2015 (HL)

9.   Prague

Staromestske Namesti, Old Town Square, Prague, Prag, Praha, Czech Republic, hlavni namesti,, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Well-prepared at Old Town Square. Prague, Czech Republic – 6 November 2016 (HL)

10.   Seattle

Face in the Crowd, Sound Transit, Puget Sound, Seattle, WA, USA,

“Sound Transit”: Seattle, USA – 27 November 2016 (HL)

11.   Sydney

surfing, Bondi Icebergs Club, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia,

Autumn afternoon surfing on modest waves at Bondi Beach: Sydney, Australia – 28 April 2013 (HL)

* Erica Varlese, The Daily Post.

I made all photos between 2011 and 2017. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

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