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Weekly Update: History’s Best Street Photographers Edition

What we were reading this week, from a roundup of inspiring street photographers to the news on Banksy’s latest stunt.

Our Weekly Update is here to bring you our favorite links from the past week: art and design news you might have missed, must-see stories, and the best new contests and calls for entry.

10 street photographers you need to know

This list of some of street photography’s most iconic names is a must-read for anyone who loves the medium. Artsy’s compiled a round up of the best in the genre, from Vivian Maier to Joel Meyerowitz. Serious visual inspiration here.

Collector goes ahead with purchased of “destroyed” Banksy work

The story of Banksy’s latest public stunt continues. The anonymous collector is undeterred by the destruction of the work, saying that she sees it as a “piece of art history.” Per Hyperallergic: “Today, October 11, Sotheby’s fueled the continued, gripping saga of Banksy’s recent stunt, where he deployed the self-destruction of a 2006 painting of his, just as the gavel banged down on its $1.3 million sale. Banksy has “re-authenticated” the painting, originally titled “Girl With a Balloon” (2006). Its post-auction moniker is “Love Is In the Bin” (2018).”

Why advertising needs a work-life balance shift

Katie Dally of agency VMLY&R shares a persuasive argument for a readjustment of work culture: “We need to fundamentally shift our behaviour to integrate our home lives and our work lives, so that they can co-exist more harmoniously as one. After all, we are not a different person at work, to who we are at home – we are wives, mothers, husbands, fathers, leaders, colleagues, continuously. We don’t lead double lives, we lead one life.”

The questions you should ask before invoicing a client

Essential reading for those wanting to streamline their invoicing process, or anyone new to freelancing, from the ever-useful Freelancer’s Union Blog.

Call for entry: Printed Matter’s Emerging Artists Series

Printed Matter is seeking proposals for artist books from New York-based creators. The nonprofit will be selecting four proposals from emerging artists to develop and publish under their imprint next year. First publications are welcome; this program is designed to support artists at the early stages of their careers. Entry is open until October 21.

Call for entry: Pexel’s City Vibes Photo Challenge

Submit your urban photography to this Pexels contest for a chance to win a Canon Rebel T6 kit, valued at $645 USD. Entry is open until October 31.

Call for entry: Format Classics

This month the latest edition of our ongoing contest series asks you to share an artist who inspires you. Use the hashtag #FormatClassics and post your inspiration on social media for a chance to win cash prizes as well as a gift from ONA Bags. Entry is open until October 31.

Cover image: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Seville, Spain, 1933. Via Artsy and A Gallery for Fine Photography.

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