“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

Elliott Erwitt

After a smashingly successful inaugural edition, the international fair Photo London is back for more. Beautifully situated at the Somerset House on the Thames river, Photo London will offer the public a vibrant celebration of photography in all its forms. 80 of the world’s finest galleries will be on hand to display and sell beautiful photographs from all periods and genres to collectors.

LensCulture’s editors first offered a highly selective preview of some of the work that excites us most — a 55-image slideshow that showcased the breadth and depth of what will be on display next week at the fair.

Here, we put our focus on street photography.

A perfect intersection between chance and attention—set somewhere between documentary and photojournalism—street photography is, at its essence, a way of seeing (and feeling) the extraordinary beauty hidden in the folds of our surrounding urban fabric.

From Matt Stuart’s humorous and spontaneous shoots, to Bredun Edward’s magisterially lit frozen moments and Martin Parr’s ever-piquant eye, there’s something to inspire any kind of street shooter.

— LensCulture

Editors’ Note: Photo London will run from May 19-May 22, 2016. It will be held at the Somerset House, in the heart of London. We hope to see many of you there! Purchase your tickets now.