GritStreet Photography is a high-contrast, high-grain, B&W style of street photography which seeks to invoke an emotional, intellectual, social, or political response from the viewer.
GritStreet is a mixture of documentary photography, photojournalism, and street photography. Unlike most pure street photography, which most often has no particular objective, GritStreet has deliberate psychological, social, and political intentions.
The primary purpose of a #GritStreet photographer is to comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
Chicago Street Photography
"HOG Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders:
They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I
have seen your painted women under the gas lamps
luring the farm boys." -Carl Sandburg, Chicago