Top 7 Places in the World for Intimate Street Photography

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Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone

The streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone offer a lot of interesting subjects for street photography. Sani Abacha Street is one of the busiest streets in the center of Freetown. Formerly known as Kissy Streets, it is where most of the residents ply their trade. It is also where most of the shops are found.

You’ll find a mix of interesting people to shoot in the streets. On a quiet market day, the area is still filled with a contrast of colors and images. On a busy day, you’ll find women carrying baskets on their heads, men carrying boxes and buses filled with people. You can blend in with the locals and feel what it’s like to be living in Freetown.

Sani Abacha is the perfect representation of everyday life in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Giza, Egypt

Giza, Egypt

The streets of Giza, Egypt, especially the roads that lead to the pyramids, are always busy. All the excitement and energy will be interesting to capture as people troop to the pyramids. Sometimes, you’ll find Egyptian families on their way to a picnic at the Giza pyramids. Often, you’ll find wide-eyed tourists eager to learn more about Egypt’s culture and history.

You’ll also find unique scenes, like those created by open air butcher shops, which are quite popular in Giza and Cairo. Different parts of animal meat are displayed freely in the open. This is something you won’t see anywhere else in the world. And this makes for a really interesting street photography subject.

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