While the legality of taking pictures of people (without their express consent) in public to sell as fine art has stirred considerable debate, it continues to be protected under the categorization of artistic expression and free speech. Here are some of the best street photography that Flickr has to offer in its vast pool of talent:
A child takes in the sights from the best seat on the bus. Venice, Italy.
A ferris wheel glistens against the obsidian sky.
A woman waits for her ride, solo. Antwerp, Belgium.
A pedestrian bridges the gap between new and old architecture. Glasgow, Scotland.
A man is photographed with his best friend. Bremen, Germany.
A woman peers from a doorway in Hoi An, Vietnam.
As this street shot suggests, you are never as alone as you feel.
A man acts as the living and breathing manifestation of "multi-tasking." Chow Kit Market, Malaysia.
A man plays the saxophone to his shadow. Portland, OR.
A brilliant composition of subject and surroundings. Copenhagen, Denmark.
A candid moment over coffee. Lucern, Switzerland.
A couple sneaks a kiss in public. Lucerne, Switzerland.
A toddler ponders street sculpture.
A man ascends stairs, Zagreb, Croatia.
A white rabbit entertains people in the streets of Oxford, UK.
A cafe-goer offers an ambiguous expression. Tel Aviv, Israel.
A biker catches some air.
A one sided conversation with a worker in New Delhi.