Photographers from all over the world are always in the search for exclusive subjects which they can capture through their lens. In this post we have primarily focused on photos of street vendors taken in different countries from all across the world.

Food has always been an integral part of the culture existing in different nation. These shots are unique and they speak a lot about the culture as well as the food habits prevailing in different nations. All these shots were taken when the vendors were engaged in different activities and so they are extremely natural. Enthusiasts are always on the trail for finding out new subjects and locale so that they can make their creations as natural as possible. The street vendors engaged in different activities present before them a perfect opportunity to take natural shots. All these snaps were taken in different countries starting from the Southeast Asian nation of Thailand to the Muslim nation of Afghanistan to some of the European nations, thus holding up a picture of the existing culture in these nations before all the viewers. Some of the pictures were also taken during the food festivals hosted in different nations where the local people sell homemade food to the foodies.

Here is a list of the twenty five high resolution photographs in this genre which the viewers are definitely going to love browsing through. The photographers can draw valuable inspiration from these images and explore further in this genre. Enjoy browsing through these exclusive and picturesque shots.

1. Street Vendor by Alex Niedra

A street vendor sells products in Old Port, Montreal, QC. This photo was taken on August 28, 2010 using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

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2. Tang hu lu

China’s traditional street side treat, tang hu lu (literally “sugar gourd”). It’s especially popular in Northern eastern China near the capital but it can be found all over China. The original tang hu lu is made with red hawthorn fruits dipped again and again into a big kettle of boiling molten sugar. Gradually the repeated dips in the sugar build into a crystalline candy shell encasing the skewered fruit. This treat is thousands of years old.

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3. Turkish Stand

This was taken at the infamous Erste Mai in Berlin. It’s a street festival full of music, food vendors, and general partying in the Kreuzberg district.

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4. Street Vendor Photograph by Bhadri

Shot with a expired film from my EOS 500, Loved the grains and bleach effect.

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5. Ladies of the Night

Flower markets in Bangkok are often open all night long.

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6. Peanut Vendor

Taken during the Jaro fiesta at night.roads are closed and a lot of these pedicab vendors converge to sell food,clothes and other locally produced items.

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7. North Light Portraits

Street vendor series of monochrome portraits photographed in Istanbul.

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8. Urban Travelers

My neighborhood is populated by small vendors that roam around the streets selling all sorts of goods to the local community. With time they have become an inherent part of the social fabric and have contributed largely to its dynamics_Lara Atallah.

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9. Meat seller in Kabul

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10. Street vendor selling chilled water

Street vendor selling chilled water for a little less than one U.S. dollar, no bargain for locals in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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11. Street vendors selling food

Street vendors selling traditional foods in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

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12. Oranges …. anyone?

This photo was taken on November 8, 2009 in Shanghai, Shanghai, CN. Young street vendor, Shanghai, Baoshan District.

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13. Seoul Street food

This photo was taken on March 22, 2005 using an Olympus C4100Z,C4000Z.

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14. Istanbul Trilogy Portraits

Istanbul’s clandestine street vendors. Tolerated yet threatened, the small vendors on Istanbul’s streets lead precarious lives. Whether they sell water, mussels, simits or scrap metal, whether they are knife sharpeners or shoe shiners, these underground merchants are at the mercy of the police yet their numbers keep growing.

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15. Latin American Street Vending and Public Markets

The objective of this research was to observe and document public market and street vending typologies in Latin America from a landscape architecture and urbanism perspective.

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16. Kaak!

Kaak vendor in Saida, Lebanon.

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17. A humble Soul

I cannot forget this sweet and shy person, When he saw three people around him trying to capture a glimpse, he cooperated with us and try to toss the milk for us least 10 times. Even though it was a peak hour for him to do business he was really very humble. He makes tea and coffee for most of the street vendors in KR Market_Soumya Geetha.

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18. The portrait

Street life Vietnam Hanoi vender portrait.

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19. Street Vendor with Barbecued Pig

This photo was taken on January 15, 2003 using a Sony CD MAVICA.

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20. Street Food

Street Food Vendors @ Beijing.

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21. Roasted pig for sale

This photo was taken on February 16, 2009.

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22. China Post

Three reactions… amusement, suspicion and avoidance. Similar to the reaction I get from most women! Usually in that order..

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23. Street vendors

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24. Selling Colors

Kids pester parents intent on shopping produce to buy these! That’s part of Sunday market fun!

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25. Hanoi Hawkers

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