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Though we’re avowed fans of street style at this Web site, we’re willing to concede that there can be more to street photography than documenting what Anna Dello Russo wore today. To coincide with an exhibition of the legendary Alfred Stieglitz’s work this past fall, the Seaport Museum commissioned photographer and filmmaker Cheryl Dunn to create a documentary, Everybody Street, about Stieglitz’s heirs, the many twentieth-century photographers who have used the city’s vibrant streets in their work. This week, The New Yorker is airing clips from the doc on its Photo Booth blog, featuring short interviews with Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Gilden, and Joel Meyerowitz, all incisive observers of human behavior in public spaces. “The hardest photography to do is street photography,” Mark says in the clip below. Stieglitz, for one, would have agreed. “My picture ‘Fifth Avenue, Winter’ is the result of a three hours’ stand during a fierce snow-storm on February 22nd, 1893, awaiting the proper moment,” he wrote in 1897. Hey, at least he didn’t have to contend with the swarms of snaparazzi who surround ADR.