So, why five people, and what is their "common ground"? According to a statement on the gallery's site, "Street photography's 'common ground' is the century-old tradition of using one's natural inquisitiveness and camera skills to show us new facets of life and reveal poetry within the world around us." We might be tempted to suggest that, in our current Instagram-centric climate of photography, a genre like street photography is starting to lose its meaning. We could think about it in terms of the famous "monkeys typing Shakespeare" problem, in other words that with so many photos being taken every day, there's no longer any need for us to try to take new photographs because somebody else will have taken them. I've actually written something to that effect before, and I still think that the idea of creating something "poetic" through photography seems like an impossible goal. But I'm not trying to suggest that everyone should stop trying, because of the incredible visual effect that's produced when a snapshot does come together, in spite of everything. Perhaps this tantalizing possibility is what keeps street photography moving forward.