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It’s unclear who exactly is responsible for the thousands of photographs displayed on Boston Street Photography’s tumblr, given that there’s no about page or ask box available — but whoever they are, they are prolific. The site displays many modes of photography — close portraits, action shots, urban landscapes, and simple observation. Where many photo blogs seem to be aping Humans of New York, Boston Street Photography embraces other forms of city-specific documentation. The photographer has a knack for capturing moments, with candid portraits of Bostonians scratching lottery tickets, smoking e-cigarettes on breaks, getting arrested, remembering the Marathon, sleeping on benches. Not all of the work on display is as strong (some impressively random shots populate the site, too), but in such a huge selection, this is to be expected.