No, I'm not trying to declare that street photographers are politically conservative - I'm talking about equipment and style. When street photography as we know it originated around the turn of the previous century black and white film was the latest technology. In the past, street photographers were early adopters of new technological advances. Henri Cartier-Bresson and others left large format and began using the 35mm rangefinder camera to great effect immediately after it was developed. Why are street photographers by and large still walking the streets with 35mm rangefinders shooting black and white? Why have new generations of street photographers been so much slower at adopting new technology than previous generations of photographers? It seems as though everybody is content copying the old instead of innovating within the genre.