Quite a few street photography competitions, festivals and open calls coming up in the next few weeks. The list will be updated. If you have a suggestion, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
A few months ago Grant Scott, the founder of United Nations of Photography, invited me make a short recording of ‘what photography means to me’. Quite a challenge as, like most people, I’m scared of listening back to recordings of myself.
In the new series called Self-Repeat I focus on self-repetition by individual photographers. It’s something we all come across in the proces of shaping our personal signature in photography. I’ve asked the photographers about two similar images that they took at different points in time, to learn why they recreated the same type of image and what it can tell us about their work in general.
It’s almost October which means that the Brussels Street Photography Festival is around the corner. The 4th edition of BSPF, taking place October 4-6, is organised by photographer Dani Oshi, and he and the team do an outstanding job exhibiting great work in multiple locations across the city, and putting on talks and discussions with interesting figures from the street and documentary genre.
There’s a new kid on the block on the international street photography festival calendar: AUSSIE STREET 2019. The first international edition will run from September 20-22 in Sydney.
I’m thrilled to contribute to the latest issue of Eyeshot Magazine as a guest editor, along with Matt Stuart, Katarzyna Kubiak, Shin Noguchi and Vineet Vohra. Each photographer was asked to select twenty images according to the theme STREET JUNGLE. It’s the first guest-edited issue of Eyeshot, and it’s also a limited edition run of 400 copies each signed by the founder Marco Savarese.
As an account about repetitions we are very fond of other theme-based accounts on Instagram. This week we are doing a takeover at Peoplesleepingintheworld and therefore we’ve curated a selection of our favourite Sleeping People photographs to date.
This week the Art on a Postcard organisation holds an exhibition of Street Photography and Urban Contemporary Art at the Old Spittalfields Market in London. Around 600 postcard sized photographs and artworks are up for auction, anonymously, raising money for the Hepatitis C Trust.
The renowned UP Collective just opened its door for two new members: Melissa O’Shaughnessy and Alison McCauley. Alison and Melissa are the veteran collective’s first new recruits since its reinvention as UP (Un-Public) earlier this year. Russian photographer Igor Mukhin was the last new addition, in May 2018, to the UP family which now counts 25 members among its ranks. Now let’s introduce Alison and Melissa, we’ve made a selection of their work.
The second edition of the Italian Street Photo Festival took place last weekend, and it was once again a successful event. Its organisers succeeded in creating a warm atmosphere, almost as if it was a big family that comes together once a year. We share some memories in photos.