PhoS is a series of photography events happening in the Balkans, and the next edition will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 9-12 May. The festival has just announced its finalists.
These images of people on a moving walkway aligned with a pair of skateboarding legs – all taken at Brussels airport – have been featured widely on curated Instagram accounts. But they have also met with some criticism in the comments; people called it ‘boring’, ‘unoriginal’ and even a ‘marketing trick’. How did these images come into being? Were the photographers aware of other similar photos, and how do they respond to the criticism?
The new issue of the Eyeshot street photography magazine is here and its theme is Flashgun. It approaches the idea of the flash in a literal way but also in a more philosophical manner: “A flash is as fast as a New York minute, the blink of an eye, a heartbeat, an instant, a jiffy, or a split second.”
In this Instagram series we dig into the world of likes and followers. Photographers with a larger following describe their Insta beginnings, the importance of their audience and more. This week it’s time for Merel Schoneveld, who has been shooting street for just two years.
Last Friday the ‘Eyewitness in Brussels’ exhibition opened in the Jewish Museum of Belgium, showing 30 images by 21 finalists. Photographers were asked to submit work relating to diversity in Brussels, inequality, and the social, cultural and economic relations between different groups. This is also connected to the retrospective exhibition of Magnum’s Leonard Freed, running from October 2018 until March 2019.
I’m very exited to announce that I’m joining the Burn My Eye street photography collective. It’s a great honour as BME consists of this wonderful group of photographers. I’m looking forward to all the collaborative projects yet to come.
This week it’s time for Katarzyna Kubiak. Based in Warsaw but travelling regularly, Katarzyna focusses on street and documentary photography. Besides many honourable mentions at international festivals, she is the winner of the Grand Prix Leica Street Photo Poland 2018. Welcome Katarzyna!
Italian Street Photography Festival just announced their 2019 lineup. Three days of talks, reviews, workshops, photowalks, contests and… StreetRepeat is also represented!
This week we welcome Dimitris Makrygiannakis, a Greek-born photographer now based in Stockholm where he works as a medical doctor. Dimitris has been shooting street photographs since 2010, and is a member of Burn My Eye collective.