The first collective exclusively dedicated to street photography in London has officially been formed. The group is called, appropriately enough, Street Photography London. Their idea? To bring London’s best street photographers together through collaboration instead of competition. Street Photography London is made up of some of London’s finest contemporary street photographers, although the group welcomes up and coming photographers openly. Their goal is to not only display the work of established street photographers, but to look for new talent among the not-so-famous in order to create an exciting, fresh mix of individuals.
Right now, the collective is made up of several incredibly talented street photographers, some of which have been featured in Street Photography Magazine. We interviewed Ronya Galka as our featured photographer, for example, in our very first issue. Nicholas (a.k.a. Nico) Goodden was also featured in Street
Photography Magazine last fall. One of our upcoming featured photographers, Markos Gorges is also a member of Street Photography London. You can read more about his work, techniques and inspiration in our upcoming March issue.
Street Photography London’s website is noticeably minimalist, allowing them to put all of the focus on the work of the collective’s members. With time, the group hopes to grow into a strong collective with the power to promote each member’s work, giving both the photographers and London street photography as a whole more exposure. Quarterly and annual meetings are planned for the collective as well as a possible book release. Street Photography London hopes to create a close community of street photographers who can make London aware of the beauty of street photography and its ability to turn everyday situations into art.