As street photography continues to grow in popularity around the world, there are always new contests, workshops and exhibits popping up. Established street photography events also grow and expand each year. Why not add a few of the following street photography events to you schedule for 2018?
Street week in LA promises to be one great event. It runs from February 12-17, 2018 and includes the following events:
- A “Call for Entries” to get your work in LACP’s Fourth Annual “Street Shooting Around the World” exhibition at LACP ($1,000 cash prize).
- Opening reception for “Street Shooting Around the World” exhibition – Friday, February 16, 7-10 pm.
- A day of presentations by inspiring street shooters.
- A five-day workshop with Gus Powell, “One Week of Street Photography” – Monday-Friday, February 12-16, 10 am – 6 pm each day.
This event is an exhibition displaying the work of the late Raghubir Singh. It will run from March 3 – June 3, 2018 at the Audrey Jones Beck Building in Houston, Texas. Singh’s work has been described as follows:
“Singh was deeply influenced by the work of famed French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and the cinematic vision of Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Yet unlike his artistic role models, Singh was never tempted to shoot in black and white. Working with a handheld camera and color slide film, he recorded India’s dense milieu in complex, frieze-like compositions: teeming with incident, fractured by reflections, and often framed by the curved windows of India’s iconic car, the Ambassador.”
The exhibit will trace his whole career, displaying images from his early works from the 1960s down to some of his last unpublished works from the 1990s. It promises to be a beautiful gallery worth visiting if you are in the Houston area.
This festival will be held in Rome from April 13 – 15, 2018. What will be in store for guests? ISPF has the answer:
“Our goal is to promote and show the street photography through some currently influential street photographers. Professionals, enthusiasts and amateurs, are going to get together to live and investigate the contemporary identity of street photography by partecipating in talks, workshops, photowalks, exhibitions, contests and much more.”
Artists and guests that will participate, just to mention a few, include Peter Kool, Umberto Verdoliva, Ania Klosek, Charalampos Kydonakis and many more. A ton of talent, plenty of exciting festival events and did I mention it’s in Rome?
Shawn Walker’s work will be on exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery, located at 515 West 26th Street in New York City. The exhibit will run from January 11 – February 24, 2018. Why the hype about this particular artist? Here’s how the gallery describes the exhibition and Walker’s work:
“The exhibition surveys Walker’s evolving and wide-ranging work from the 1960s through the 1990s and proposes his importance to the photography and art of our time. Embracing and melding abstraction, surrealism, social documentary and street photography, Walker’s work challenges the myth of a singular African-American aesthetic. Each body of work marries transcendental spiritual philosophies with contemporary urban representations of African heritage. From his 30- year study of parades to his on-going series on shadows and reflections, Walker’s work is connected to profound rituals, ceremonies and masking found in African culture.”
Talent, vision and a deeper meaning behind street photography. These are the things we always hope to see at street photography exhibits. Be sure to check out Walker’s images if your in NYC.
In 2017, the first ever 8×8 street photography festival was a huge success and it’s back again in 2018, this time in Jakarta. What is the festival all about?
“This unique event brings together a community of photographers from around the world to document candid moments of the life, culture and humanity of Asian cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. The event is happening from April 21-22, 2018 featuring an interesting mix of 10 international and local award-winning street photographers.”
With street walks, photo critiques, lectures and an exhibit, this two-day festival will be a busy one. Pack your bags world travelers, this is going to be a good one.
To get the full scoop on each one of these events, simply click on the heading of your choice to be redirected to the event’s official website.