A blockbuster street photography event is on the horizon and its dates on your calendar should definitely be highlighted. Be sure to mark October 28-30 for the Brussels Street Photography Festival!
The festival bills itself as a cultural project whose objective is to promote street photography as an urban research tool, a form of cultural communication and a visual art. And by the looks of what the organizers have plated, it will do just that. The festival’s main ambition is to provide an international platform that looks at Brussels through the fresh eyes of its citizens and engaged photographers, inspired by the city’s urban landscape.
This three-day feast of street is not to be missed. Included in the program are photo contests, lectures, workshops, round tables, photo walks and portfolio reviews. The program is organized around two photography contests where the best images submitted will be displayed on an open exhibition in Brussels. Both exhibitions will be open to all public for free at Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels and will be running from Friday 28th October until Friday 11th November 2016.
There are four contests in all. International Singles and Series, and Brussels Singles and Series. The festival’s main exhibition will feature finalists from the contests and two winners from each category will be chosen for a total of €4500 in cash prizes! Some notable curators and judges are Chris Suspect, Rohit Vohra, Vineet Vohra and David Gibson. More information on the contests can be found at https://www.bspfestival.org/en/contests/.
Three exciting workshops also highlight the festival. David Gibson fom iN-Public has a three-day workshop, as does APF Magazine founders Rohit Vohra and Vineet Vohra. And Magnum Photo greats Harry Gruyaert and Bieke Depoorter also host a five-day workshop! So much to learn from all of these outstanding photographers! More information on the workshops and links to register can be found at https://www.bspfestival.org/en/workshops/ . There are other superb photographers hosting talks, photowalks and critiques as well. Some of the guests are listed here: https://www.bspfestival.org/en/guests/.
The Brussels Street Photography Festival is also wallet-friendly! All main activities (exhibitions, talks, lectures, round-tables and photo walks) for the BSPF are free! Workshops and portfolio critiques require a fee. These activities will be happening from Wednesday 26th October until Wednesday 2nd November 2016. The program schedule can be found here: https://www.bspfestival.org/en/program/#wed-26 .
A sure to be memorable event held in one of the greatest cities in the world, The Brussels Street Photography Festival should be on every street photographers wish list! Get yourself there if you can!