StreetFoto San Francisco has returned for its second annual festival, and 2017’s installment is shaping up to be even more impressive than the inaugural event! Late spring is going to get hot in the Bay Area!
Billed as an international event dedicated entirely to the art of street photography, StreetFoto San Francisco will surely deliver on that promise with contests, portfolio reviews, workshops, lectures, photowalks and exhibitions. Better yet is the list of great street photographers hosting some of the events: Bruce Gilden, Jesse Marlow, Aaron Berger, Jack Simon, and Vineet Vohra. And, some of these greats will be judging the contests along with David Gibson, Maciej Dakowicz, Graciela Magnoni, Nick Turpin, Siri Thompson, Alexander Petrosyan, Judy Walgren, Joe Aguirre and more to be announced!
It’s all going down June 5-11 in beautiful San Francisco. The city’s legendary Harvey Milk Photo Center is home to StreetFoto 2017. Home to the United States’ largest public darkroom, HMPC will be the host to several workshops, the exhibition of finalists in the International Street Photography Awards, the awards ceremony, and lectures and presentations. There will also be a special event and exhibition to be hosted by Leica Store SF during the festival.
The legendary Bruce Gilden will be hosting a five-day workshop and it is limited to 12 students. He will also give a lecture-presentation on his 40-year body of street work. Marlow and Berger, both members of the esteemed iN-Public collective, will team up for a 3-day workshop. The great Jack Simon, of the Burn My Eye collective and who taught two highly regarded workshops at StreetFoto 2016, is back again this year by popular demand to teach a 2-day workshop on his home turf. Vineet Vohra, no stranger to our list of 20 Most Influential Street Photographers and who taught a sold out workshop at StreetFoto 2016, also returns to teach a 3-day workshop that is expected to sell out.
In addition to the workshops, portfolio reviews will be offered. Street photographers can have their work reviewed and critiqued by a seasoned professional in an hour-long one-on-one session on Saturday, June 10, 2017, between 11AM and 5PM. The cost of a review is $125. Street shooters can also participate in free photowalks being offered by StreetFoto and its volunteers, showing visitors their favorite places to shoot in the city.
StreetFoto San Francisco’s contests are now open for entry. The International Street Photography Awards, otherwise known as “The Henri Awards”, invites you to submit your finest street photographs to any of their four international contests. The contests are: ‘Best Street Photograph’, ‘Best Street Photography Series’, ‘Best Mobile Street Photograph’ and ‘Streets Of San Francisco’. Submissions will be carefully judged by a team of well-known, accomplished street photographers and finalists will be announced in May 2017. All finalists will be exhibited at StreetFoto San Francisco the week of June 5-11, 2017. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 10. The submission deadline is April 26, 2017 and more information can be found at http://streetfoto.org/contests/. Guidelines, terms and conditions can be found at http://streetfoto.org/contest-terms/.
StreetFoto says the heart and soul of its event is the exhibitions. The event will be exhibiting hundreds of photographs by dozens of artists in venues throughout the city. StreetFoto International Street Photography Awards: Finalists Exhibition will be featuring the finalists of the single image contest, the photo series contest, and the mobile street contest. Over 150 photographs will be on display at the Harvey Milk Photo Center by street photographers from 25 countries around the world.
More will be announced at http://streetfoto.org, including the schedule and exhibitions. While you’re there, it would be a good idea to sign up for the event’s mailing list to stay on top of announcements and event news. This is going to be a fantastic event for street photographers and fans worldwide, and should you find yourself in the vicinity of the Bay Area in early June, it should be at the top of your list of things to do!