It’s called the Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF), but don’t think for a minute it’s all about local talent because it simply isn’t. MSPF is truly an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary ‘Street Photography’ captured by Photogs at ANY location worldwide. However, the 2013 festival, MSPF’s second annual showing, will be held right here in Metropolitan Miami December 5 – 8 at Trendy Studio at 196 NW 24th St in Miami’s Wynwood Art District.
According to Miami street Photog Juan Jose Reyes, founder and executive director of the MSPF Leica, a very prestigious German camera brand will be one of the official partners for this year’s photo festival along with other brands such as Miami Dade College, Dina Mitrina Gallery and the Private Space, just to name a few.
The MSPF is about ‘Street Photography’ which, according to Reyes, is capturing un-posed, candid scenes of people during everyday life.
It's also about finding the unusual in ordinary situations. ‘Street’ as in Street Photography’ refers to public places and could be a busy street, a park, or a subway car, beach boardwalk etc” he added."
Reyes wants international photographers to know that all photographs within the street photography genre will be considered as legitimate entries for this year’s MSPF competition and awards.
All photographs within the street photography genre are considered, either color or black and white. All finalists will be part of the gallery exhibition during Art Basel at our location in Wynwood. Finalists will be selected by five members of the street photography collectives, and three winners will be selected from among all finalists to receive the MSPF Awards. The awards will be selected by the featured speakers during the festival which include Photogs Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Bruce Gilden and Constantine Manos" he added.
Additionally, this international event will also be offering workshops, lectures, portfolios and reviews as a total package not only for participants, but also for others with an interest in Street Photography.
Visit the Miami Street Photography Festival Website for additional information about MSPF and about the rules and regulations for participating in this year’s festival in the Wynwood Miami Arts District.