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The Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF) highlights Brussels as a major World cultural hub.

The first European festival fully dedicated to Street Photography connecting people from all over the world in the city of Brussels.

What: Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF). A festival with photo contests, workshops, exhibitions, lectures, photo walks and more.

When: 28-29-30 October 2016 (festival). Friday, 28 October 2016 – Friday, 11 November 2016 (exhibition).

Where: Galerie Ravenstein, Hotel Bloom!, BELvue Museum and several locations in Brussels.

More info: www.bspfestival.org

 

THE FESTIVAL

The Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF) is a cultural project whose objective is to promote street photography as an urban research tool, a form of cultural communication and a visual art. Inspired by Brussels’ urban landscape, the main ambition is to provide an international platform that looks at Brussels through the fresh eyes of its citizens and engaged photographers. The program is organized around two photography contests where the best images submitted will be displayed on an open exhibition in Brussels. The exhibition will be followed by cultural activities that include lectures, workshops, roundtables, photo walks and portfolio reviews – bringing together knowledgeable photographers and photography enthusiasts.

The opening of the exhibition will take place at Galerie Ravenstein on Friday, October 28 2016 at 6pm. Entrance is for free. The exhibition will be open daily until Friday, November 11 2016.

 

CONTESTS

The BSPF is having four different street photography contests: the International Singles, the International Series, the Brussels Singles and the Brussels Series. The main exhibition of the BSPF will display finalists selected from all of the photo competitions. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony, on Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Hotel Bloom! in Brussels. Two winners for each category will be selected for a total of 4.500 in cash prizes.

 

WORKSHOPS

The BSPF is honored to have experienced photographers holding several workshops. The workshops include: 5day Magnum Workshops by Belgian Magnum Photographers Harry Gruyaert and Bieke Depoorter.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 – Sunday, 30 October 2016.

The Art of Storytelling, workshop by APF Magazine founders Vineet Vohra and Rohit Vohra. Friday, 28 October 2016 – Sunday, 30 October 2016.

Street Photography Workshop by iNPUBLiC member David Gibson. Monday, October 31 2016 – Wednesday, 2 November 2016.

 

GUEST PHOTOGRAPHERS

The BSPF is inviting a panel of recognized photographers from Belgium and around the world to be part of the curating and judging team that will select the finalists and winners of the BSPF contests. Photographers invited include: Harry Gruyaert (Magnum Photos), Bieke Depoorter (Magnum Photos), David Gibson (iNPUBLiC),

Paul Russell (iNPUBLiC), Tomasz Lazar (Fujifilm), Otto Snoek, Jens Olof Lasthein, Gaël Turine (Agence Vu), Cedric Gerbehaye (Agence Vu), Satoru Toma, Philippe Hebert, Dani Oshi (WorldSP.co), Jakub Jasionek (WorldSP.co), Chris Suspect (STRATA collective and WorldSP.co), Vineet Vohra (APF Magazine), Rohit Vohra (APF Magazine), Kristin Van den Eede (APF Magazine), Kristof Vande Velde (APF Magazine) and Diego Luna Quintanilla (Brussels Newsroom).

 

CURATION AND PARTNERS

The BSPF is curated by the Brussels Newsroom, an urban research oriented

platform that seeks to identify and disseminate the fundamental elements that shape Brussels’ daily life life; and the people of WorldSP.co, the popular tumblr based street photography site that has promoted and connected a wide range of street photographers from around the world, featuring monthly interviews, organizing theme weeks / months and carefully curating and regularly promoting the finest content on tumblr related to street photography. Our team of enthusiastic supporters who have trusted the BSPF and have a will to improve the image of Brussels include: Brussels Newsroom, WorldSP.co, Ville de Bruxelles, Visit Brussels, Magnum Photos, Hotel Bloom!, BELvue Museum, Forty41, Galerie Ravenstein, APF Magazine, StreetFoto Festival and VSLO Festival.

 

WHY JOIN US?

The three day event will connect people from all over Europe and the rest of the world in Brussels. As the event has a special focus on the image and identity of Brussels, we strongly encourage companies, institutions and actors who believe – as much as we do – that the beauty of Brussels deserves to be celebrated, to join us in this initiative. For a detailed program, photo contests and workshops information, please visit our website:

www.bspfestival.org

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