International Street Photography
This is part of the London Festival of Photography.
This unique exhibition brings together a range of exciting work from both well-established and emerging international street photographers.
Now in its second year, the International Street Photography Award is back with another impressive selection of global talent. Receiving over 2,400 entries and an exceptionally high quality pool of submissions, the 2012 International Street Photography Award was open to photographers all over the world and judged by a team of industry experts. This exhibition reveals the first, second and third prize winners along with thirteen shortlisted finalists. It will take place in a pop-up gallery space on London's famous Oxford Street, the familiar setting of a number of famous street photographs. The winner will be announced at the launch of the exhibition.
Street photography is a tradition nearly as old as photography itself. As soon as cameras and processing techniques became portable and practical enough to leave the confines of the studio (around the 1870's) photographers began documenting the world around them. In particular, they photographed urban areas where life moved quickly and the urge to record and document change and progress was instinctive.
Street photography captures people and places within the public domain. More specifically street photography is defined by LFPH as “un-posed, candid photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.”