STREET LONDON — Street Photography Symposium


Street Photography Symposium

18/19/20 Aug 2017
East London

Photo © Matt Stuart

Street Photography: born in Paris, grew up in New York, now lives in London. Come join us for talks, shooting, panel discussions, drinks and much more.

Hoxton Mini Press, the renowned East London publisher, joins iN‑PUBLiC’s Nick Turpin and OBSERVE Collective’s Jason Reed to create an unrivalled gathering in the world’s capital of street photography.

Note: this is a rebrand of last year’s Street Photography Symposium and not connected to ‘The London Street Photography Festival’ which was announced without our knowledge. We wish them the best of luck – there is room in this city for two great events.

Photo © Jason Reed

Fadi BouKaram


Fadi is a founding member of the Observe collective who joins us from Beirut. He uses photography as “a way to discover oddities within the mundane”.

Melanie Einzig


Melanie’s work is exhibited in American and European galleries and festivals, held in major museum collections, and published in notable photography books.

Andrew Kochanowski


Detroit based, Andy is a co‑founding member of the Burn My Eye collective with projects exhibited in the States and Europe.

Graciela Magnoni


Flying in from Singapore, with a multi-national background Graciela turned from photo­journalism in Brazil to being a dedicated street photographer.

Dimitris Makrygiannakis


An award-winning member of the Burn My Eye collective, Dimitris juggles a career as a medical doctor in Stockholm with his photography practice.

Stephen McLaren


Co-author of best-selling photography book ‘Street Photography Now’ and based in LA. Stephen is a curator, photographer, and writer published in leading international press.

Rammy Narula


Bangkok based member of Street Photo Thailand collective, Rammy runs popular workshops, and will present his recently published book, ‘Platform 10’.

Richard Bram


Richard is a founding member of iN-PUBLiC with work in notable institutional collections. At home in NYC and London, he writes, lectures, exhibits, and runs international street photography workshops.

David Gibson


An original member of iN-PUBLiC from London, David is author of best-selling book ‘The Street Photographer’s Manual’, and recently published ‘100 Great Street Photographs’.

Siegfried Hansen


From Hamburg, Siegfried is known for his colourful, graphic perspective on street photography. His first book ‘Hold the Line’ was shortlisted at Paris Photo Aperture First Book Award 2015.

Nils Jorgensen


London based press photographer and member of iN-PUBLiC, Nils’ work is included in best-selling street photography books and the Museum of London collections.

Charlie Kwai


A native East End Londoner and rising talent in Street Photography, Charlie’s work throws a cold hard light on City Life.

Stephen Leslie


A storyteller working across various platforms, Stephen is a film director, screenwriter and obsessive photographer from London who never leaves his house without his camera.

Chris Moxey


Chris is Assistant Editor at fLIP magazine. She is based in London but is currently plotting her escape back to the Sussex coast where she was born. 

Justin Sainsbury


A member of the Burn My Eye Collective from the South East of England, Justin focusses his work on finding surprising candid moments of local English life.

Kristin Van Den Eede


Belgian photographer who teaches by day and shoots at night to capture emotive scenes with a dark twist.

Watch This Space


We are continually adding new panelists to the symposium. Keep an eye out for more details on who else will be joining us this August.

Photo © Nick Turpin


18:30 – 21:00

Drinks / Slideshow projection including many collectives’ work with a tribute to Christophe Agou.

21:00 – 22:30

Night shoot with Dougie Wallace (advanced registration required limited to 10)


09:00 – 09:30

Coffee and Brick Lane beigels

09:45 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:45

Graciela Magnoni

10:45 – 11:30

Andrew Kochanowski

11:30 – 12:15

Panel discussion I: Shooting the City
We investigate 4 different approaches to photographing the financial district of London with Charlie Kwai, Stephen McLaren, Michael Wayne Plant and Nick Turpin.

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch / Book Market

13:30 – 14:30

Spotlight I (6 slots for emerging street photographers to take to the stage and share their work)

14:30 – 15:15

Rammy Narula

15:15 – 16:00

Stephen McLaren

16:00 – 17:00

Panel discussion II: Getting your work out there – self promotion and the role of social media in Street Photography  We look at everything that comes after the making of the work: Exhibiting, Books, Publication, Syndication, Print Sales, Writing and Instagram with Ollie Lang, Nick Turpin, David Gibson

17:00 – 19:30

Street Photo Challenge / Free Time

19:30 – late

Street Food Party and Drinks


09:30 – 10:00

Coffee and Brick Lane beigels

10:00 – 10:45

Fadi BouKaram

10:45 – 11:30

Melanie Einzig

11:30 – 12:30

Panel discussion III: Where is Street Photography Now? The “flânuese”or female gaze in street photography, and how the genre is evolving.

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch / Book Market

13:30 – 14:30

Spotlight II (Another 6 emerging street photographers take to the stage to share their work)

14:30 – 15:15

Dimitris Makrygiannakis

15:15 – 16:15

Panel Discussion IV: How do I get my work Published? Publishers and photographers share advice on entering the growing market of photobook publishing

16:30 – 17:30

Awards and wrap up

NB: Schedule subject to change

Photo © David Gibson

“All year you are out there; working on the streets, making your pictures in isolation, thinking about why you do it, what it means, planning your books, printing your exhibitions. Now we invite you to London to meet your colleagues, drink, eat, discuss your work and that of others, share prints, sign books and be inspired” — Nick Turpin

Cities are the spiritual home of the street photographer. Three major cities have featured heavily in the evolution of candid public photography: Paris in the 1920’s, New York in the 60’s and 70’s and, over the last decade, London has now become a home for this democratic art form.

London is a large, vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis with a rich social history and strong sense of freedom. It’s not surprising that, when a new generation of photographers took up the Street Photography baton, they were Londoners. The first cooperative to promote street photography, iN‑Public, was founded in London; the first dedicated Street Photography Festival was held in London and the most notable Street Photography books have been written and published out of London.

And so, following on from the success of The London Street Photography Symposium in 2016, founded by Observe Collective member Jason Reed, we have expanded and partnered with London’s renowned and award-winning indie publisher, Hoxton Mini Press to create STREET LONDON in 2017.

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Inspired by the Magnum Swaps exhibition at Photo London, STREET LONDON have partnered with theprintspace to invite photographers from around the world the chance to swap and exhibit prints through STREET SWAP. It’s entirely free to enter and culminates with a curated exhibition at STREET LONDON.

We believe in making photography accessible to wider audiences and wish to support the Street Photography community spirit. This year we are offering everyone (including those not able to make it to our event) the chance to participate in a free online print swap project with physical print swapping during STREET LONDON.

How does it work?
Enter up to 5 images for free via thehub. We will curate an exhibition of up to 200 photos from all entries. Whether or not you are at the event, you can print and swap one image (up to 12 x 16 inches) free of charge. There’s nothing to lose!

Simply upload your image(s) and share to via thehub.

Enter Now!

Click here for step by step instructions.

By entering your images to STREET SWAP, you agree to receive emails from theprintspace and Street London.

Do you want to have your work seen and discussed by the best in the community?

Making great work has to be coupled with showing and presenting it. Our Spotlight sessions are designed to give a platform to those who are starting out with Street Photography or have a new project underway that they would like to get feedback on.

Take to the stage for 10 minutes and present your work to our street-savvy audience for some friendly and constructive comments and guidance. Submit 10 x jpegs (2000 pixels longest side at 72dpi lastname_firstname-1.jpg) to be considered for one of our 12 spots over the two days of the symposium.

Submit your work

Fancy a Friday night shoot around the Brick Lane with one of the UK’s most well-known street photographers?

Join Dougie Wallace, aka “Glasweegee”, in capturing some of the best and worst of one of East London’s most colourful neighbourhoods. Love it or hate, the area will make an impression on your senses. Dougie has an unrivalled eye for capturing the humorous, the incongruous and the surprisingly touching drama of everyday life. With books published by Hoxton Mini Press and Dewi Lewis over the past couple of years, a recent BBC TV documentary, and numerous exhibitions, he is a street photographer on the top of his game.

Buy Tickets — £35

Limited to maximum of 10 photographers

Jason Reed

Creative Director

A founding member of the OBSERVE collective, Jason launched the first The London Street Photography Symposium attracting photographers from around the world.

Nick Turpin

Creative Director

Founder of the iN‑PUBLic international street photography collective, Nick is a lecturer and book publisher with an extensive photography career.

Kristen O’Sullivan


From Boston to London, Kristen is an avid photobook collector who works with talented creatives in a wide range of arts and media sectors, and most recently with photography.

Martin Usborne


Martin is an internationally recognised fine-art photographer and the co-founder of Hoxton Mini Press, the indie publisher that makes collectable photography books about London life.

Photo © Martin Usborne

Our venue is the stunning new D&AD building on Cheshire St. just off of Brick Lane in the East End. You’ll have a chance to wander this popular street and surrounding area with its diverse cultures, street art, independent shops, and wide variety of street food stalls. The building is architecturally designed with multifunctional spaces and superb facilities. D&AD is a non-profit design association inspiring the next generation of creative talent.


When planning your route, we suggest downloading CityMapper app for best routes, costs, time and options for all forms of transportation from feet to Uber.

Nearest Overground Station: Shoreditch High Street, or Bethnal Green

Nearest Tube Station: Whitechapel and not too long of a walk from Liverpool St.

Don’t even think about driving or parking!

Cycle parking limited but plenty available on Brick Lane.

64 Cheshire Street
E2 6EH
United Kingdom