Street London Photography Festival


Street Photography Festival
is back for 2018!

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17/18/19 August 2018
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.

Street London returns in August this year with a new theme. We want to explore the ‘borders’ of street photography: where street photography meets photojournalism, art photography and portraiture.

Hoxton Mini Press, the renowned East London publisher, joins iN‑PUBLiC’s Nick Turpin and guest creative directors, Kristin Van den Eede and Olly Lang, to once again create an unrivalled gathering in the world’s capital of street photography. Originally founded by Jason Reed of the Observe Collective, this annual event has become a highlight of the street photography calendar.

Join us at the D&AD space as we again celebrate and explore the constantly evolving definition of Street Photography by hearing from celebrated international photographers. Our aim is to help you develop your own voice within street photography through exposure to others’.

We are firming up an exciting line up of brilliant speakers addressing this year’s theme. We look forward to exploring the borders of street photography with you.

Watch this space!

Photo © Simon Roberts

Matt Stuart

A big name in street photography, Matt’s passion has resulted in genuine moments which burrow deep into our memories.

Zed Nelson

Known for long term projects that explore contemporary society, Zed’s widely exhibited work inhabits the intersection between art and documentary.

Simon Roberts

Roberts’ award-winning work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging.

Julie Hrudova

Based in Amsterdam Julie is a widely published street photographer, photo editor at RTL News in the Netherlands and editor of the popular @streetrepeat Instagram account.

Eléonore Simon


Eléonore is a curator of Women in Street, a growing global network promoting the work of emerging and seasoned street photographers across several social media platforms.

Susana Soler


Susana Soler is an administrator of Women in Street, a growing global network promoting the work of emerging and seasoned street photographers across several social media platforms.

Roza Vulf


Roza Vulf is a regular participant with Women in Street, a growing global network promoting the work of emerging and seasoned street photographers across several social media platforms.

David Gaberle

David travelled for eight months through some of the world’s largest cities to capture photos for his debut book Metropolight. Curator David Campany ranks it among the two best photobooks of 2017.

Dorothy Bohm

A founder of The Photographers’ Gallery and doyenne of British photography known for her portraiture, street photography, and early adoption of colour.

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.

Kristin van den Eede

Guest Creative Director

Belgium-based member of the Observe Collective, Kristin Van den Eede juggles a career in language education with her passion for photography.

Olly Lang

Guest Creative Director

Oliver has been shooting street photography with an iPhone since 2008 and taught at the TATE, V&A Museum and Format Photography Festival.

Martin Usborne

Executive Director

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.

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

Friday 17 August

18:30 – 21:00

Registration & Welcome Drinks from East London Liquor Company, Pressure Drop Brewery and Borough Wines


Short talks by Creative Directors Nick Turpin, Kristin Van den Eede and Olly Lang

Saturday 18 August

09:00 – 09:45

Registration continues with Climpson & Sons coffee and famous Brick Lane Beigels

9:45 – 10:00



KEY NOTE: Simon Roberts

11:00 – 11:40

Street Repeat – Julie Hrudova

11:40 – 12:00


12:00 – 13:00

PANEL DISCUSSION I – Exploring the Borders of Street Photography: the discussion of what is and isn’t a Street Photograph expands with the growing popularity of the approach. We look at where ‘traditional’ Street Photography meets Art, Documentary and Conceptual image making in public places.

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch Break & Book Market

14:30 – 15:30

Spotlight – Charlie Kwai, Polly Rusyn, Nikolic Bojan, CJ Crosland, Kristof Vande Velde and Ryan Hardman, six emerging street photographers, will take to the stage for 10 minutes each to  share their work.

15:30 – 16:15

Zed Nelson

16:15 – 16:30


16:30 – 17:15

David Gaberle

17:15 – 19:30

STREET WALK: Free guided photo shoot walks around East London with some internationally recognised photographers, where you’ll be able to practice your skills alongside the best. With Nick Turpin, Kristin Van den Eede, Olly Lang, Charlie Kwai, David Gaberle. Sign up on the day. First come first serve.

19:30 – 23:00

STREET PARTY with Spitalfields market street food and the best of East London drinks from East London Liquor Company, Pressure Drop Brewery and Borough Wines

Sunday 19 August

09:30 – 10:00

Coffee from Climpson & Sons and famous Brick Lane Beigels

10:00 – 11:00

KEY NOTE: Matt Stuart

11:00 – 12:00

PANEL DISCUSSION II – How to Work as a Street PhotographerStreet Photography is probably the least commercial form of photography, two working street photographers Matt Stuart and Nick Turpin join commercial director of Magnum, Tim Paton who has represented them both, to discuss getting and producing editorial, design and advertising commissions.

12:00 – 12:15


12:15 – 13:00

Women in Street – Eléonore Simon, Susana Soler and Roza Vulf

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch & Book Market

14:30 – 15:30

PANEL DISCUSSION III – The Ethics and Morality of Street Photography: taking recent controversial images and projects as a starting point, we will explore the right of the photographer to create an uncensored record of public life and the rights of people in public to a degree of privacy in a public place. Should we have a voluntary code of conduct?

15:30 – 16:15

Exclusive Interview with Dorothy Bohm

16:15 – 16:30


16:30 – 17:30

Awards for the best image in the Street Swap

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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 1920s, New York in the 60s and 70s 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.

Our goal is to create the very best street photography gathering in the world. We don’t want to be huge, just great: to have the best speakers, the most interesting discussions, the best food!  We also want to explore the boundaries of street photography – to find out what it means to be a street photographer and how the art form is changing in a fast-evolving world.

For further information please email Kristen:

STREET LONDON have partnered with theprintspace for the second year running to invite photographers from around the world the chance to swap and exhibit prints through STREET SWAP. We had over 1000 submissions last year from around the globe! 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.

How does it work?

Enter up to 5 images for free via creativehub by midnight Sunday 12 August. We will curate an exhibition of up to 50 photos from all entries. If you are selected and whether or not you are at the event, you’ll be able to swap and print 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 creativehub.

Enter Now

Click here  for step by step instructions.

One of the highlights of last year’s STREET LONDON was seeing the projects and work in progress in our Spotlight sessions.

If you’d like to take the stage for 10 minutes this year and present your work to our street-savvy audience for some friendly and constructive comments and guidance, then 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 by Midnight Tuesday 31st July

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