London Street Photography Festival

The first London Street Photography Festival starts today and will run throughout July with a diverse programme of exhibitions, events, talks, walks and workshops. According to the London Street Photography Festival street photography is described as,

Un-posed, un-staged photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.

The calendar of events includes exhibitions of some of the best contemporary street photographers, honoring past masters, plus talks, discussions, debates and appreciation of the current relevance of this time-honored genre. You can see the full line up of events here

For the first year, the exhibitions have been curated by the festival team and partners (rather than through submissions). But street photographers from around the world were invited to to enter the first Street Photography Awards which included a Student Award (open to UK-based students) and an International Award (open to photographers from all over the world). The winning entries will be exhibited during the festival. 

The majority of activities will take place in and around King’s Cross, exhibitions and events will also take place at the German Gymnasium, British Library, National Portrait Gallery, V&A and St Pancras International. Satellite exhibitions and events will take place across London. Download the festival map to find your way to the exhibitions

Here's a small trailer to give you a taste of what to expect at this festival.