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Gothenburg Street Photo Festival is Scandinavia’s first festival in this global photography genre. Buy a festival pass and experience two days of top notch lectures, mingling, inspiration, photo exhibitions, photography contests, networking and personal growth.

17 - 18 September 2021

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    Worth approx. SEK 110.000

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    Street Photography Festival

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    Exhibitions

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    Contests

Photography contests

Participate in our photography contests. Choose a category and send us your best pictures. Be judged by renowned photographers and win attractive prices.

Color

Single Color

Color

In this category you may enter one to six color pictures, the choice is yours. They can be totally disconnected from each other. A prerequisite is of course that it is street photography, taken in the public space. This may be streets, squares, buses, trams, pubs, libraries etc. The pictures may not have been arranged and should not be of people you know. They must have been taken by yourself and there must be human presence in them. There is no limit as to when the pictures have been taken.

Domare: Annette Lang
Deadline: 1 September 2021

Entries must be received no later than Wednesday September 1
All nominated pictures will be exhibited at Gothenburg Street Photo Festival, September 17-18 2021.

Annette Lang
Street photgraphy is a source of never ending wonder for me. Holding a camera has sharpened my eye and heightened my senses for the uncountable stories happening all around me. As a self taught photographer, technicality has always come second to the importance I allot to eyes and soul wide open and the readiness to immerse oneself into the street and to engage with the people around us.
The unprecedented situation of a worldwide pandemic has taught me that walking in a very restricted perimeter becomes the ticket to a the suprising world of ever changing situations worthy to be photographed. Far from being a shooting device, my camera has repeatedly been the key to encouters I would not have had the chance to make without photography. All my photos are candid street photography. Whenever possible, I show people their picture afterwards, offering to either delete or send it to them. I thus now know people by name and have a chat with many of those who appear in my photos.
A vernissage and exhibition of my street photos in a restaurant in Nice last summer was a lovely opportunity to celebrate my profound connection with local people. Some of my photos had a wider reach as part of international exhibitions thanks to Women Street Photohraphers : FIAP biennale in Chelyabinsk, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Women Street Photographers Annual Exhibition New York and the Trieste Photo Days. Other photos were featured F/8 Street Photographer Magazine and Street Photography Artists print magazines.

Black and white

Single black and white

Black and white

In this category you may enter one to six black and white pictures, the choice is yours. They can be totally disconnected from each other. A prerequisite is of course that it is street photography, taken in the public space. This may be streets, squares, buses, trams, pubs, libraries etc. The pictures may not have been arranged and should not be of people you know. They must have been taken by yourself and there must be human presence in them. There is no limit as to when the pictures have been taken.

Domare: Tore Hagman
Deadline: 1 September 2021

Entries must be received no later than Wednesday September 1
All nominated pictures will be exhibited at Gothenburg Street Photo Festival, September 17-18 2021.

Tore Hagman
Tore Hagman from Vårgårda has been a freelance photographer since the early 1980s. He photographs with a broad spectrum, but is perhaps best known for his images from the agricultural landscape and the interaction between land and people.

His motifs have both a documentary and an aesthetic starting point. He is frequently hired as a lecturer and has been responsible for the pictures in about thirty books. He was also one of the founders of the magazine Camera Natura.

Over the years, Tore Hagman has received a number of scholarships and awards. He was the first to be named “Nature Photographer of the Year” by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. He has received the KW Gullers scholarship and was chosen in 2002 as one of twelve international photographers for the “Hasselblad Master”. Among his most acclaimed books are “Mulen’s lands”, “West coast” and “Gothenburg – The city by the sea”.

Up to 29

Single Up to 29

Up to 29

This category is open to anyone not older than 29 years on the deadline date. In this category you may enter one to six color pictures, black & white pictures or a mix, the choice is yours. They can be totally disconnected from each other. A prerequisite is of course that it is street photography, taken in the public space.This may be streets, squares, buses, trams, pubs, libraries etc. The pictures may not have been arranged and should not be of people you know. They must have been taken by yourself and there must be human presence in them. There is no limit as to when the pictures have been taken.

Domare: Gaby Ben-Avraham
Deadline: 1 September 2021

Entries must be received no later than Wednesday September 1
All nominated pictures will be exhibited at Gothenburg Street Photo Festival, September 17-18 2021.

Gabi Ben Avraham
”The street is not a studio”

I am an Israeli photographer (60), I live in Tel Aviv and work in a software company. After flirting with an initial fascination with photography and film cameras in the 1980’s, I went on to pursue a career as an IT manager and put my love for the still image aside.
Fortunately, my interest never disappeared. While the passion lay dormant for decades, all it took was the gift of a camera from my wife to awaken my inclination towards photography again.
The Street is not a Studio. Sometimes I stand and wait for things to converge – a cyclist, a dancer, a child – moving along. Street Photography/Documentary is my favorite way of looking at the world.
My camera has become an integral part of me and I cannot imagine myself without it. Everywhere I go I take it with me thinking ‘maybe today will be my lucky day and I will take the photo of my life’. Via the camera lens I am constantly looking around me, searching for that ‘decisive’ moment that will never return, unless I catch it. When pushing the button, I try to make some sense, restore order to the chaotic scheme of things in the composition, tell the story behind the scene and frame a surrealistic moment. The components ‘speak’ with each other in a special dialogue, either by color, shape, or light. Capturing the elusive, special moment after which things will never be the same and making it eternal – that is my goal.

At a single click, I try to fill the insignificance around me with significance and create a private and intimate hallucination in order to share it with the viewer. Even though the moment fades, it is burnt in the memory of the viewer.
I shoot independently for a few years and teach in Street Photography workshops.
I have participated in many exhibitions, personal, groups and Street photography festivals, I was a judge in a number of street photography competitions and I won the first place in the Lensculture street photography singles competition for 2020.

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Collection

Collection 5-7 pictures

Collection

In this category you have the opportunity to submit up to three collections of five to seven images. You choose for yourself. The pictures in the collection should be connected and together create a whole. The prerequisites are, of course, that it must be a street photo. That is, photos taken in the public environment. On streets and squares, buses, trams, pubs, libraries, etc. The pictures must not be arranged and not on people you know. The pictures must be taken by yourself and contain people or clear traces of human presence. There are no time horizon requirements.

Domare: Roger Turesson
Deadline: 1 September 2021

Entries must be received no later than Wednesday September 1
All nominated pictures will be exhibited at Gothenburg Street Photo Festival, September 17-18 2021.

Roger Turesson
Roger Turesson is a multi-award winning photographer at Dagens Nyheter
which has depicted several of the world events and conflicts of our time. Presidential elections in the United States, the fall of the Soviet Union, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Iraq, and Syria.
But Roger often chooses to turn the camera in the other direction – to the common man, not to the kings and generals. He looks for the small moments in everyday life, regardless of whether they are in North Korea or on the street back home in Sweden.
In 2020, Roger was named Photographer of the Year and was also awarded the Picture of the Year award. He is also currently working on the book “Passage”, published by Kerber. www.rogerturesson.se

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