International Festival Puts Focus on Photography During Art Basel Miami

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The third annual Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF), in partnership with Leica Camera, will once again showcase the best of contemporary street photography.

The third annual Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF), in partnership with Leica Camera, will once again showcase the best of contemporary street photography, as viewed through the eyes of emerging photographers in the genre. “We are very excited to be partnering again this year with Leica in hosting this world class photography event,” said festival founder Juan Jose Reyes. “The goal of the festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other activities, and to elevate Miami as a center for photography.”

Dubbed by Harper's Bazaar Hotlist as an "Art Basel Top Ten" in its inaugural season, this year's event will take place December 4-7, 2014 at Kike San Martin Studio in Miami's vibrant Wynwood Art District during the height of Art Basel. Featured guests include world renowned Magnum photographers Alex Webb, Susan Meiselas, and Constantine Manos, along with poet/photographer Rebecca Norris Webb and National Geographic's Maggie Steber. In addition to a full schedule of daily events and workshops, the festival will play host to an international street photography exhibit, with top prize selected by the festival's esteemed panel of featured photographers.

Photographers of all levels and experience are invited to submit their street images for an opportunity to be showcased in the 2014 festival’s main exhibit, as selected by a panel of highly reputed street photographers from the international collective, OBSERVE, and from the acclaimed UrbanPicnic Street Photography group.

Guidelines and rules for submitting images can be found at http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org, as well as a full schedule of complimentary activities and featured events. The deadline for entry is October 20, 2014.

The Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF©) is organized by The Miami Street Photography Club. The club was founded in 2011 by Juan Jose Reyes as a means for street photographers to network with others interested in this specific genre, and as an educational tool for furthering their craft. Street photographers use their keen sense of observation to capture the "decisive moment," while documenting society through compelling candid moments in the everyday life of strangers.

Along with Leica Camera, this year's partners include Leica Store Miami, Impress DC Media, Miami-Dade College, Ona Fine Camera Bags, Viewbook, ISP/International Street Photographer Magazine, APF Magazine, Around Town Magazine and Dina Mitrani Gallery.

Contact:

Juan Jose Reyes,         
Executive Director    
jjreyes(at)miamistreetphotographyfestival(dot)org
954-559-4481

Veronica Valle,
Associate Director                  
v.valle(at)miamistreetphotographyfestival(dot)org
305-978-7931

Lynne Kaplan,
Associate Director    
lkaplan(at)miamistreetphotographyfestival(dot)org
305-790-0293

Website: http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Street-Photography-Festival-MSPF/143254255819164

Twitter: @miamiSPfestival

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