For the first year, HistoryMiami Museum will host the Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF) during Art Basel Week, from December 3-6, 2015, featuring various street photography exhibitions and public programs. In conjunction with the festival, the Museum will exhibit the finalists of MSPF’s international street photography competition. This exhibition will run from November 20, 2015 through January 17, 2016.
The MSPF© is an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary street photography, and featuring the work of professional and emerging photographers in this genre. The goal of the festival is to establish a global platform for exploring street photography through exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and other events.
Each year, the festivals core activity, an international street photography competition, receives thousands of submissions from more than 45 countries. HistoryMiami will display the 100 finalists, selected by a panel of judges. The museum will also exhibit the finalists of a new festival competition for street photography series depicting life in the Miami area.
All of these activities are part of HistoryMiami’s Center for Photography, a Knight Foundation-funded initiative that features collecting projects, exhibitions, and programming related to documentary photography.