MIAMI – HistoryMiami Museum will capture the spirit of the magic city during Art Basel Week while hosting one of the most popular art events in recent years: the Miami Street Photography Festival. The festival and exhibitions are part of HistoryMiami’s newly-established Center for Photography, created as a part of a Knight Arts Challenge grant, and will feature world-class photographers, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, photo walks, and portfolio reviews. Legendary photographers Bruce Davidson, David Alan Harvey, Peter Turnley and Maggie Steber will be this year’s featured guests.
Now in its fourth year, the Miami Street Photography Festival is expanding to HistoryMiami Museum after gaining success in Wynwood during the previous three Art Basel Weeks. The festival’s mission is to give exposure to up-and-coming photographers from around the globe, and highlight the best in international street photography.
“The Miami Street Photography Festival creates an interactive platform for photographers to showcase their work during a time of high exposure for art,” said Juan Jose Reyes, founder of
The Miami Street Photography Festival. “This level of talent in photography cannot be found anywhere else during Art Basel Week and partnering with HistoryMiami helps solidify our standing in the community during one of the most prestigious art events in the world.”
As part of the festival’s program, HistoryMiami Museum will exhibit:
- Photographs of the finalists of the MSPF Street Photography Contest and of the Miami Photo Series competition; two international, juried competitions currently underway.
- New Cuba photography from David Alan Harvey in the festival’s featured artist gallery.
- Images from two respected street photography collectives – SPontanea from Italy and The Street Collective, an international group.
“Each of these photography exhibitions are in-line with our mission to preserve and document history, as street photography captures life as it is lived,” said HistoryMiami Museum President/CEO Stuart A. Chase. “This is a great opportunity for HistoryMiami to partner with an existing festival and expand our reach to new audiences by bringing world-class photography to the museum.”
The Miami Street Photography Festival expects to receive contest submissions from more than 50 countries. The exhibitions featuring the finalists of both contests will be displayed not only during the festival, but also for two months surrounding it, from November 20, 2015 through January 17, 2016.
This year, the Miami Street Photography Festival will be sponsored by Leica, Leica Store Miami, Adobe, Image Pro, Epson, Ona Bags and AroundTown Magazine.
Museum Hours and Fees:
HistoryMiami will be offering free admission during the festival, from December 3 – 6, 2015.
Hours: 10 am -10 pm.
Regular museum admission and hours:
$10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, $5 for children 6-12, and free for members and children under 6; Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 12 pm-5 pm.
About The Miami Street Photography Festival
Established in 2012, The MSPF© has evolved rapidly to become the leading street photography event in the world. The event is an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary street photography as viewed through the eyes of emerging photographers in this genre. The goal of the festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and other events. This event is a collaborative effort to advance the work of photographers who pay attention to everyday life in order to capture the world around us. For Festival information and submissions visit: www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org or visit
facebook.com/MiamiStreetPhotographyFestival for more information.
About HistoryMiami Museum
HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. We accomplish this through education, collections, research, exhibitions, publications and city tours. For more information, call 305-375-1492 or visit historymiami.org.