HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in the heart of downtown Miami, will capture photography lover’s hearts during Art Basel Week by hosting one of the most popular art events in recent years: the Miami Street Photography Festival. Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, the Miami Street Photography Festival features world-class photographers, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, photo walks, and portfolio reviews. 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.
Featuring the work of photographers from more than 60 countries, the festival will take over multiple galleries at HistoryMiami Museum. Legendary photographers Martin Parr, Jill Freedman, Richard Kalvar, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris-Webb will be this year’s featured speakers. Chris Suspect, Lauren Welles, and Matt Stuart will be participating as well.
“Miami Street Photography Festival creates an interactive platform for photographers from around the world to showcase their work during a time of high exposure for art,” said Juan Jose Reyes, founder of the Miami Street Photography Festival. “We provide photographers a premier stage to display their work at a world-class museum. This level of talent in photography cannot be found anywhere else during Art Basel Week.”
As part of the festival’s program, HistoryMiami Museum will feature:
- Exhibitions of the finalists of the MSPF Street Photography Contest and of the Miami Photo Series competition
- Exhibition, called Violet Isles, of images of Cuba by renowned photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris-Webb
- An outdoor exhibition called “The Big Picture” featuring photojournalism from around the world
- Images from Street Photo Thailand
- Workshops with renowned photographers starting on November 28
“Each of these photography exhibitions are in-line with our mission to preserve and document history. Street photography does that by capturing everyday life and recording people’s history,” said HistoryMiami Museum President/CEO Stuart A. Chase. “We are proud to once again be partnering with the Miami Street Photography Festival to bring the best in street photography to the galleries at HistoryMiami Museum during one of the most prestigious art events in the world.”
MSPF is part of HistoryMiami’s newly-established Center for Photography, created as a part of a Knight Arts Challenge grant. The Miami Street Photography Festival contest received close to 50 perecent more entries this year from photographers in in more than 60 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 18, 2016 through January 15, 2017.
This year, the Miami Street Photography Festival will be sponsored by Leica, Leica Store Miami, Image Pro International, Epson, Adobe, Lensculture, Ona Bags
Street Photography Magazine, AroundTown Magazine, Miami Herald, and The Art Newspaper.
Museum Hours and Admission:
Admission is FREE during the festival, from December 1 – 4, 2016. Hours: 10 am -10 pm Thursday-Saturday. 12 pm – 5 pm on Sunday. A closing party will be held on Saturday night.
Workshop Registration visit www.miamistreephotographyfestival.org
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. Visit: www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org or Facebook.com/MiamiStreetPhotographyFestival or Instagram.com/MiamiStreetPhotographyFestival for festival 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.