BRACKNELL, Berks, 29 March, 2007 – HP today announced the launch of the Street Photography online gallery to give professional photographers the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Recontres dArles photography festival in July 2007. Photographers can display their work for free through the Street Photography online gallery here.
Street Photo Online
Riding on the success of the HYPE galleries, the Street Photography gallery encourages photographers to look at the urban landscape in innovative or unusual ways. Cracks in the pavement, peeling walls, shadows cast by stairwells, could all be included in Street Photography.By following the instructions on the Street Photography website, photographers can upload their images to the gallery where they are displayed online.
A launch event, including a Magnum Masterclass delivered by Stuart Franklin, will also be held today at Magnums headquarters in London. Individuals then have until June 10 to submit their images online before the competition closes. The online gallery, however, will continue to run after this date for the rest of the year creating a comprehensive collection of Street Photography.
Street Photography at Arles
After the competition closes, Magnum president Stuart Franklin – publisher of several books on photography and award-winning photojournalist – will select the best 30 to be exhibited at the Arles festival, which runs from July 3 to September 16. These images will be printed on an HP Z-series printer, using premium HP papers such as HP Satin Premium Instant Dry photo paper and HP Universal Instant Dry Photo semi-gloss.
The top 30 winners will also receive their own copies printed on the HP Z-series printers to add to their portfolios.
From these 30, Franklin will also choose one winner to receive the grand prize: a paid-for trip to the festival, including an exclusive lunch with Franklin to gain valuable insights into the work of an internationally renowned photographer.
“Street Photography is a hugely significan’t part of documentary photography”, said Franklin. “I am delighted that HP is supporting this endeavour through the Street Photography gallery and competition”.
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