Thank you from the UrbanPhotoFest Open!

Posted on 11 Jul 2016

We would like to thank everyone who helped us to re-think the street through our new annual international UrbanPhotoFest Open photography competition. Each year the competition seeks to stimulate dialogue through the visual representation of key themes related to the contemporary city.

This year we invited entrants to extend their visual approach to contemporary street photography so that the street becomes the starting point for engagement with the urban environment.  Our belief that this approach would produce work that provokes questions about encounters with the modern city was borne out through the images we received.

We have been overwhelmed by the global response to our request, and have received entries that are diverse, engaging and speak of experiences within different cities throughout the world.  As we look through the entries, it is apparent that relationships have been drawn between the street and its materiality that provide us with some fascinating insights into the cities represented.

We are thrilled that our first year of the competition has been so successful and that the quality of work has been so high.  The judging process is very difficult indeed and we would like to wish those who entered, very best of luck! 

Winners will be notified by the end of August 2016 and their names will be available on the competition website by 12th September 2016.