2019 Street Photography Festivals

The Passionate Photographer: Workshops with Steve Simon 

Various dates. See link below.


Steve Simon is an author and award-winning photographer.  He is hosting a series of street workshops throughout the year with co-hosts such as Zach Arias, Sean Sliney, Soichi Hayashi, and more.

Peter Turnley Street Photography Workshops

Various dates. See link below.


"Peter Turnley is renowned for his photography of the realities of the human condition. His photographs have been featured on the cover of Newsweek 43 times and are published frequently in the world’s most prestigious publications."

Shoot New York City Workshops

Various dates. See link below.


"My street photography workshops are a popular way for visitors to NYC and New Yorkers to learn the techniques and skills of street photography while exploring one of New York's exciting urban neighborhoods."

NYC-SPC Workshops

Various dates. See link below


Eric Kim Workshops

Various dates.  See link below.


"Embark on an unforgettable photographic adventure"

Miami Street Photography Workshops

Various dates. See link below.


"For almost a decade we have developed relationships with the best photographers in the genre of street and documentary photography. Now we bring those photographers to extraordinary locations around the world to give you the chance to learn from the absolute best in an warm and friendly environment focused on taking your street photography to the next level."

Street Week LA

February 4 - February 10


"A week of street photography celebrated in downtown Los Angeles, California."

Meg Hewitt 5 Day Workshop

March 28 - April 1


"Explore the less trodden layers of Tokyo and Japanese culture whilst developing your photographic skills.

The workshop is suited to all levels of experience and utilising all forms of photographic process. You may use either film or digital cameras. The workshop will be held in English with Japanese translation available."

Month of Photography LA

April 1 - April 30


"MOPLA was established and exists to celebrate photography through a variety of events and programs that inspire and invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast, emerging professional and collector.

MOPLA's two-fold mission is to advance dynamic programming designed to engage and stimulate the photography community, as well as to present a comprehensive resource of exhibitions and events."   

Workshop with dIRTYHARRY - Istanbul

April 26 - 28


"Starting with an introduction and presentation, the workshop will continue with shooting in the streets of Istanbul, 
on a base of exploring the technique, trials & possibilities of photographing in public space.

The discussion & critique review the next day will focus on topics like composition, content & editing images on a personal storytelling direction."

International Festival of Street Photography

April 26 - 28


3 day festival that includes workshops conducted by Nikos Economopoulos and Franco Fontana.

Eyes on Main Street Wilson Photo Festival

April 27 - August 4


"The exhibition, curated by Jerome De Perlinghi and co-curated by Ghadah Alrawi and Carol Johnson, features the work of 100 photographers from 45 countries with an equal number of men and women. Among the artists included in this years' edition are: Bruce Gilden, Bieke Depoorter, William Klein, Meeri Koutaniemi, Carl De Keyzer, Donna Ferrato, John Stanmeyer, Renée C. Byer, Martin Roemers, Susan Barnett and Juan Arredondo."

"The Eyes on Main Street festival will launch on Saturday April 27, 2019 with a street party on South Street in collaboration with 217 Brew Works, our local brewery, across from the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. Over 30 international photographers will be present at the launch of the fifth edition. The exhibits will run until August 4, 2019."

Luxembourg Street Photography Festival

May  2 - 5


PHOS Sofia Street Photography Days

May 9 - 12


"PhoS/ΦΩS (photography and the street) are free street photography colloquia! ​The PhoS/ΦΩS events are taking place in various cities in the Balkans (Athens, Bucharest, Sofia ... )."

David Gibson Street Photography Workshops

May 16 - 19


"Small workshop in Heraklion - no more than 10 people - over 4 days. Something of the history and different approaches to street photography. There will be set assignments but the core of the workshop is providing constructive feedback for participants on their work."

Street Photo Milano

May 16 - 19


"Our goal is to create a global photography exchange to showcase the best of contemporary street and documentary photography and to foster cultural interaction between accomplished and emerging photographers, experts, amateurs and communities."

Based On A True Story – A Workshop with Gus Powell – Washington, D.C.  

May 31 - June 2, 2019

Workshop with Gus

"In this workshop Gus Powell will explore the narrative and poetic qualities of photography and the photobook. He will discuss working within the tradition of street photography to make work that embraces both the universal and the ambiguous in equal measure."

Street Sans Frontieres

May 17 - 19


"From May 17 to May 19, our collective will be back in Paris for the 2019 edition of Street Sans Frontières. This international exhibition, curated by Martin Vegas, will be attended by 80 authors from 5 continents who showcase the best of contemporary street and documentary photography. Street Sans Frontières aims to give a wider view of what happens in the streets around us and explores the relationship between humans and their environment. From amateurs to established artists, these photographers are able to capture stories in different forms and deliver them to us, showing what happens in the streets of the world, through the outstanding and inspiring images we are proud to share."

On the Streets in New York City with Julia Dean

May  26 - 31


"This 5-1/2 day street photography workshop in New York has a special twist. Not only will we see many spots not to be missed, but we will also have a destination. An agenda. A master plan. We’re starting at Battery Park at the south end of Manhattan, and heading north along Broadway, until we reach the top, at 220th Street, in a neighborhood called Inwood. Broadway — in Manhattan — is 13 miles long, which is walk-able over five-day’s time, if we take no diversions, though we are bound to do just that."

Focus on the Story - Washington, DC

May 29 - June 2


Talks • Workshops • Portfolio Reviews • Exhibits • Contests • Photo Walks

"Join us May 29 – June 2 in the nation’s capital as we celebrate the art of photography and the stories behind the images."

Full Frontal Workshop (CPH Distortion Festival)

May 29 - 31


"Join the international Full Frontal Flash Collective for a three day workshop in Copenhagen this May. The workshop will be held during the CPH Distortion Festival with its street parties as a background for us to work in. And it will be free."

StreetFoto San Francisco

June 3 - 9


"Street photographers from around the world are coming to San Francisco. The festival will feature exhibitions, workshops, portfolio reviews, photowalks, live discussion and lectures by street photography masters."

German Street Photography Festival 2019

June 21 - 23


"Street Photography is an artistic-documentary genre of photography with more than 100 years of history from the most diverse countries and cultures in the world. The German Street Photography Festival creates a space to show contemporary street photography from Germany in a public exhibition and to treat the topics of street photography from Germany in a symposium."

Out of Chicago - Architecture and Street Photography Conference

June 28 - 30


Out of Chicago connects passionate photographers with their photography heroes through intimate photography experiences in amazing locations.

“Discover Your Unique Voice in Street Photography” Workshop - Eric Kim

June 29 - 30


"The focus will be to take your street photography to the next level with new advanced techniques, approaches, and through honest & critical feedback and critique. You will join a crew of like-minded streettogs who want to define their personal and artistic vision in street photography, and we will all help one another grow and thrive.

This isn’t a workshop for the meek. If you are looking for an adventure and a challenge, this workshop will be perfect for you."


July 5 - 7

"Matt Stuart will run a street photography workshop to coincide with St Paul's Carnival, Bristol. 

Shoot with Matt over the weekend, working as though on assignment. This will mean shooting early and finishing late, with a few curries and beers chucked in for good measure. "

Ibarionex Perello & Olaf Sztaba

August 23 - 25, 2019


"Join photographic visionaries Ibarionex and Olaf, one of the most respected educators in the industry in this one-time, special workshop event. Ibarionex and Olaf will work closely with you to translate your vision into unique and impactful imagery."

London Street Photo Festival

August 23 - 25


"London Street Photography Festival is a non-profit international event based in London showcasing Street Photography. The goal of the Festival is to build a community and to establish and develop a platform for networking, learning and development through exhibitions, workshops, lectures, competition and associated events. We aim to be closely connected to the community and young people and provide them with the world-class resources and experience in one of the most dynamic and popular genres of photography."

PHOS Bucharest Street Photography Days

September 2019


Hull International Photography Festival (HIPFest)

October 2019


"Hull International Photography Festival is an event where professionals come to exhibit, network, sell work, exchange ideas, and meet contacts. But also as an opportunity for the newly qualified, amateur & emerging photographer of any age & ability to immerse themselves in the world of photography, find information, gain support, share their passion and showcase their work alongside the best in the world, to a global network of photographers, peers, curators, editors, agents, photo enthusiasts and the visiting public."

The Brussels Street Photography Festival

Date: October 4 - 6


"The Brussels Street Photography Festival(BSPF) is a cultural project whose objective it is to promote street photography as an urban research tool, as a form of cultural communication and as a form of visual art."

Trieste Photo Days 2019

October 25 - October 27


International festival of urban photography

Valparaíso, Chile Street Photography Workshop with Eléonore Simon

November 15 - 21

Valparaiso, Chile workshop

"Leica Store Miami and the Miami Street Photography Festival are excited to announce a new street photography workshop in Valparaíso, Chile with Eléonore Simon. Join us as we explore this vibrant city’s flourishing street art, charming historic quarters and bustling street life."

Tokyo: Explorations in the Metropolis - With Ibarionex Perello and George Nobechi  

First week in December 2019


"Through group discussions and critiques, we will help you assess the strengths of your unique photographic vision, become able to speak about your work intelligently and to refine it in the field." 

Miami Street Photography Festival

December 2019


"The Miami Street Photography Festival is an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary street and documentary photography"

2019 Dates | To Be Determined


Bangkok Street Photography Festival

Date: TBD


"Bringing together the world of street photography to share in our vision and to connect with our local photographers."

ASPAwards Festival

Date: TBD


"The backbone of the festival is the international contest, which is not only an occasion for “healthy competition”, but also an opportunity for reflection, observation of a fast-changing reality, contact with a complex world."

PHOS Athens Street Photography Days

Date: TBD


Aussie Street

Date: TBD


"AUSSIE STREET is the first dedicated Australian street photography festival. Its initial programme at Head On 2018 included a featured exhibition at a leading Sydney gallery, a workshop, and a nationwide search concluding with the inaugural AUSSIE STREET Awards selected by world renowned street photographers, including the legendary Melbourne photographer Jesse Marlow. As a featured part of the Head On Photo Festival in 2018, AUSSIE STREET engaged the diverse and exponentially growing street photography community on both local and international levels."

Photofeel Street Photography Festival

Date: TBD

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Remember:  The intent of this listing is to highlight festivals (and other multi-day events) centered around street photography.