Enamul Kabir's Coexistenc competition

We are very happy to announce to you that Enamul Kabir's joined the curator team! Enamul alsos has his own competition and his competition will be all about coexistance of humans and animals on the street!

Enamul Kabir:

Companion animals are much more important to the people of big cities. In every old or new society, people have and will continue to coexist with animals. The interaction with animals takes places in various forms from necessity to emotional requirements. These are all the ways to friendship. Living in the close surrounding of animals teaches humans humbleness, honesty and sensitivity. There is no way to fool them. One has to behave right to get animals respect. We share our daily lives with many types of animals. Dogs, cats, rats, horses, deer, pigeons, squirrels and so many more. As master Elliot Erwitt said, “Dogs never asked for a print”. I will just modify dogs for animals. “Animals never ask for print”.

So let’s enter the astonishing world of animals, where coexistence and love belongs.


Upload street photos of animals – mammals, avian, reptile, amphibious or even fish class – make inspired photos.

Don’t copy, be original. Make street photos worth the time of the viewer and have fun making them. Shoot your own residence; shoot at gardens, streets, warehouses, beaches, jungles and even labs.

The curator's choices will get a place into the WSP5 book!

Upload limitations
- Please upload only photos showing Coexistenc between animals and humas on the street.
- Do NOT make photos of your pets.
- Do NOT make animal portraits, it is about the coexistence on the street.
- Please upload only 3 photos per month. Each month when the competition is running we will add 3 to the total amount of photos you may upload. So, if you didn't upload the first 3 months you may upload 9 photos. If more than 1000 photos are uploaded we will start a second competition and close the first one.

Click here to see the photos already uploaded and to join this competition

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Some example photos
made by
Enamul Kabir

   
   

 

 

Enamul Kabir

Md Enamul Kabir is a Dhaka based freelance photographer. He is also part of collective called The Orange Moon and OnEdge Street. His work has been published in several national and international magazines, newspapers including ISP Magazine, FLIP Magazine London. For him, photography is all about moment and story which becomes the witness. He loves his photos to be concise and cohesive and he tries to achieve the best result possible with fewer subjects.

Apart that Enamul loves to take photos of animals. Photography helps him to overcome his loneliness and frustrations. His work is exhibited in HIPA-2014, Miami Street Photography Festival-2016, StreetFoto San Francisco-2016,2017, LSPF-2017, Summer in Your City-2017 and also published interview in many magazine and blogs including 121clicks and in-public.

Enamul believe in “Being a good human is much important than being a good photographer.”


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Fadi BouKaram's Protests competition

We mentioned before that we think that street photography is life photography, and is about human life on earth, we would like to not only find great juxtapositions and brilliant geometry shot but also life photography with a more social core. While looking for life photography with a social core we found Fadi BouKaram.

Fadi BouKaram has made several series about protest around the world, one of his series is called "Beirut Garbage Crisis" (click here to see and read about it). Which is a great photo serie about the garbage protests in Beirut. An great interview about this serie you can find at youtube here (click)

We are very happy to announce to you that Fadi BouKaram joined the curator team with his own competition and this competition will be all about protest!

Fadi BouKaram:

March with the people, document their protests.


Turn on the news almost anywhere in the world and you'll see images of people protesting en masse, be it against wars or politicians, or in support of different causes. Show me a photo from such an event. Be objective and an unbiased observer.

The curator's choices will get a place into the WSP5 book!

Upload limitations
- Please upload only photos which are about Protests.
- Please upload only 3 photos per month. Each month when the competition is running we will add 3 to the total amount of photos you may upload. So, if you didn't upload the first 3 months you may upload 9 photos. If more than 1000 photos are uploaded we will start a second competition and close the first one.

Click here to see the photos already uploaded and to join this competition

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Some photos of the "Beirut Garbage Crisis"
made by
Fadi BouKaram

   
   

 

 

Fadi BouKaram

Fadi BouKaram is a Lebanese photographer who was born and raised a nerd. After graduate degrees in electrical engineering and business, and a career spanning computer programming, banking, and fiscal laws, he woke up one day too tired of being a corporate drone. Life was too short for photography to be a side dish.

He gave away most of his earthly possessions, flew to the US, and went on a 5-month RV road trip; the imperialist influences of Robert Frank and John Steinbeck were too strong for this Arab to resist.

Fadi is a co-founder of the international collective ‘Observe’, where members believe that navel-gazing is a four-letter word. He has exhibited, both solo and with the collective, in several dots on the globe. He is also working on his first book, which is going to be a smash hit.

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The 4th World Street Photography book is out now!

We are totally proud to announce to you that our 4th World Street Photography Photo book is out now and can be ordered at World Street Photography. The book contains 222 inspiring street photos from 160 photographers from 36 countries. The intro of the book is written by Michael Ernest Sweet and is a must read! The cover of the book is made by Ed Robertson and the back is made by Michał Orliński
Within the 4th World Street Photography book there is also a selection of the projects “The porch” and “Public Transportation”, both great projects which had been going for years and now found a place in the book.

Click here to get the book if you are a member of WSP or Kujaja

Here your friends and none members of WSP or Kujaja can get the book

 

With last year's photo book WSP3 we were able to make a profit of 1750.75 Euros! This money goes directly to the German Ashalayam organization who support street children by giving them shelter, food, education and love.

 

 

WSP4 & WSP3 book in art libraries

 

Peter Ydeen was succesfull in contacting 2 libraries and they both have recieved the books already. Thank you Peter!

Birgitta from the Michener Art Museum send an email:

Many thanks for the two volumes of World Street Photography, volumes 3 and 4, The Finest Photos in International Street Photography. The two books will make a valuable addition to our library holdings on photography and we are most grateful to you for your donation

And Edward from the University Libraries, Virginia Tech Art department wrote:
#3 and #4 have both now arrived. I've taken them up to be cataloged and added to the library collection. Thank you for arranging for these donations.

Edwards also mentioned:
... this book (and others in the series) look like they would indeed be useful to students and faculty here at Virginia Tech"

If you know a library which is in or near an art academy please contact us at support [at] kujaja.com

To be able to send a wsp3 and or wsp4 book, contact a library and check if they are interested in getting a copy for their collection. Then get the contact information and of course the address so we can send it to them.

Getting the World Street Photography's books into libraries would be great so many more people get to know the books.

 

   
   

Jonathan Higbee's Queer Life competition

The new World Street Competitions have already been started and of course like any year we will try to do something differently. This year we asked the curators to choose their own theme for a competition. These competitions will run next to the normal WSP competitions.
Jonathan Higbee will start this year 2 competitions and the second one is a LGBTQ contest: Queer Life

What is life like for the queer people of your country? As the fight for LGBTQ equality continues across every inch of the globe, how do your gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender countrymen celebrate their pride, maintain their identity or even just find their community? This groundbreaking photography competition calls for captivating and creative street photography work that conveys the global diversity of the LGBTQ community and the authentic lives they lead around the world.

Unfortunately, many governments consider being gay, or discussing the gay community, a crime. To protect the identity and safety of the queer people living in these hostile locations (and the safety of photographers), we won’t accept images made in the countries listed below into this competition.

It is our hope that this contest and this particular stipulation will keep the conversation about global gay rights going, and that LGBTQ people in these countries will soon be freed from persecution.

Countries where being gay is a crime punishable by death: Sudan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar, UAE, Nigeria, Somalia, Syria, Iraq.

Countries where being gay or discussing the gay community is punishable by prison: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, Tunisia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lithuania and Russia.

The curator's choices will get a place into the WSP5 book!

Upload limitations
- Please upload only photos which are about Queer life.
- Please upload only 3 photos per month. Each month when the competition is running we will add 3 to the total amount of photos you may upload. So, if you didn't upload the first 3 months you may upload 9 photos. If more than 1000 photos are uploaded we will start a second competition and close the first one.
- Please upload photos only shot in 2017/2018.

Click here to see the photos already uploaded and to join this competition

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Some examples of Queer Life
made by
Jonathan Higbee

   
   

 

 

Jonathan Higbee

"Jonathan's being behind the camera seems to calm him, it seems to connect him with his subjects. I like that about this work. I also love that this work is in color. So much of what he captures here just wouldn't work in monochrome - and perhaps that instinct to search out these moments of color is what indicates a master color photographer more than anything."
-- Michael Ernest Sweet
Huffington Post 7/19/15

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Photo Alex Coghe
   

Alex Coghe's Documentary Series competition

The new World Street Competitions have already been started and of course like any year we will try to do something differently. This year we asked the curators to choose their own theme for a competition. These competitions will run next to the normal WSP competitions. Here is Alex Coghe's idea:

Our understanding of the world and our society passes through a real and felt emotional connection with the stories we can find and document. Social documentary photography usually follows a particular topic, it is a documentation of a single story,analyzed in-depth and this requires time. Time and a series of photos.

For this competition

we want to see your series of photos, we want to see your projects.


This is a competition open to all the storytellers and documentary photographers.

The curator's choices will get a place into the WSP5 book!

Upload limitations
- Please upload only series of social documentary "street" photos.
- Please upload only a series of 15 photos.

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Some examples made by Alex Coghe from his social documentary project BARRIOS.

   
   

 

 

Alex Coghe

Alex Coghe is an Italian Photojournalist based in Mexico.

Born in Rome (Italy), currently based in Mexico City, Alex Coghe is a photojournalist, publisher, writer and street photographer.

Street Photography, Social Documentary, but also portraits, events, fashion and erotica are his specializations. Currently he is journalist at Rome Central Magazine.

He has published among others on Lens Culture, Witness Journal, Il Messaggero, Doc!, Photowoa, The Phoblographer, Cuartoscuro, and Excelsior. His work so far was exhibited in several collective shows from Los Angeles to Miami, from Barcelona to Hamburg arriving to exhibit his work also in a theater in Rome. Alex Coghe is currently editor/publisher of the electronic magazines THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHER NOTEBOOK and LA STRADA. Alex is also a prolific writer with several books published about photography technique and visual culture. He is also giving photography workshops and photo tours in Mexico and all over the world, thanks to the fact he speaks 3 languages: Italian, English and Spanish. Alex Coghe is Official X Photographer for Fujifilm Mexico.

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You can also join one of Alex's workshops: Day of the dead (Mexico), Dolce Vita (Italy)

 

 

   
   

Lauren Welles' Emotions competition

The new World Street Competitions have already been started and of course like any year we will try to do something differently. This year we asked the curators to choose their own theme for a competition. These competitions will run next to the normal WSP competitions. Lauren came up with a great competition idea which starts with a Quote:

Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph – Andre Kertesz

On the other hand,

Photographers mistake the emotion they feel while taking the photo as a judgment that the photograph is good – Garry Winogrand

Show me a photo that makes you feel something

--joy, sadness, anger, fear, loneliness, curiosity, laughter, inspiration, compassion, excitement, tenderness or whatever else that forms part of this human experience we call "life."
Lauren Welles

Leave out the watermarks and upload in HIGHRES, at least 3500px width.

The curator's choices will get a place into the WSP5 book!

Upload limitations
- Please upload only street photos with candid emotions.
- Please upload only 3 photos per month. Each month when the competition is running we will add 3 to the total amount of photos you may upload. So, if you didn't upload the first 3 months you may upload 9 photos. If more than 1000 photos are uploaded we will start a second competition and close the first one.
- Please upload photos only shot in 2017/2018.

Click here to see the photos already uploaded and to join this competition

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Some examples made by Lauren Welles

   
   

 

 

Lauren Welles

Lauren Welles is a former corporate attorney who switched careers in order to focus full-time on her passion for photography. While her commercial photography spans a wide range of genres, the streets are where her heart is happiest. Her work is known for its multi-layered compositions and the stories they create. She is based in New York City.

Lauren’s work has been exhibited in various venues including "The Fence" at Photoville, NYC & Atlanta; the Museum of the City of New York; PhotoLeiden, The Netherlands, Umbrella Arts Gallery, NYC; The Center For Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO; Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NYC; and the HistoryMiami Museum, among others. Her work has been featured in publications, including the New York Times, La Repubblica, the New York Law Journal, PDN Online, Rangefinder Magazine, World Photography Organization, the Phoblographer, Women in Photography and Street Photography Magazine, among others.

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Photo Vinod Babu
   

Vinod Babu's Workers competition

For we think that street photography is life photography, and is about human life on earth, we would like to not only find great juxtapositions and brilliant geometry shot but also life photography with a more social core. While looking for life photography with a social core we found Vinod Babu. Vinod Bau has made a great serie called Refugess in Homeland (click to see it) and which is a study about the worst water crises in the state of Telangana. We are very happy that Vinod joined up the curators team and he choose his own competition theme: Workers.

Vinod Babu: In our day to day busy life, we often keep missing out to recognize people who are out there working. Right from your maid who works at your house to a person across the road drilling to fix a broken sewer line. Especially in India, a country which still needs a lot of support and welfare measures towards its working class so, do treat this as an opportunity to look around, interact and bring out the stories of those hidden gems.

Along with you all throughout the competition period, I will be shooting on this theme ‘workers’ as I am equally excited and will keep sharing images every now and then.


Get going, keep shooting and let's get inspired mutually! Cheers!



Leave out the watermarks and upload in HIGHRES, at least 3500px width.

The curator's choices will get a place into the WSP5 book!

Upload limitations
- Please upload only photos about workers shot.
- Please upload only 3 photos per month. Each month when the competition is running we will add 3 to the total amount of photos you may upload. So, if you didn't upload the first 3 months you may upload 9 photos. If more than 1000 photos are uploaded we will start a second competition and close the first one.

Click here to see the photos already uploaded and to join this competition

JOIN THIS COMPETITION

 

 

Vinod Babu

b.1990, India. Vinod Babu.V is an Independent photographer based in Hyderabad. He holds a Post Grad Degree in Environmental Engineering and worked in a consulting firm before quitting the job to pursue photography. He was part of Curatorial Team- Indian Photography Festival, 2015 and 2016 editions. Vinod is also a member of India Street Photography Collective, 'That's Life'.

EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTIONS / SLIDESHOWS

Pune Design Festival, 2017; Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, 2016; Coloreel, Vizag 2016; Satya Art Gallery, Ahmedabad 2016; Auckland Festival of Photography, 2016; Head On Photo Festival, 2016; Indian Photography Festival, 2015; Street Photo Thailand, 2015; Focus Photography Festival - Blow Up, Mumbai 2015; Glasgow Visual Arts Festival, 2014 Frames; Blow Up - Angkor 2014 Projections; UNICEF, Hyderabad, 2014.

PUBLICATIONS

The Caravan Magazine, Geography and You Journal; Radio 7 Live – Italia, www.sokakhikayeleri.com – 10 Indian photographers, LensCulture - Collectives Spotlight #4- That’s Life; Book- ‘Goddess of Folk’- Kakatiya Heritage Trust; 10 Emerging Street Photographers of India, Better Photography Magazine - 2015; Michael Areas set of ’10 Interesting Photographers’; Kyoorius Magazine, 2014; Headlined in ‘Street Photography around the world’ in ISP Magazine in Nov/Dec’14; PH Magazine 45th Issue; ‘Capture - The Annual, 2014’; F-Stop Magazine in Group Exhibition category; 121 Clicks (Interview); Newspapers- Eenadu, Sakshi and N.T.

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Some examples made by Vinod Babu

   
   

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