StreetFoto San Francisco 2019 - Lecture, Judge and More by Chris Suspect

The Trump Inauguration, 7th and D Sts., NW, DC | © 2019 Chris Suspect

I am very excited to announce that I will be going to StreetFoto San Francisco this year to present a lecture on my Gratuity Included project. In addition I am also one of the judges for their annual international singles and series competitions and I will be officiating this year’s cage match - a last minute competition where photographers submit images to be judged live on stage in front of an audience.

StreetFoto goes from June 3-9 and will be at the Harvey Milk Photo Center. Other guests include Richard Kalvar, Matt Stuart, Barry Talis, Roza Vulf, Jack Simon and many more. Deadline for the awards competitions is April 28.

The Results are in for World Street Photography Competition Vol. 6 by Chris Suspect

Photograph by First Place Winner for World Street Photography VI, Igor Bal from Ukraine.

For the last four years I have served as a curator on the the World-Street.Photography book competition and this year was the best of all in terms of quality images that were submitted. I had a really tough time selecting my top images that you can see here. There were so many good ones that I was pleasantly surprised. The books that this community produces are really top notch and keep getting better over the years. For those of you reading this who didn’t get selected, I do want to encourage you to keep submitting as different curators look for different things and tastes are always evolving. I think World Street Photography VI may be the best publication yet.

The Nature of the Street and Simulated Wilds by Chris Suspect

Jardins de l'Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels, Belgium | © Chris Suspect & Julie Hrudova, 2019

This is a recent photograph I took in collaboration with Julie Hrudova in Brussels, Belgium. We set this up for fun but it came out quite nice. While not candid street photography, it does fit the theme of a recent contest announcement from the EarthShot Organization and they have been using it in some of their social promotions.


Most of us live in cities and urban spaces and urbanization is increasing – we often experience
nature primarily through simulated representations of the wild.

The Planning and Conservation League of California seeks photographs illustrating this call.

Submit via Instagram and hashtag #earthshot1

Judge: David Carol

Winning entrants will be contacted for a high-resolution image for display at the Harvey Milk
Photo Center (San Francisco, CA) from March to April 2020 (photographers retain all rights).

Follow the project online (additional calls will be released on environmental topics in 2019):