Street Photography

Interview with Focus on the Story on My Street Photography Workshop Philosophy by Chris Suspect

Denver, Co. | © 2019 Chris Suspect

There is a nice interview on Focus on the Story with me about my upcoming street photography workshop, May 29-May 31, that’s part of the larger Focus on The Story Festival. In the interview I touch on how I run my workshops and the kinds of things I want my students to take away.

By being a student of photographic history and a dedicated practitioner of the craft, you will ideally find yourself in a better position to recognize more visual opportunities and be able to express them with your own unique vision.

There are still some spots available so if you are interested please visit the official workshop page. You can also take this workshop a la carte if you do not want to register for the festival. One other cool thing about this workshop is that all the participating students will have their work projected during the opening party which is a great way for your work to be seen by many of the influential guests and presenters that will be there.

Street Photo Milano 2019, May 16-19 by Chris Suspect

Corso Venezia, Milano, Italy | © 2019 Chris Suspect

This May 16-19 I will be in Milan, Italy as a featured presenter during Street Photo Milano. The focus of my lecture will be on several of my black and white projects over the years, including Gratuity Included, Faith and Suspect Device.

Gratuity Included is a 7 plus year project that explores the party lives of millennials around the globe. It’s a raucous look at how young adults socialize in the digital age.

Faith is a year-long deep dive into a group of gay African Americans in Washington DC that have empowered themselves to create their own social and religious community in the face of racial, homophobic and religious discrimination.

And, Suspect Device is my personal four-year-long look into the punk and hardcore music scene in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

I will be speaking at 5 p.m. of Friday, May 17 at BASE Milano, Via Bergognone 34, 20144 Milano.

Other presenters include Matt Stuart, Jacob Are Sobol, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Eléonore Simon, Fulvio Bugani, Michael 'Monty' May, and many more.

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.

First Prize for Eyewitness in Brussels by Chris Suspect

Impasse de la Fidélité, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium | October 31, 2016

Honored and humbled to have taken first place in the Brussels Street Photography Festival’s Eyewitness in Brussels contest in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Belgium. 

This photograph was taken on Halloween night in 2016 during the first edition of the Brussels Street Photography Festival.

It was also great to be in Brussels to accept the award in person. Many thanks to the BSPF crew and the Jewish Museum of Belgium for putting on a fantastic opening. The images from the contest will be up for the next 3 months.