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Street Photo is the circle of photographers

who love lights and turn them into magic

FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED

30 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

Baku Street Photo Festival (BSPF) is an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary street photography and featuring the works of professional and amateur photographers in this genre. The goal of our non-profit festival is to establish a global platform for exploring street photography through exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and other events. 

STREET IN FOCUS

The 2021 edition theme is Streets in Focus as it will bring together a selection of works by photographers who see and capture the play of light in the leaves of trees, the faces of random passers-by, industrial landscapes, who explore the passage of history through photography or simply try to catch moments.

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There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. 

 

Robert Frank

ORGANISER

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*for partnership please contact info@bakustreetphoto.az

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WORKSHOPS  &

MASTER CLASSES

"The photograph must be silent, and it's not about restraint, but about musicality".
(Roland Barthes, French philosopher and literary critic)

Photography is a silent art... But what if the whole world froze? If quarantine disrupted the creative plans of the most famous theaters, concert venues and art centers, changed the lives of millions of people? If entire cities and countries were plunged into anxious silent anticipation? At this challenging time, the team of the first Baku Street Photography Festival (BSPF) considers it crucial not only to support photographers, but also to provide them with a platform for their personal self-expression. 
We're going to challenge a widespread belief that most photographers and artists are not eloquent. Our guests speakers are from Azerbaijan, Russia, Georgia, Italy and America, and they are ready to communicate with you in the format of zoom conferences and Instagram broadcasts, ready to spell their tips, share their experience and emotions. Our speakers will talk about trips, upcoming projects, amusing and curious accidents that happened to them throughout their professional career.


We can’t promise that watching our broadcasts will help you to become a professional photographer, but we know for sure what you’ll fell the excitement, because our guests filmed in the most exotic corners of the earth, saw the world from a bird's eye view and sank to the bottom of the deepest gorges! No boring lectures – just live communication! You will always have the opportunity to ask a question and get an answer firsthand!
 

As part of our program, we will try to help talented photographers open up and get a little closer to us. All talks will be held in the evening (convenient for those work full-time) or over weekends.

 

EVENTS

  • TALK BY NIKOLAI DUTKIN
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    ZOOM
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    ZOOM
    In a conversation with the curator of the festival, Andrei Glazkov, Nikolay Dutkin will share the history of his professional development as a photographer.
  • TALK BY SASCHA VAN DER WERF
    Time is TBD
    ZOOM
    During his online talk, Sascha van der Werf will talk about his professional route and will share his vision of street photography that became his passion over years.
  • TALK BY LADO POCHKHUA
    Time is TBD
    ZOOM
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    ZOOM
    Lado Pochkhua will explore the lives of some of the most outstanding American female photo artists.
  • TALK BY KONSTANTIN NOSSACHEV
    Time is TBD
    ZOOM
    Talk about the main differences between film and digital photography.
  • "TET-A-TET" BY VYACHESLAV SAPUNOV
    Time is TBD
    Online Event
    Time is TBD
    Online Event
    «Tet-a-Tet» - a photo-video project in which Vyacheslav Sapunov will hold a conversation with famous photographers.
  • TALK BY DARIA TROITSKAIA
    Time is TBD
    Zoom
    Talk by Daria Troitskaia about professional path, new projects, and ideas.
  • PAUL NADAR’S BAKU VOYAGE FILM SCREENING
    Sep 28, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    YARAT Centre, National Flag Square, Bakı 1003, Azerbaijan
    Within the framework of the 1st Baku Street Photography Festival, organized by the YARAT Contemporary Art Space, we invite all photography lovers to the screening of the short documentary film “Paul Nadar's Baku Voyage”.
  • NANA GAFAROVA: TALK AND PRESENTATION OF THE AUTHOR'S BOOK
    Sep 20, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Baku Book Center, Uzeyi Hacibeyli str. 5
    Baku Street Photo Festival invites you to the meeting and book presentation of the photographer Nana Rahimova-Gafarova.
  • TALK BY EMIL KHALILOV
    Thu, Sep 16
    Baku Photography House
    Sep 16, 7:00 PM GMT+4 – Sep 17, 3:05 AM GMT+4
    Baku Photography House, Mirza Mansur Street 68, Baku AZ1000, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Talk by Emil Khalilov which passion took him to some of the most exotic and beautiful places, ranging from Kathmandu Nepal to the mountain village of Khinalig.
  • FARID KHAYRULIN: COMMEMORATION EXHIBITION
    Mon, Aug 30
    Shirvanshahs Palace, Icherisheher
    Aug 30, 10:00 PM – Sep 05, 7:00 PM
    Shirvanshahs Palace, Icherisheher, Baku, Azerbaijan
    The 1st Baku Street Photography Festival organized by the YARAT Contemporary Art Space, commemoration the exhibition of the famous photojournalist, one of the best modern Azerbaijani photographers Farid Khayrulin (1947-2020).
  • TALK BY LEVAN KHERKHEULIDZE
    Aug 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    ZOOM
    Baku Street Photography Festival invites you to meet with Georgian photographer Levan Kherkheulidze.
  • TALK BY EMIN MATHERS
    Mon, Aug 16
    Baku
    Aug 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Baku, 9RCR+GHC, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Baku Street Photography Festival invites you to meeting with well-known photographer Emin Mathers. During the event, his exclusive book The Emergency Door of the Museum (2020) will be presented.
  • TALK BY MEHRAN CHERAGHCHI BAZAR (IRAN)
    Aug 11, 7:00 PM – 8:05 PM
    ZOOM
    Baku Street Photography Festival invites you to meet with Iranian photographer Mehran Chiragchi-Bazar. In this online #zoom meeting, Mehran will present his work. He will share his photos taken in Tehran, Tabriz and other cities.
  • TALK BY ALPHAN YILMAZMADEN AND TURKUAZ STREET COLLECTIVE
    Aug 07, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Baku, Nur Art House Gallery, 27 Icherisheher, Gesr str.
    Baku Street Photography Festival invites you to an online meeting with the founder of the Turkuaz Street Collective group Alpkhan Yilmazmaden and with the group's photographers Rasul Guliyev and Tural Rahmanli.
  • TURAL RAHMANLI SOLO EXHIBITION "ON MY WAY"
    Sat, Jul 31
    Nur Art House Gallery
    Jul 31, 7:00 PM – Aug 09, 11:00 PM
    Nur Art House Gallery, 27 Icherisheher, Gesr str.
    The Baku Street Photography Festival presents On My Way, a personal exhibition by a young photographer Tural Rahmanli. The exhibition area includes shots taken by the author in Turkey, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. On My Way is the first personal exhibition of the artist in Azerbaijan.
  • TALK BY VUGAR IBADOV
    Mon, Jul 26
    Bakı
    Jul 26, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Bakı, Mikayıl Müşfiq küç., Bakı, Azerbaijan
    Talk dedicated to aerial photography by Vugar Ibadov, photojournalist and member of Baku Media Center’s team.
  • PHOTO CHRONICLE OF AZERBAIJANI NAVY: AERIAL PERSPECTIVE
    Jul 23, 4:00 PM – Jul 27, 9:00 PM
    Bakı, National Flag Square, Bakı 1003, Azerbaijan
    PHOTO CHRONICLE OF AZERBAIJANI NAVY: AERIAL PERSPECTI Photo exhibition dedicated to the Day of the Navy. The exhibition includes footage taken by photographer Victor Corwin-Kerber. This entire historical chain, captured in photographs by Victor Corvin-Kerber, raises the viewer above ground level
  • WORKSHOP BY MARK RAFAELOV
    Jul 14, 7:00 PM – Jul 20, 11:00 PM
    Bakı, National Flag Square, Bakı 1003, Azerbaijan
    Baku Street Photography Festival invites you to join the 3-day workshop with Baku-based freelance photographer Mark Rafaelov. Mark's main goal is to tell stories through photography, along with video and audio media.
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