white.gif

Street Photo is the circle of photographers

who love lights and turn them into magic

YOU CAN BE AN BSPF FINALIST

 

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.

Halftone Image of Crowd

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

 

Robert Frank

ORGANISER

YARAT logo.jpg

MAIN PARTNERS

CANON logo.jpg

OUR PARTNERS

*for partnership please contact info@bakustreetphoto.az

scan150317015.jpg
 

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 RAUF ASKEROV
    Tue, Jun 15
    United Coffe Beans
    Jun 15, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT+4
    United Coffe Beans, 6 Yusif Məmmədəliyev, Bakı, Azerbaijan
    Architectural photography. A portrait in the natural environment: taking a journey with a camera
  • PINHOLE WORKSHOP
    Tue, Jul 06
    Bakı
    Jul 06, 2:00 PM – Jul 13, 10:00 PM
    Bakı, 5 Kichik Qala, Bakı 1005, Azerbaijan
    The distribution of light, the high depth of the sharply depicted space, long exposures, and the complete absence of the lens. All you need is a hole the size of a needle and a film.
  • TALK BY NIKOLAI DUTKIN
    Time is TBD
    ZOOM
    Time is TBD
    ZOOM
    In a conversation with the curator of the festival, Andrei Glazkov, Nikolay 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
    Time is TBD
    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 EMIL KHALILOV
    Time is TBD
    Zoom
    Time is TBD
    Zoom
    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.
  • TALK BY DARIA TROITSKAIA
    Time is TBD
    Zoom
    Talk by Daria Troitskaia about professional path, new projects, and ideas.
  • TALK BY VUGAR IBADOV
    Time is TBD
    Zoom
    Time is TBD
    Zoom
    Talk dedicated to aerial photography by Vugar Ibadov, photojournalist and member of Baku Media Center’s team.
  • TALK BY CANON REPRESENTATIVES
    Jun 11, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT+4
    Zoom
    In this session, we will talk about the big changes that are taking place in the photography industry and how a Canon Professional Services (CPS) membership can help you as a partner to make the most out of it.
  • TALK BY FARIZA BABAYEVA
    May 27, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Zoom
    "How did photography emerge in Baku" by an art historian and musicologist Fariza Babayeva.
  • WORKSHOP BY SEVINJ ASLANOVA
    Sat, May 22
    ARTIM Project Space
    May 22, 4:00 PM – May 29, 6:00 PM
    ARTIM Project Space, 5 Kichik Qala, Bakı 1005, Azerbaijan
    Photographer Sevinj Aslanova will help you improve your photography skills.
  • TALK BY NATAVAN VAHABOVA
    May 21, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Talk by Natavan Vahabova on the topic "Working with a model".
  • HOMO URBANUS EUROPEANUS BY JEAN-MARC CARACCI
    May 20, 12:00 AM – May 29, 8:00 PM
    Bakı, National Flag Square, Bakı 1003, Azerbaijan
    The exhibition is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan and YARAT Contemporary Art Space within the framework of Europe Days will showcase 27 EU capitals and will last till May 29.
  • TALK BY MIRNAIB HASANOGHLU
    May 14, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Talk dedicated to “Pioneers of Photography: Living history” by Mirnaib Hasanoghlu, photographer and chairman of the Azerbaijani Photographers Association.
  • TALK BY REBECCA WILTSHIRE
    May 11, 5:00 PM
    ZOOM
    #online conversation with Rebecca Wiltshire.
  • VIRTUAL TOUR TO "FOTOGRAFIA LIMITED EDITION PRINTS" GALLERY
    May 06, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    ZOOM
    Virtual tour to FOTOGRAFIA Limited Edition Prints by a prominent photographer Georgian photographer Guram Tsibakhashvili and the team of the Gallery.
30930228_1770391316359788_25568057265047