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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.

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

 

Robert Frank

ORGANISER

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MAIN PARTNERS

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OUR PARTNERS

*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

  • 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.
  • May 11, 5:00 PM
    ZOOM
    #online conversation with Rebecca Wiltshire.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    "How did photography emerge in Baku" by an art historian and musicologist Fariza Babayeva.
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    «Tet-a-Tet» - a photo-video project in which Vyacheslav Sapunov will hold a conversation with famous photographers.
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    Zoom
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    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.
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    Zoom
    Talk by Daria Troitskaia about professional path, new projects, and ideas.
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    Zoom
    Talk by Natavan Vahabova on the topic "Working with a model".
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    Talk dedicated to aerial photography by Vugar Ibadov, photojournalist and member of Baku Media Center’s team.
  • May 06, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM GMT+4
    Baku, National Flag Square, Bakı 1003, Azerbaijan
    Join a 2-day workshop by Elmar Mustafayev "Let’s go to streets".
  • Wed, Apr 28
    Zoom
    Apr 28, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+4
    Zoom
    #online talk by Igor Mukhin, a Russian photo artist, educator, and member of the In-Public street photography collective.
  • Apr 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    #live talk about «History through Photograph» which contains a selection of photos by Sanan Alasgarov taken around the world and in little-known places between 1980s and 2020s.
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