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worcester arts workshop

21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH.Tel: 01905 21095/Fax:01905 21088 email:info.waw@eurotelonline.com

www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk

WORCESTER STREET PHOTOGRAPY FESTIVAL Worcester Arts Workshop 24th July Thank you for your interest in the 1st edition of Worcester Street Photography Festival at the Worcester Arts Workshop.

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Worcester Arts Workshop is a company limited by guarantee no. 1933897 and a registered charity no. 517183


worcester arts workshop

21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH.Tel: 01905 21095/Fax:01905 21088 email:info.waw@eurotelonline.com

www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk

Background Recently re-energenized by a passionate team of hard-working volunteers, the Worcester workshop houses together with the ever-growing Cafe Bliss as well as the Click Click collective are offering the public a new space ready to be full of all kinds of visual arts, luxury musical treats, exciting workshops, community ideas, independent cinema screenings, and much more‌ A creative vibe is happening in Worcester!

How to get here Worcester Arts Workshop 21 Sansome St, Worcester WR1 1UH UK Tuesd – Sat, 10am to 5pm Tlf 01905 21095

Worcester Arts Workshop is a company limited by guarantee no. 1933897 and a registered charity no. 517183


worcester arts workshop

21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH.Tel: 01905 21095/Fax:01905 21088 email:info.waw@eurotelonline.com

www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk

Worcester Street Photography Festival The Worcester Street Photography Festival (WSPF) has been created to initiate a public interest in photography within the community. The Worcester Arts Workshop would like to invite everybody to come and join us in this visual experience. We are expecting a variety of visitors to attend the festival, from amateur to professional photographers, as well as anyone who enjoys using a camera.

The main theme will be ʻStreet Photographyʼ, a term that has been perfectly defined by the London Street Photography Festival:

“ Street photography is a tradition nearly as old as photography itself. As soon as cameras and processing techniques became portable and practical enough to leave the confines of the studio (around the 1870's) photographers began documenting the world around them. In particular they photographed urban areas where life moved quickly and the urge to record and document change and progress was instinctive.

The style has been made famous by some of the best known photographers of our time including Eugène Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand and Martin Parr although it has not always achieved the recognition it deserves. Early photographers made street photographs for their personal interest, but it was with studio portraits or artistic landscapes that they paid the bills or acheived artistic recognition. Fifty years ago a street photographer was a street-vendor who took your picture at a tourist attraction then charged you for a print or Polaroid copy. Today, a common misconception is that street photography is somehow related to street art (graffiti etc.) or street style images.

Worcester Arts Workshop is a company limited by guarantee no. 1933897 and a registered charity no. 517183


worcester arts workshop

21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH.Tel: 01905 21095/Fax:01905 21088 email:info.waw@eurotelonline.com

www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk

Street photography captures people and places within the public domain. More specifically street photography is defined by LSPF as “un-posed, un-staged photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.”

Street photography does not need to include people although it usually does. Situated in public environments – which are often but not exclusively, urban – street photography is perhaps more easily defined as a method than a genre. Subjects and settings can vary greatly but the key elements of spontaneity, careful observation and an open mind ready to capture whatever appears in the viewfinder are essential.

Another key aspect of street photography is the sense that the captured scene isunplanned, with an absence of prior arrangement. Thus, generic scenes from pre-planned public events do not have the same feeling of chance encounter and spontaneity as the activity being photographed is pre-planned. However if a photographer knowingly attends an organised event he or she could still capture a spontaneous and unrelated street scene. In reality there is flexibility, and when it comes to the festival we plan to encourage dialogue and experimentation within the genre.” *

* You can find more information about Street Photography on the offcial website of London Street Photography Festival: http://londonstreetphotographyfestival.org/

The Festival which will have an admission fee of £3, will be supported by guest speakers who will talk of their knowledge and experience in the sphere of photography. Every lecture will be followed by question time to encourage peopleʼs involvement.

During the day and along the WSPF, a photography market will be taking place, preferably outside in The Yard, if weather permitted. Worcester Arts Workshop is a company limited by guarantee no. 1933897 and a registered charity no. 517183


worcester arts workshop

21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH.Tel: 01905 21095/Fax:01905 21088 email:info.waw@eurotelonline.com

www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk

As part of the WSPF, a photography competition will be running from the 10th of June to the 10th July. The contest will be open to the public and will have an entry fee of £5, allowing every participant to send up to three images. The winnersʼ names and the final decision of the judge will be announced during the festival day.

At the moment, Jonathan Barry – Picture Editor of Worcester News - and Kate Cox – Worcestershire artist - have confirmed to be part of the judges for the Worcester Street Photography Competition. We still have to confirm a few more judges and guest speakers. However, it will be shortly decided and immediately published online on the Blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

All money raised through the WSPF will be to cover expenses for the festival and support the Worcester Arts Workshop, which is solely run by the work and faithfulness of our volunteers.

Prizes There will be only one winner and two concessions. 1st Prize: a Solo exhibition at the Worcester Arts Workshop in 2012. All finalists will be given a certificate to thank them for their participation.

How to enter All images must be sent to worcesterstreetphotographyfest@gmail.com. Selected finalists will be asked to present a high resolution of their images. The competition is open to all artists born or resident in the Uk. There are no age limits for artists wishing to enter. Everybody should complete the artist statement to give details about the subject photographed.

Worcester Arts Workshop is a company limited by guarantee no. 1933897 and a registered charity no. 517183


worcester arts workshop

21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH.Tel: 01905 21095/Fax:01905 21088 email:info.waw@eurotelonline.com

www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk

The competition is open from 10th June until 10th July 2011. The 20 best photographs will be selected for a final exhibition on 24th July to be judge in the same day by the Festival judges. The artists selected for final exhibition will be notified by 15th July 2011. All finalist photographs should have a high resolution of at least 250ppi for a quality print. In addition, the required format of the final pictures will be told to the finalists. All photographs submitted will be published in order of entrance in our Facebook gallery: Worcester Street Photography Festival. All up-to-date information will be published weekly in our blog, Facebook and Twitter (WSPF24).

http://worcesterstreetphotographyfestival.blogspot.com

Conditions of entry Only original and recent work will be eligible. All selected works for final exhibition should be labelled, including the title of work, artist name and total number of works submitted. The responsibility of damage or loss, however caused, is the responsibility of the contestant. All selected works must be ready to be exhibited from 20th July 2011. Allowing enough time to install them for the final exhibition in 24th July 2011. All finalists will be asked to help with the installation of the works in the previous days of the festival.

Selection process All participants are required to submit the following: 

Fully completed entry forms should be submitted.

Up to 3 images in digital format (jpg, not bigger than 1.5 MB and 72ppi)

A supporting artist statement (max 150 words)

A non-refundable £5 application fee per participant must be sent by cheque to the Worcester Arts Workshop, made payable to the Worcester Arts Workshop Worcester Arts Workshop is a company limited by guarantee no. 1933897 and a registered charity no. 517183

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Information about the Worcester Street Photography Competition

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