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The Los Angeles Center of Photography offers a wonderful street shooting program throughout the year that includes six-month, one-week and weekend-intensive street shooting classes, a “Street Shooting Around the World” exhibition and competition ($1,000 prize!), and an annual STREET WEEK in LA extravaganza, which includes one solid week of street shooting events, presentations, an exhibit opening, and workshops taught by special guests.


This extravaganza features an opening night reception for “Street Shooting Around the World” exhibition, opening night reception for the “Street Shooting Around the World” exhibition, a week-long workshop, and weekend presentations/slideshows by invited guest speakers.

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Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition

Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals, this “Call for Entries” exhibition is normally held in February of each year, with the deadline for entry toward the end of the previous calendar year. $1,000 cash prize awarded to the first place winner.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Street Photography is a genre of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. “Street” simply refers to a place where human activity can be seen, a place to observe and capture social interaction. The subject can even be absent of any people and can be that of object or environment where an object projects a human character or an environment is decidedly human. Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment. Alternatively, the street photographer may seek a more prosaic depiction of the scene, as a form of social documentary.

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Street Shooting Classes

LACP’s vast curriculum consists of several street shooting classes offered throughout the year. Julia Dean, LACP’s Executive Director, teaches a two-part series of classes called On the Streets in LA (formerly Street Shooting 1), and The LA Street Shooters’ Collective. In addition, street shooter Ibarionex Perello teaches a weekend intensive street shooting workshop, Working the Streets, offered twice each year.

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Student Gallery

This online gallery features student work from participants in LACP’s street shooting classes. In addition to the online gallery, student work is also showcased annually at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, “Street Shooting in LA” exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed in early-mid summer.

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If you have any questions about the street shooting program, please submit the form below or call 323-464-0909.

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