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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 one-day 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 Photography Around the World” exhibition, week-long and one-day classes, and 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 a $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 three-part series of classes called “Street Shooting 1,” “Street Shooting 2,” and “The LA Street Shooters’ Collective.” In addition, street shooter Ibarionex Perello teaches a one-day street shooting workshop, 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 at the dnj Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, for a “Street Shooting in LA” exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed annually 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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