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Harvey Milk Photo Center

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Harvey Milk Photo Center

50 Scott Street

SF Camerawork

1011 Market St

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463 Bush Street

SF Photoworks

2279 Market St

Featured Guests

StreetFoto exhibited the work of over a hundred photographers from around the globe in venues through San Franicsco the week of the festival. These are just a few of our 2016 participants, and this list will be updating with 2017 guests as we make announcements in the coming days. To see our evolving schedule of events, visit our festival page.

6/8 OpenShow lineup announced

The Thursday night OpenShow lineup has been announced. On Thursday, June 8 at 6:30, four photographers will take the stage at Harvey Milk Photo Center, show their work, and answer questions. This year’s lineup is truly fantastic: Street Photography –...

Jesse Marlow lecture: Thurs, June 8 at 8PM

Melbourne-based iN-PUBLiC member and Leica Academe instructor Jesse Marlow will be talking about and sharing his work at Harvey Milk Photo Center on Thursday night, June 8, at 8PM. This will happen right after Thursday night’s Open Show. It’s an...

Aaron Berger lecture and slideshow Monday, June 5 at 6:30

Come see Aaron Berger deliver the very first lecture of StreetFoto 2017 at Harvey Milk Photo Center. On Monday, June 5 at 6:30, Leica Academe instructor and iN-PUBLiC member Aaron Berger will share and talk about his distinctive body of …

Vineet Vohra’s opening night lecture: The Power of Ten

Vineet Vohra has announce the title of his opening-night lecture: The Power of Ten. Vineet will present ten of his most memorable images and engage the audience in a conversation about each of them. Ask him questions about this techniques,...

Rinzi Ruiz lecture / slideshow June 9

Rinzi Ruiz, one of our judges for last year’s series contest, will be joining us at StreetFoto this year. A Fujifilm X-Photographer and one of street photography’s most distinctive contemporary shooters, Rinzi will be speaking and showing his work...

Janet Delaney speaking June 10, 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that Janet Delaney has joined the StreetFoto lineup, and will be speaking and signing books at the festival on Saturday, June 10.  Janet’s recent solo show South of Market at De Young Museum was nothing short...

Bruce Gilden Lecture: Saturday, June 10, 8PM

We’re pleased to announce that Magnum member Bruce Gilden will be giving a lecture and slideshow at the festival at 8PM on Saturday, June 10 at Harvey Milk Photo Center. Bruce will present a slideshow of his 40-year body...

Jack Simon 2-day workshop at StreetFoto

Jack Simon taught two very highly regarded workshops at StreetFoto 2016, and we are bringing him back again this year by popular demand. Those of you who were unable to get a spot in his sold-out workshop last year have...

StreetPX is coming to Streetfoto 2017

Kicking off the weekend’s main events, local photographers RE Casper and Jim Watkins will host a live studio recording of their bi-weekly show “StreetPX” and you are invited to attend….

StreetPX is a photography podcast, dedicated to the artists of street photography, documentary photography and photojournalism. With dozens of episodes to date, SPX has welcomed such great photographers as Scott Strazzante, Vineet Vohra, Nima Taradji, Valerie Jardin, Steven Bollman and many more. – www.streetpx.com


The heart and soul  of StreetFoto is our exhibitions. We’ll be exhibiting hundreds of photographs by dozens of artists in venues throughout the city. Be sure to take in as much of it as you can.

StreetFoto International Street Photography Awards: Finalists Exhibition
Harvey Milk Photo Center
50 Scott Street, San Francisco 94117

Featuring the finalists of the single image contest, the photo series contest, and the mobile street contest. Over 150 photographs will be on display by street photographers from 25 countries around the world.

June 5-11, 2-17

Free, except during the hours of ticketed events.

More Exhibits Being Planned!

Street Photography Workshops

We are thrilled to offer you a rare opportunity to learn from and shoot alongside some of street photography’s most accomplished artists in an intimate setting in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. There is no better way to improve your skills and confidence as a street photographer than to immerse yourself in the craft and receive guidance and feedback from a seasoned mentor.

Bruce Gilden

Bruce Gilden

June 6 - June 10

Jesse Marlow & Aaron Berger

Jesse Marlow & Aaron Berger

June 9 - June 11

Vineet Vohra

Vineet Vohra

June 2 - June 4

Jack Simon

Jack Simon

June 10 - June 11

Portfolio Reviews

Have your work reviewed and critiqued by a seasoned professional in an hourlong one-on-one session on Saturday, June 10, 2017, between 1PM and 6PM. The cost of a review is $125, and many photographers find them career-changing.

This year’s reviewer is Emilio Banuelos, and experienced street photographer and educator. We got great feedback about his insightful reviews last year and are happy to have him back again.

Reviews will be conducted at Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott Street, San Francisco.

To schedule a review, contact Emelio directly at emilio.banuelos@gmail.com.



Joe Aguirre is also available by appointment for portfolio reviews: Joe.aguirre84@gmail.com

Photo Walks

Our photowalks were very popular in 2016, and we are bringing them back again.

Let an experienced local street photographer lead you through his or her favorite places to shoot in San Francisco. We’ll be hosting walks every day during the festival. All photowalks are FREE to join, and will be led by generous local volunteers, some of whom are taking time off work to show around visitors. Big thanks for R.E. Casper for organizing these, and to all the volunteers leading walks. Contact Casper if you can’t find the information you need here.

Local Lodging & Travel Information


San Francisco is small, and big parts of it are not all that hilly. Walking is the best way to see and photograph a place, and we hope to see a lot of you on the streets in June.

The City has decent public transportation. The best way to figure it out is by asking Google Maps for directions to a place by transit. You’ll generally be within a couple of blocks of a bus or streetcar stop. Cable cars are for tourists only.

Uber / Lyft
If you are in a hurry, these apps will have a car at the curb within minutes, and are very reasonably priced. For an even cheaper ride, try Uber Pool or Lyft Line, which let the driver pick up and drop off other passengers on the way to your destination. You can even use these apps to get a ride from the airport into town.

Compared to most places, this city has quite a few taxis. While they are a bit more expensive than Uber and Lyft, you can count on experienced and reliable drivers. Taxis also get to use special lanes that allow then to get around more quickly.

We don’t recommend it. Parking and traffic can make this a difficult option. It’s not impossible, but if you do drive, we recommend parking for the day and getting around other ways.


Many of you will be traveling in from afar. We recommend that you book a place to stay as soon as possible, as San Francisco can get very crowded in the summer.

We are currently talking with Metro Hotel, a comfortable, reasonably priced boutique hotel about reserving a block of rooms for hotel guests. This hotel is very close to the festival. Please contact us at info@streetfoto.org if you are interested in participating.

Airbnb is a popular option in San Francisco. There are also several reasonably-priced hostels for those on a budget.

If you find something outside the city, you will be able to take BART, our regional subway, to all of the StreetFoto venues. Joe Goode Annex is about a 10 minute walk from the 16th Street Station.


Pier 24
This private photography museum is amazing. To visit, reservations are required. Book your spot and visit this beautiful shrine to our art.

De Young Museum
San Francisco’s largest fine arts museum always has a good photography exhibit.

The City’s museum of modern art is home to the largest space for photographic exhibition in the United States.