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!
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.
June 6 - June 10
June 9 - June 11
June 2 - June 4
June 10 - June 11
Have your work reviewed and critiqued by a seasoned professional in an hourlong one-on-one session on Saturday, June 10, 2017, between 11AM and 5PM. The cost of a review is $125, and many photographers find them career-changing.
Reviews will be conducted at Harvey Milk Photo Center.
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.
HOW TO GET AROUND:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
THINGS PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOULD SEE
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.