SF2016 Contest Finalists



2016 finalists

Our team of judges for the 2016 International Street Photography Awards has worked tirelessly to evaluate the many submissions we received, and has identified these as the best. These photos will be exhibited at StreetFoto from June 8 through 12 at Joe Goode Annex, 499 Alabama Street, San Francisco, and will be published in our upcoming annual. Winners and runners-up will be announced on June 11 at our awards ceremony.

Remember that the San Francisco Blitz contest is still to come.

Best Street Photograph
| Best Street Photography Series | Best Mobile Street Photo

Best street photograph

A great street photograph can stand on its own, without explanatory text, and move the viewer with its beauty, its message, its humor, or its story. This is StreetFoto’s biggest contest, and these are the photographs our judges liked the most.

First-Round Judges: Justin Vogel, Don Hudson, TC Lin, Andrew Kochanowski, Zisis Kardianos, and Tavepong Pratoomwong

Winners and runners-up were chosen by In-Public members Richard Bram and Blake Andrews, and were announced at our awards ceremony on June 11.

1st place: Craig Buchan, Scotland

Craig Buchan


2nd place: Pau Buscato, Spain



3rd place: Marin Ryczik, Poland
Marcin Ryczek


Best street photography series

Photography is about telling stories, and long-term projects are what keep many of us going. This contest invited street photographers to submit a series of photographs that share a common theme or narrative. Much of what we consider to be the street photography canon arises from projects like this.

First-Round Judges: Michelle Rick, Chris Farling, Danielle Houghton, Sixft Whiterabbit, Lauren Welles, Rinzi Ruiz

Winners and runners-up were chosen by APF Magazine co-founders Rohit Vohra and Vineet Vohra, and were announced at our awards ceremony on June 11.

First place: Chris Suspect, United States

2nd place: Dmitry Stepanenko, England

3rd place: Sam Ferris, Australia


Ryosuke Takamura, Japan

Argus Paul Estabrook, United States

Christie McDonald, United States

Dmitri Mellos, United States

George Marazakis, Greece

Umberto Verdoliva, Italy

Matteo Sigolo, Italy

Ilan Ben Yehuda, Israel

Best mobile street photo

Chase Jarvis once famously said, “The best camera is the one you have with you.” These photos were all captured by phones or tablets. The ubiquity and ever-increasing image quality of camera phones makes them attractive tools for street photographers. Mobile photography has brought legions of new artists into the fold, and even dedicated Leica shooters are branching out and making interesting work with their phones.

Contest Judges: Molly Porter, Richard Koci Hernandez, and David Ingraham

Winners and runners-up with were announced at our awards ceremony on June 11.

First place: Ricardo Garcia-Mainou



2nd place: Hamid Ghazi, Sweden



3rd Place: Hamid Ghazi, Sweden



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