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as2019 international competitionS


by entering the aussie street 2019 festival competitions you not only have the opportunity to be exhibited in Sydney during the festival alongside the work of internationally acclaimed street photographers and win fantastic prizes, but you will also be supporting our festival and ensuring its longevity. AUSSIE STREET is not-for-profit and all funds raised through competition entries will be utilised to make the event successful and to support the photographic community.

the competition will be curated and judged by an expert judging panel including special festival guests Matt stuart and jesse marlow of uPpHOTOGRAPHERS




AU$2000+ Prize pool

best street photography series



AUSSIE STREET 2018 Competition Winner Martine Lanser

AUSSIE STREET 2018 Competition Winner Martine Lanser

entry deadline

august 25th 2019

11:59pm AEST


All submissions to the Competition are subject to ‘blind judging’ where the expert panel will select finalists for exhibition. All selected finalists will be exhibited in SEPT 2019 during the AUSSIE STREET festival, which will attract a local and international audience of spectators, collectors, curators, gallery owners and - most of all - street photography enthusiasts.

Final Round Judges will also deliberate and select the top three winners in each category from among the finalist images that will receive the Aussie Street 2019 Prizes. Winners will be announced at the exhibition opening.


matt stuart workshopS

sydney - September 20-22, 2019



Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic and don’t forget to smile
— Matt Stuart

bookings will open soon and places are limited.

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about this workshop

AUSSIE STREET is proud to announce the first ever Australian workshops with legendary London-based street photographer Matt Stuart, who will teach students about his photographic practice, sharing his own experience and the principles that have guided his career.

During these intensive weekend street photography workshops, Matt will take students out on the street in Sydney and Melbourne, pass on his tips and tricks on capturing the extraordinary in the everyday. A celebrated instructor the world over, Matt  will offer constructive feedback and discuss ways to improve technique and images.

This will be a classroom and shooting workshop, combining lectures, technique, critique and editing. Commencing on the evening of Friday and concluding on the afternoon of Sunday. These workshops will be an immersive and inspiring street photography experience not to be missed.


This workshop caters for intermediate to experienced photographers. Students must have a good knowledge of their camera and bring 10 photos to class for review (.jpegs or prints). Students will be asked to bring their own laptop and cameras along with a USB stick. Only digital work will be reviewed during the course.


about matt stuart

Matt Stuart is one of the most experienced and influential street photographers of the modern era. He has been shooting the streets of London for over 20 years and taken his craft around the world, making compelling images and passing on his passion for street photography wherever he travels. He is a long-time member of the street photography collective Un-Public (formerly In-Public), is a member of MAPS Images, and has taught workshops for Leica across Europe, America, and Asia. His work has been widely exhibited and his monograph All That Life Can Afford has sold out of its two editions. AUSSIE STREET is delighted to be bringing Matt to Australia to teach and present his work for the first time.

Born in 1974, Matt Stuart was raised in the leafy suburbs of Harrow, North West London. He admits to a less than distinguished school career, but was called upon aged 11 to play a trumpet solo in front of the Queen Mother. Her Majesty’s reaction is not recorded. A little later, in 1986, Matt discovered skateboarding after watching the film “Back to the Future”. Skating occupied his every waking moment until 1994, when he looked up from the half-pipe and noticed that girls had got a lot more interesting. He also indulged in a brief, ill-advised affair with Kung Fu. Matt’s father, keenly aware that his son would never be the next Bruce Lee, introduced him to photography, handing over books by Robert Frank & Henri Cartier-Bresson. Ever since then, photography has been Matt’s overriding passion, although he’s still quite interested in skateboards and girls. (But thankfully not Kung Fu).

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About us 


AUSSIE STREET was established in 2017 by a group of like-minded photographers from around Australia who were brought together by their mutual passion for the genre of street photography. Together we aim to promote, create awareness about, and be proactive in fostering events that serve the street photography community in Australia. AUSSIE STREET is not-for-profit and strives to give back to the street photography community within Australia and to connect it with other street photography communities around the globe.


After a tremendously successful inaugural event in 2018, AUSSIE STREET is pleased to announce that it will return in 2019 for an international festival to be held in Sydney. With both local and international competitions, exhibitions, artist-talks, and workshops planned, AUSSIE STREET will bring Australian Street photography to the world’s stage by connecting local and international street photography communities. The  festival will mark AUSSIE STREET's place among the growing global calendar of events that celebrate and promote street photography.



AUSSIE STREET presents Australia’s best contemporary street photography from around the country. With work from an array of photographers, we aim to show the diversity, strangeness, and wonder of everyday life in contemporary Australia.



aussie street press


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AUSSIE STREET PRESS is a new initiative started in 2019 in order to help Aussie street photographers produce, print, and publish their own books and zines as well give them the opportunity to participate in collaborations and community driven events centered around transforming single images or projects into a publishable texts.

‘deadset’ zine

‘DEADSET’ is the first collaborative zine produced by AUSSIE STREET PRESS and features the work of Deb Bonney, Sam Ferris, Didi S. Gilson, Jonathan Pui,Justin Tan-Torres, Bryce Waters, and Rachael Willis.

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First 20 purchasers receive an exclusive 7x5 C-Type print from DEADSET

AU $20 + $5 POSTAGE shipped ANYWHERE



Originally a nautical phrase for holding steadfast to a particular navigational path, the idiom ‘deadset’ has become part of the modern Australian vernacular. In a variety of contexts, the term can be used interchangeably to express an undeniable truth, to be firmly determined, or even ‘deadly’ serious.

40pp/ Edition of 100/ A5 

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