aussie street will return in 2019

as an international street photography festival

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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 non-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.


AUSSIE STREET is the first dedicated Australian street photography festival. Its initial programme at Head On 2018 included a featured exhibition at a leading Sydney gallery, a workshop, and a nationwide search concluding with the inaugural AUSSIE STREET Awards selected by world renowned street photographers, including the legendary Melbourne photographer Jesse Marlow. As a featured part of the Head On Photo Festival in 2018, AUSSIE STREET engaged the diverse and exponentially growing street photography community on both local and international levels.


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 workshops





Join two of Australia’s best practicing street photographers for the one-day 'Street 101' workshop where you will be totally immersed in the fastest-growing and most accessible genre in photography today. This workshop provides both an excellent introduction to street photography for those new to the genre, as a well as offers the practical expertise and knowledge necessary for more experienced participants to take their street photography to the next level.

Sam Ferris and Greg Marsden have a combined 15 years of experience and they will share their approaches to photographing on the street, and give hands-on guidance during multiple shooting sessions.


What to expect

an intensive, one-day street photography experience

- MORNING MEET: introductions, portfolio feedback and brief presentation on the ethos of street photography, different approaches, technical aspects of camera set-up and zone focusing, practical shooting advice, and what makes a 'good' street photograph.

- SHOOTING SESSION 1: Sam and Greg will lead participants on a photo-walk around the local area in small groups, giving camera and gear assistance, demonstrating technique, and shooting together to help build confidence and speed in shooting street scenes.

- LUNCH: Break for lunch. Sam and Greg invite participants to join them for lunch and an informal debrief about the morning's shoot. Participants are welcome to continue shooting through lunch or dine elsewhere.

- SHOOTING SESSION 2: Extended photographing session at a location TBD depending on weather and light conditions. Sam and Greg will work with small groups and individually with participants to help them hone their shooting skills and implement the practical and technical elements taught and demonstrated earlier.

- AFTERWARDS: Post-workshop debrief and drinks at a location TBD. about the instructors

about the instructors



- @ferriswhiskey / samferris.com.au

Sam has been shooting on the streets of Sydney for more than 5 years. He is an organiser and co-founder of AUSSIE STREET, and is a member of SlowLight international collective. His work has been published in Photo Review Magazine, Capture Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Fellow Traveller the magazine of China Rail, and as an Editor's selection on Lensculture.

Sam’s images have been exhibited in two featured street photography exhibitions at Head On Photo Festival in Sydney as well as in exhibitions in Europe, the USA, and UK. He has been a finalist and prize winner at Street Photo San Francisco, a finalist in Art and About’s ‘Australian Life’ Photographic Prize, as well as a finalist in Miami Street Photography Festival and Brussels Street Photography Festival. His ongoing project on living in Sydney entitled ‘In Visible Light’ was featured in the academic text ‘Photography as a Social Research Method’ (2016), and recently alongside Trent Parke and Jesse Marlow, Sam was one of three Australian street photographers selected for the book '100 Great Street Photographs' (2017), edited by David Gibson and released by Prestel Publishing. Sam holds an Honours degree in Arts and a Masters of Teaching. He is represented by Black Eye gallery, Sydney.



- @hohum / gregmarsden.com.au

Greg Marsden is an LA born, Sydney based, full-time street photographer. His work has been featured in a number of publications including VICE, Mashable, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Capture Magazine, Lifelounge and The Lonely Planet. He was recently named among “The Best Street Photographers Alive Today” on the Eric Kim Photography Blog - the most widely read street photography site in the world. Greg has also taught several workshops with Eric Kim and studied with Magnum photographer Alex Webb.

Two of Greg’s photos were recently named by VICE as their favorite photos of Australia and his work has been exhibited both locally and internationally including Germany, Turkey and the UK. Greg has been commissioned to shoot projects for Apple Inc, Arnott's Tim Tam, The Federal Government of Australia, FOXTEL, Johnson & Johnson, TAL, Woolworths Ltd and others. He is represented by Black Eye Gallery in Sydney.


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 through the practice of candid street photography.


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