aussie street will return in 2019

as an international

street photography festival


2018 Competition Winners and Finalists



Aussie Street  

Competition Finalists 2018!

Finalists' images werE exhibited at the Aussie street  exhibition, 541 artspace Kent Street Sydney,

at head on photo festival, May 5-15th 2018



Giving Australian street photographers the opportunity to be exhibited at a leading Sydney gallery during one of the world’s most prestigious photography festivals, AUSSIE STREET will showcase the best contemporary street photography in Australia curated by an expert judging panel.

AUSSIE STREET 2018 is non-profit and all funds raised through competition entries will be utilised to make the event successful and to support the photographic community.



In addition to the Finalist exhibition, there are three placed Prizes in the Aussie Street 2018 Competition:

First Prize for Best Single Aussie Street Photograph - AUD $1000

Second Prize for Best Single Aussie Street Photograph - AUD $500

Third Prize for Best Single Aussie Street Photograph - AUD $250



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 May 2018 during a major photography festival attracting international and local spectators, including collectors, curators and gallerists.

Judges will also deliberate to select the top three winners from among the finalist images which will receive the Aussie Street 2018 Prizes. Winners will be announced at the exhibition opening.





Jesse Marlow is an Australian street, editorial and commercial photographer who lives and works in Melbourne. Over the last 17 years he has worked for a range of local and international magazines, newspapers and commercial clients. Jesse's work has been published in three books of his own, and in numerous street photography compilations; it has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Australia, and group exhibitions internationally; and is held in the public collections of the City of Melbourne, and the State Library of Victoria.

Jesse was selected to participate in the World Press Photo – Joop Swart Masterclass in 2006. In 2010 he was profiled in the seminal book Street Photography Now (Thames & Hudson). He won first prize in the 2011 London Street Photography Festival's International Street Photography Award, and won the 2012 Bowness Photography Prize. Jesse has been a member of the In-Public street photography collective since 2001 and is represented by M.33.





I was born in Uruguay and my nomadic life started at only 2 months old. I spent my childhood moving from country to country, from the still developing world to the already developed world and then back again. At the time, this was considered a dysfunctional life. Later, I realised that I had an incredibly interesting childhood and I feel very lucky to have experienced a life without borders at such an early age. Those younger years gave me my continued love for the unknown and the unfamiliar. My only fear is if I do get to know every corner of the world –  then what?

My career began in the Brazilian Press, going from photographing for a small political newspaper to the more mainstream press. In 1990, I moved to New York and worked for a few Brazilian and Argentinian papers and magazines, covering the news.  Moving to Singapore in 2003, I started to photograph on the streets there and also in many other cities around the region.  I especially am enamoured with the cities and villages of India.

Travelling and photographing have been my obsession since I was 15 years old. I've also noticed that the older I get, the stronger this obsession has become. There are moments when a totally banal scene is transformed by the camera into an original image with an intriguing story to tell. Emotion, complexity and surprise are definitely elements I like, and these are the kinds of images I look for.

I have a BA in Journalism and an M.A. in Visual and International Communication from the University of Minnesota.





rammy narula

Rammy Narula is a Thai born and Bangkok based photographer with a deep passion to explore the streets with his camera. One of his images was featured in the book “100 Great Street Photographs”, curated by David Gibson and released by Prestel Publishing in May 2017. Rammy's personal project and first book, "Platform 10", shot on a single platform at Bangkok Central Train Station over many months, has also been published by Peanut Press (New York).

As a member of Burn My Eye Collective and Street Photo Thailand, when he is not concentrating on his own work, Rammy serves as a photography mentor, running several workshops throughout the year, both for larger groups and more personalised for individuals. He has also been invited to judge street photography competitions at London Street Photo Festival in 2017 and for the Italian Street Photo Festival in Rome, 2018.

Rammy's photos have appeared in many local and international publications and websites, including WIRED.com and most recently his street work has appeared on the Leica Camera Blog.





Alison McCauley

Alison McCauley lives in Singapore.  She has a visual arts background and education. Alison is currently working on her second book.  This book contains a series of images taken during the past five Cannes Film Festivals. Alison has had solo exhibitions in France and Switzerland and group exhibitions in the US, UK, France, Switzerland and Georgia.  Her photographs have been published by Al Jazeera, BBC News in Pictures, France 24, Courrier International, The Daily Mail, The Houston Chronicle, BLink - The Hindu Business Line, advocate.com, Foto 8, Life Force Magazine, Photo District News and The Telegraph, among others.  She is a Member of Inverse and Vivo Collectives and of the agency Dalam Images.




Moshe Rosenzveig

Moshe Rosenzveig is the founder, director and Lead Curator of the internationally acclaimed Head On Photo Festival, Australia’s most prestigious photography event and one of the world’s leading photography festivals.

Moshe is an award winning television producer/director, photojournalist, commercial photographer and educator, whose career in the visual arts and the media spans 35 years. His television work has been screened on SBS TV, ARTE, and other overseas networks and his photographic work has been published in major local and international magazines, was featured on CD and book covers and exhibited in various shows including at the Sydney Festival.

Moshe teaches in various institutions and is a judge and portfolio reviewer for arts events including Sydney’s Art & About, Joop Masterclass, The Walkley Awards, Rencontres d’Arles and other international festivals.

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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.


eXHIBITION Photographers

AUSSIE STREET 2018 will host a group exhibition of Australia’s best contemporary street photography from around the country. With a core exhibition of 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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aussie street workshops

Next workshop - 'street 101' - one day sydney street PHOTOGRAPHY workshop

saturday, september 1st

Join two of Australia’s best practicing street photographers for a one-day workshop in their home city of Sydney 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

- 9 am - 10:30 am: 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.

- 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: photographing in Newtown. Sam and Greg will lead participants on a photo-walk around Newtown in small groups, giving camera and gear assistance, demonstrating technique, and shooting together to help build confidence and speed in shooting street scenes.

- 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Break for lunch at The Town Hall Hotel, Newtown. 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 at one of King Street's famous eateries.

- 1:45 pm: Meet again at Newtown station at 1:45 pm to catch the 1:55 pm train to the City. 

- 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm: Extended photographing session throughout Sydney CBD and Circular Quay 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.

- 5:00 pm onward: Post-workshop debrief and drinks at a location TBD. about the instructors

about the instructors

Sam Ferris - @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.

Greg Marsden - @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.