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19-22 sept - sydney

australia’s international street photography festival

AS2019 Festival Partners


competitions / workshops / exhibitions / events

AS2019 International Guest - Matt Stuart

AS2019 International Guest - Matt Stuart



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.




‘streets on film’ with

jorge garcia


Jorge Garcia is a NYC based freelance photographer. He spends most of his time wandering sidewalks looking for interesting spontaneous moments. He always shoots candidly and rarely speaks to the people he captures. Influences include Garry Winogrand, Matt Stuart, Gus Powell, Aaron Berger, and Andre Wagner to name a few. Clients include Vice, Konbini, AirBnb, and Next Level UK.

In 2015, he founded the NYC Street Photography Collective (NYC-SPC) as a way for local street photographers to meet and share their thoughts on the genre as an alternative to web based communities. The goal was to establish a local community for street photographers to exchange ideas, experiences, photographs, while promoting the art of shooting street.

Jorge has organized and curated several shows in NYC as well as designed, edited, and published a variety of magazines and books.

Join NYC-SPC founder Jorge Garcia for a ONE DAY ‘Streets on Film’ workshop in Sydney!

saturday 21 september

This immersive and fun one-day workshop will include the experience of shooting FILM on the streets of Sydney alongside NYC-SPC founder Jorge Garcia; as well as the discussion, analysis, and critique of photographs.

Participants will be provided with 3 rolls of Colour Negative 35mm film, one roll of which will be shot during the morning of the workshop and then developed, scanned, and printed as 6x4 prints by Sydney’s leading lab - Rewind Photo. Jorge will work closely with participants in the afternoon session of the workshop to select ONE image to be printed large for a pop-up exhibition at our Festival Hub at Comber Street Studios on Sunday, 22nd of September in conjunction with the AS2019 closing celebrations!

This is an unmissable opportunity to work with one of the most amiable and passionate shooters of the streets on film! Jorge is a community focused photographer who is an approachable and experienced teacher.

One roll’s processing, scanning, printing as 6x4s, and one final exhibition print are included in the workshop. Participants must have their own functional 35mm film camera.


Reserve your spot today.


matt stuart workshopS

SYDNEY - SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019

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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

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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).

terms and conditions

by signing up for the as2019 workshops, you agree to the following terms and conditions

  • (2) 100% of workshop tuition fee is due BEFORE the commencement of the workshop. 
  • (3) AUSSIE STREET and the instructors reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time, for any reason. In this event, participants will receive a 100% refund on any WORKSHOP fees paid minus PayPal fees. 
  • (4) AUSSIE STREET and the instructors reserve the right to reject the application of any participant for any reason. 
  • (5) Workshop fees include tuition ONLY unless stated. Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, equipment costs, food and beverage costs, and transport expenses. 
  • (6) AUSSIE STREET and the instructors accept no liability for any loss or damage of participants’ equipment or liability for injury, illness or misadventure during the course of the workshop. 
  • (7) The public liability of the participants is their own responsibility as is conducting themselves safely and according to Australian Law at all times. 
  • (8) AUSSIE STREET and the instructors are not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in the event of a cancellation. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance. 
  • (9) Cancellations: More than 30 days before workshop begins, participant will receive a 100% refund. Between 29-10 days before workshop begins, participant will receive a 50% refund. Within 10 days of workshop, participants will receive NO refund.

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.


winners published in eyeshot magazine



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.

the competition will be curated and judged by an expert judging panel including special festival guests and members of the exhibited collectives




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

 as2019 judges

Aussie Street is proud to have assembled a world-class judging panel to curate the finalists exhibitions of its competitions and award the 2019 prizes in three categories: International Single Image, International Series, and Aussie Image


Alison McCauley

Alison McCauley has a Visual Arts education and background. She is a photographer whose approach to the people and locations she photographs is instinctive, open-ended and subjective. Alison weaves her images together to create non-linear, intuitive narratives. Her work often explores the idea of identity, belonging and memory. Alison’s images are frequently infused with melancholy and feelings of restlessness and loss.

She is a member of UP Photographers. Alison is currently based in Geneva and Cannes.


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Andy Kochanowski

Andrew Kochanowski is a street photographer based outside Detroit, USA. Since 2007 his work has appeared in both solo and group exhibits around the world. He is a founding member of Burn My Eye, an international street photography collective featured in numerous shows and exhibits worldwide. He makes frequent appearances at street photography festivals, and his work and interviews have been published in numerous print and web publications including Leica Blog, Metropolitan Detroit, Doha, Lensculture, Mutant Space, Eyeshot Magazine,Radiate, Huck Mag, and others.



Danielle Houghton

Danielle Houghton is a Dublin-based street photographer and founding member of OBSERVE collective, whose work has been exhibited locally and internationally. Danielle likes to explore fresh ways of documenting people and places where the traditional definition of ʻstreetʼ can encompass anywhere life occurs. Since immersing herself in Street Photography in 2010, Danielle has exhibited internationally in England, Germany, France, Istanbul and the US. Danielle won the Urban Picnic street photography competition in 2014, and was named the Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year in 2015.



Graciela Magnoni

Graciela was born in Uruguay. She spent her childhood moving from country to country, from the still developing world to the already developed world and then back again.

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

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



Guille Ibanez

Originally trained as a cinematographer, Guille Ibanez still combines professional film work with his photography. Guille develops long term projects mostly in his home country of Spain, but he also works within the UK, South East Asia or Africa. Religion and human faith play a major part in his work which has been exhibited and awarded in many festivals around Europe, America and Australia.



Jesse Marlow

Jesse Marlow is an Australian street, editorial and commercial photographer who lives and works in Melbourne. Over the last 18 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 UP-Photographer collective and is represented by M.33.



Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia (Born Miami, 1984) is a NYC based freelance photographer. He spends most of his time wondering sidewalks looking for interesting spontaneous moments. He always shoots candidly and rarely speaks to the people he captures.

In 2015, he founded the NYC Street Photography Collective (NYC-SPC) as a way for local street photographers to meet and share their thoughts on the genre as an alternative to web based communities. The goal was to establish a local community for street photographers to exchange ideas, experiences, photographs, while promoting the art of shooting street.



Kristin Van den Eede

Belgium-based member of OBSERVE Kristin Van den Eede juggles a career in language education with her passion for photography. Drawn to extraordinary lighting or striking contrasts, she specifically has a taste for emotive scenes with a dark twist. Kristin has been exhibited and awarded internationally as well as being a guest speaker and judge at several festivals around Europe and the US.



Lauren Welles

Lauren is a freelance photographer and former corporate attorney who left an unfulfilling, 16-year career, to follow her passion for photography. She is attracted to ideas and stories that display our commonalities as people; she believes that, as human beings, we are much more alike than we are different. One of her greatest joys is to make candid photographs of people, in which a single frame can tell a multitude of stories.

Her photography has received several awards and has been exhibited at various venues around the world, including: "The Fence" at Photoville, the Museum of the City of New York, Arsenal Gallery Central Park, and The Half King Photo Series, in New York City; Miami Street Photography Festival; Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco; PhotoLeiden, The Netherlands; Gudberg Nerger Gallery, Hamburg, Germany; and HeadOn Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia.



Marco Savarese

Marco Savarese is the Publisher and Photo Editor-in-Chief of Eyeshot, an international street photography publication, in print and digital version, that focuses on Street Photography in terms of language and as an art form. Eyeshot is followed by over 120 countries in the world from 5 continents.



Mathias Wasik

Mathias Wasik is a New York-based photographer, who has been published in The Guardian, Interview Magazine, VICE, Slate, Mic.com, NPR, among others.

His street photography offers a glimpse into the modern-day life in New York City, exposing both the glossy surface and darker underbelly of American culture pulled to the fore, ultimately portraying a witty, affectionate satire of a diverse and fast-paced city.

Mathias is a board member of the New York City Street Photography Collective (NYCSPC), a collective dedicated to creating and sharing the art of capturing life in public spaces.



Matt Stuart

Matt Stuart 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 UP-Photographers, is a member of MAPS Images, and has taught workshops for Leica across Europe, America, and Asia.

Stuart's book of street photography, All That Life Can Afford (2016), includes photographs made in London from 2002 to 2015. His work has also been published in a number of survey publications on street photography, and exhibited in solo exhibitions in Britain and the US.


Meg Hewitt

Meg Hewitt is from Sydney, Australia. Her series Tokyo is Yours won a gold medal in the Tokyo International Foto awards, silver medal in the Prix de la Photographie, Paris and was named best fringe exhibition at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. In France she was recently a top pick in Polka Magazine and her series was named one of the top five exhibitions during Rencontres d’Arles in the British Journal of Photography.

Her work is held in many private and public collections internationally including the National Art Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.



Melissa O’Shaughnessy

Melissa O’Shaughnessy is a street photographer based in New York City. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she has lived and worked in Connecticut and New York since 1991.

Melissa’s work is included in the third edition of “Bystander: A History of Street Photography,” and has been featured in many street photography festivals and shows around the world. She is a member of UP-Photographers.


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Michelle Rick

Michelle Rick is a New York City based street photographer. She was born and raised in Greenwich Village and Soho. Her photography has appeared in numerous exhibitions from Berlin to New York, and publications, including The New York Observer, Time Out New York, Grand Life Hotels and the New York Times.

Michelle juried the first annual StreetFoto San Francisco International Street Photography Awards in 2016 and the London Street Photography Festival in 2019. She also contributed work to the “Greetings from Coney Island” group show at the Charles P. Sifton Gallery in Brooklyn and the “Women Street Photographers” exhibit at MOMA PS 109 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. In March 2020, she will be an instructor at the Click Away Conference in Atlanta. She is a member of the Superluna Collective.


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Rammy Narula

Rammy Narula is a Bangkok-based photographer with a passion for learning and exploring. He often credits photography for being his lifeline, allowing him to discover more meaning as well as a sense of purpose.

As an active member of the street photography community, Rammy has judged several international street competitions and his work has been featured in local and international publications. In 2016, his photobook "Platform 10", a project shot on a single platform at the Bangkok Central Train Station, was published by Peanut Press, a publishing house in New York City.

Today, a member of Street Photo Thailand and the international photography collective Burn My Eye, Rammy continues to challenge himself to evolve and find new ways to communicate through photography and connecting with others.



Tom Young

Tom Young is a Canadian photographer currently trying to figure out if his camera shutter opens in the opposite direction in Auckland, New Zealand. A founding member of the Observe Collective, his work is focused on capturing atmospheric scenes and quirky human moments. His photography has been exhibited in Canada, USA, Germany, Turkey, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia, and in 2018 he received the D-Photo New Zealand Amateur Photographer of the Year Award in the People category.