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The best in street photography

The Miami Street Photography Festival showcases the  largest 

street photography exhibitions in the world.  


Seven exhibits and almost two hundred prints will be on display during Art Basel Week

and throughout the month of December and January at HistoryMiami Museum in downtown Miami (map). 

Admission is FREE with pre-registration

until Dec 1st  ($20 after Dec 1st)




Exhibition Hours:

December 5th-6th: 10 am - 9pm

 December 7th:  10 am - 10 pm

December 8th: 12 pm - 5pm








Every year the Miami Street Photography Festival asks photographers from all over the world to submit their best images in search of the best of contemporary street photography. Several thousand of entries, from 76 countries, were submitted again this year establishing MSPF as the leading street photography contest. Ninety five selected Finalists from the Singles Photo competition will be on display.  These images represent the best of contemporary street photography selected by our judges from among thousands of entries. The top three winners will be the recipients of the 2019 MSPF Awards and will be announced at the Awards ceremony Dec. 7th.  



For the second year MSPF held an International Photo Series competition. The selected top three finalists, selected by a jury of world renowned photographers will be on display.  The 1st place award will be announced Dec. 7th and the winner will then be exhibited at StreetPhoto Milano, in Milan Italy, next spring.



Also on display are the top three finalists of the Miami Photo Series competition, a contest that pays tribute to our host city of Miami. The three selected series will be exhibited outdoor in large format at the museum’s courtyard. The winning series will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Dec. 8th.  


The winner of the 2019 Emerging Photographer competition at Street Photo Milano: Giorgio Negro

Every year hundreds of photographers submit their work for a chance to have their own exhibition in Milan Italy during out partner event Street Photo Milano. Three photographers were selected for the exhibition in Milan and the winner's images  are displayed here.


The winner of the 2019 Street Photo Milano's  Italy Photo Series contest Nicola Delle Donne

"Sat Sri Akal - The Sikh Community in Rome"

 Since the 1970s, Italy has become one of the main goals of migration, both for the gradual closure of the borders by the English-speaking countries and for the lack of legislation on immigration. Of the approximately 150 thousand Indians residing in Italy (ISTAT), about 110 thousand are Sikh: the first largest community in Europe. In Lazio, Sikhs are used mainly as agricultural laborers or livestock farmers. Exploitation and undeclared work are widespread, despite the commitment of cultural and union associations to guarantee the main rights of migrant workers.The pride, the strong sense of belonging and the spirit of solidarity that characterize the Sikh people have favored the development of a dense network of transnational relations and the birth of associations linked to the affirmation of identity.



Renowned Magnum photographer Nikos Economopoulos presents South: as places far apart -or deep inside- and as a human condition. Where there is an abundance of human interaction, where the thresholds are crossed, the barriers negotiated, where life overflows. 

What I am looking for is not the truth, in the sense of the unique and uncontested truth. Ultimately it is the lie, the suspension of dis-belief, or, what makes hope possible. Like asking a question and going about it without an answer, uncovering instead layers and layers of other questions taking you along divergent paths. Like in real life. What we try to fit in rational boxes but never fits. What just flows along, on its own journey.

Nikos Economopoulos, Athens 2019

Location : South Building ( lobby)


Intercollective is a group of street photographers dedicated to bring photographers together. It was formed in 2016 to showcase the work of excellent photographers in one place – partly for their own inspiration but also as a resource that others might be likewise inspired . interCollective is interconnective. 

 This exhibition displays the work of Intercollective members: Paulus Ponizak, Efi Longinou and Suzan Pektas 

Satellite Exhibits

The Miami Institute of Photography is proud to showcase the photo exhibition “Latent Fissures” to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 29th anniversary of the reunification of Germany. Sponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Miami. On November 2, the Miami Institute of Photography opens the exhibition “Latent Fissures”. A group of images that the Venezuelan photographer Jorge Andres Castillo took in Berlin in 1989 months before the fall of the Iron Curtain.


Thirty years have passed since that historic November 9, when a big crowd of GDR citizens crossed the border that divided East and West Berlin for 28 years. These images will allow the observer to view the past and see the city of Berlin as captured by Jorge Andres Castillo, who was studying at the University of Essen in West Germany at the time. “On April 1989, I made this trip, and I had the opportunity to photograph the Berlin Wall on the western side and even cross to the eastern side for a day... I was able to register the socialist aesthetic when nobody could glimpse the cracks behind the Iron Curtain”, said Castillo. The selection also features images taken a few days after the opening of the border. At that time, the artist not only put his lens to capture the moment but also joined his hands to the crowd to disappear the Wall.

LOCATION: Miami Institute of Photography . (map)

                    119 NE 54 TH ST,

                    Miami, FL, 33137

Through the Lens

Photographs from the Permanent Art Collection of the Miami‑Dade Public Library System

August 1 - December 31, 2019

LOCATION: Main Library – First Floor Exhibition Area ( across the HISTORYMIAMI Museum Courtyard )

This exhibition highlights a selection of color and black‑and‑white photographs from the Permanent Art Collection of the Miami‑Dade Public Library System. The exhibit includes works by Gary Monroe, Howard Moss, David Spitzer, Mario Algaze, Gleason Waite Romer, Roberto Machado Ortega, Alexis Rodriguez Duarte, Richard Davenport, Noelle Theard, Ramon Guerrero and many more. The photographs serve as an important visual historical record for the community, chronicling social, cultural and artistic change in Miami over the past 40 years.



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HistoryMiami Museum is proud to present Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the largest and most comprehensive exhibition on America’s favorite sport. Gridiron Glory presents a panoramic view of the story of professional football – from its humble beginnings in the early 20th century to the cultural phenomenon it is today.

The 8,000 square foot exhibition features more than 200 awe-inspiring artifacts, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind documents, spectacular footage from NFL films, and interactive displays that challenge both mind and body. The interactive multimedia experience also includes a “Hometown Heroes” section to spotlight the Miami Dolphins and local football heroes.

Fans will get up close to artifacts including the seven-pound sterling silver Vince Lombardi Trophy and items from legends of the game like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, John Elway and Joe Montana. 


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