MSPF 2019

December 5-8

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 
( $20 for 4-day admission /$10 each day)
All events are held at
HistoryMiami Museum
101 W Flagler Street
 Miami FL (map

Dec 04, 2019

Wednesday, Dec 4

7:30  PM

Arthur Meyerson Gallery Opening - Leica Store Miami                                                      

gallery opening and book signing with one of America’s most celebrated photographers and workshop instructors, Arthur Meyerson. In his exhibition, The Journey, Meyerson traces his photographic life and illustrates it with some of his most compelling images, many of which have never been published before. RSVP here

Dec 05, 2019

Thursday, Dec 5

 

10:00  AM

EXHIBITIONS OPEN - South and North  buildings                                                          

Seven different exhibitions with almost 200 prints on display.  Description

                                   

11:00  AM

GALLERY TOUR WITH  RICK MCCAWLEY - North Lobby                                                                  

An entertaining and informative gallery tour of the 2017 MSPF International contest finalists.

Understanding contemporary street photography at its best.  McCawley explains the merits of the winning images as to composition, light, and other photographic processes.

12:00 pm - 5pm

GET YOUR HANDS ON A LEICA-CAMERA LOAN - South Lobby (Leica Store Miami Booth)  

Take a Leica camera for a spin through our complimentary, 90 minute Leica-on-Loan program. SD card, credit card and valid ID required. Cameras and lenses offered on a first-come, first-served basis.                                     

 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

STREET BATTLE BEGINS - Auditorium

Two teams of street photographers, led by members of recognized street photo collectives, have 24 hrs to produce images that will compete in a face-off battle. Another original MSPF creation that involves fun and creativity. Participating collectives : DC-SPC and Burn My Eye

                                   

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MSPF PHOTOWALKS

Shoot on the streets of Miami in these photographer-led walks. Choose from 1-South Beach with Chris Suspect  2-Downtown Miami with Andy Kochanowski.  Meet in South Lobby to sign up

 

4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM

MSPF ARTIST TALK:  Sofia Sebastian "Walking in the Street" - Auditorium

DC based street Spanish photographer Sofia Sebastian discusses her latest work

                                  

5:30-6:30  PM

STREET PHOTO PROJECTS @MSPF: Gustavo Minas - Auditorium

"Visual Fictions in Street Photography" In 2019, Brazilian photographer Gustavo Minas launched his first book, "Maximum Shadow Minimal Light". The monograph brings together ninety five images of the past ten years. In this talk, he'll speak about his process on the streets and the making of the book. He's a member of Burn my Eye collective.

7:00-8:00  PM

MSPF OPENING RECEPTION - South Lobby

Join us for the opening of our 8th edition and meet our featured speakers in person: Nikos Economopoulos, Eugene Richards, Magdalena Sole, Matt Weber, Chris Bonanos and many more other participating artists.

 Free and open to the public.

                                   

8:00  PM

MSPF MASTER TALK  Magdalena Sole : - Auditorium

"Closing the circle— the photographic composition"

Photography is about taking pictures. That seems obvious. But taking pictures is only a fraction of the art of photography. Many photographers spend a great amount of time thinking about cameras and equipment and how to perfect the art of capturing an image. Some give the subjects and the projects they photograph great thought. They might even become proficient in printing. Sadly, however, the last step of the edit, the creation of a book, of a printed series for an exhibit, or the development of a photomontage, or even the creation of something entirely new are forgotten and neglected. Solé’s talk illustrates her explorations using her photographs to explore new boundaries and dynamics. 

 

           

Dec 06, 2019

Friday, Dec 6

10:00  AM

EXHIBITIONS OPEN - South and North  buildings                                                          

Seven different exhibitions with almost 200 prints on display.  Description

                                                                           

11:00 AM

GALLERY TOUR WITH RICK MCCAWLEY - North Lobby

An entertaining and informative gallery tour of the finalists of the MSPF International contest.

McCawley explains the merits of the exhibited images as to composition, light and other photographic processes.

 

12:00 PM - 5:00PM 

GET YOUR HANDS ON A LEICA-CAMERA LOAN - South Lobby (Leica Store Miami booth)

Take a Leica camera for a spin through our complimentary, 90 minute Leica-on-Loan program. SD card, credit card and valid ID required. Cameras and lenses offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

12;00 - 1:00 PM

MSPF Collaborations:  "Through The Lens" - Miami-Dade Public Library (across the HM Museum courtyard)

Lunchtime Photography Lecture with Miami Herald photojournalist Carl Juste

2:00 PM - 3PM 

STREET BATTLE FACE OFF - Auditorium

Two teams of street photographers, led by members street collectives, have 24 hrs to produce images that will compete in a face-off battle. Another original MSPF creation that involves fun and creativity. Participating collectives : DC-SPC and Burn My Eye

3:30 - 4:30 PM

MSPF Artist Talks Jens Krauer - Auditorium

Jens Krauer is a Street and Documentary Photographer based in Zurich Switzerland. He will present his lates project. 

5:00  PM - 6:00 PM

WOMEN STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS with Gulnara Samoilova  -  Auditorium

Gulnara Samoilova is a New York City-based photographer and founder of the @WomenStreetPhotographers Instagram feed and traveling exhibition. During her presentation, Gulnara will talk about her photographic journey and share her own work. She will also present work by women photographers from all over the world, and discuss her mission to increase the visibility of female photographers.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

MSPF ARTIST TALK: Christopher Bonanos : “FLASH, the Making of Weegee the Famous” - Auditorium

Christopher Bonanos is the city editor of New York magazine, where he covers arts and urban affairs. He is the author of the first biography of photographer Arthur (Weegee) Fellig, which won the National Book Critics Circle award for the best biography of 2018.

                                    

8:00  PM

MSPF MASTER TALK Eugene Richards "Outsiders"- Auditorium

The ethics, process, and personal cost of picturing people deemed different than oneself. 

 

Dec 07, 2019

Saturday, Dec 7

10:00  AM

EXHIBITIONS OPEN - South and North  buildings                                                          

Seven different exhibitions with almost 200 prints on display.  Description

 

10am-12pm

PHOTOWALK with Leica Store Miami. - South Lobby 

Walk with other street photographers and try out Leica gear or bring your own. Sign up at the Leica booth in the South Lobby

                                  

11:00  AM

WALK AND TALK GALLERY TOUR WITH RICK MCCAWLEY  

An entertaining and informative gallery tour of the MSPF International contest finalists.

McCawley explains the merits of the selected images as to composition, light, layers and other photographic processes.

12 PM : 5:00  PM

GET YOUR HANDS ON A LEICA- CAMERA LOAN - South Lobby (Leica Store Miami booth)

Take a Leica camera for a spin through our complimentary, 90 minute, Leica-on-Loan program. SD card, credit card and valid ID required. Cameras and lenses offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM

MSPF ARTIST TALK:  Jorge Andres Castillo "Latent Fissures" - Auditorium

Venezuelan photographer Jorge Andrés Castillo talks about his  black & white documentary photographs  taken in Berlin  in 1989, " 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” says Castillo. An extraordinary testimony of the socialist aesthetics 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.

 

1:30 PM - 2:30 Pm

MSPF STREET PHOTO SLAM - Auditorium
Also known as The Olympics of Street Photography, this is an original MSPF creation to learn from the best. A lively and informative public photo critique by featured speakers Nikos Economopoulos, Matt Weber and Gulnara Samoilova of images submitted during festival week. Open to anyone around the world!! The link to send your images for consideration will be published on Facebook and Instagram on December 4th.

                                 

3:00 PM - 4 PM

MSPF ARTIST TALK: Anastasia Samoylova " Streets of the Floodzone"- Auditorium
Samoylova will present her photographic account of life on the climatic knife-edge of the southern United States that captures the mood of waiting, of knowing the climate is changing. Her work crosses the boundaries of street photography, fine art and documentary to express the deep contradictions of a place in the midst of dark ecological anxiety.  Followed by book signing "Floodzone"  published by Steidl

                                   

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

MSPF ARTIST TALK: Matt Weber : " Four Decades  NYC" - Auditorium

Weber will discuss his images of New York City taken over the last four decades.

6:00 PM  -6:30 PM

MSPF WORKSHOPS STUDENTS SLIDESHOW - Auditorium

Students display the best images of their work during the 2019 MSPF workshops.

 

7:00 PM  - 8:00 PM

MSPF MASTER TALK- Nikos Economopoulos - Auditorium

Magnum photographer Nikos Economopoulos will trace his photographic journey, going through the different stages and places that defined his work. Alongside, he will be navigating around key challenges in photography, going beyond content and form in search of an element of transcendence. The presentation will be a retrospective covering both his black and white as his transition to color.

                                   

8:00 PM

MSPF AWARDS Announcement  - Auditorium

 

8:15PM - 10:00 PM MSPF Closing PARTY, - North Lobby

Music and food-Meet all the speakers and fellow photographers.

Open to the public.                             

                

Dec 09, 2018

Sunday, Dec 9

12PM- 5PM

All exhibitions remain open - North and South Buildings

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