„Moment” - 1st International Biennale of Street Photography, organized by the Centre for the Promotion of Culture „Gaude Mater” in Częstochowa, is an attempt to summarize the fascinating phenomenon of street photography. The genre derives from the art of photojournalism. Street photographs are usually single, unrelated shots; fleeting frames capturing a moment in time, referring directly to the idea of the „decisive moment” of Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the greatest French photojournalists of the 20th century.
Cartier-Bresson was the master of pressing the shutter button exactly when the perfect image appeared before his eyes. He was able to predict a moment, which, properly composed in the camera's viewfinder, would create an exquisite shot full of hidden meanings. The photographer has found many interesting followers around the world.
Street photographs are works of art. We can admire them in art galleries next to portraits, landscape and fine-art photography. Playing with shape, color, composition, hidden meanings and anecdotes makes the street photographers open-minded, sensitive and observant artists.
Fascinated by street photography, we decided to create a competition that will allow us to explore this remarkable genre. The call for entries for the 1st International Biennale of Street Photography will open in May. We hope for a considerable interest in the contest...The total prize pool is 3 000 €.
Each of the entrants can submit up to 5 photographs.
To participate in the competition:
1. Create an account
2. Provide your personal details
3. Pay the entry fee (7 €)
4. Submit photographs
We accept entries from 6 May to 18 September 2019.
The results will be announced on 19 November 2019.