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NYC Street Photography – Open Call

Matt Bialer_Untitled_2004

Matt Bialer, Untitled, 2004

Harvey Stein_Youth in  Front of Harlem Church_(copyright) Harvey Stein 2012

Harvey Stein, Youth in Front of Harlem Church, 2012

Pell Street after the Rain

An Rong-Xu, Pell Street After A Rain Shower

Through October 22, 2012, South Street Seaport Museum invites submissions of new works in the field of New York street photography for a juried exhibition to open in the late fall of 2012. The exhibition seeks to showcase the best of contemporary photography capturing life as it unfolds in New York’s public places—its streets, parks, and plazas.

New York City has a rich tradition of street photography. Such notable imagemakers as Jacob Riis, Robert Frank, and Nan Goldin have captured the diversity and vitality of the city’s streets and its denizens for well over a century. These artists recorded fleeting moments, capturing the faces and lives of ordinary people as they move through an ever-changing metropolis.

The Museum of the City of New York (which operates the South Street Seaport Museum) is currently presenting some of the best of these historic images in City Scenes: Highlights of New York Street Photography, along with the exhibition London Street Photography. The exhibition at the South Street Seaport Museum will carry that story forward through new candid images that show the evolution of the city and of the genre itself in the twenty-first century.

The new street photography exhibition, scheduled to open in December 2012, will be curated by Sean Corcoran, curator of prints and photographs for the Museum of the City of New York and the South Street Seaport Museum. Both professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit pictures for consideration. Selections will be made by a jury comprised of Corcoran; Elisabeth Biondi, former visuals editor at the New Yorker; and Stella Kramer, Pulitzer Prize–winning photo editor and creative consultant. Deadline for entries is 11:59 pm, October 22, 2012.

Courtesy of MCNY, have a look at a selection of early submissions above. For full guidelines and to submit images, click here.