STRATA will be attending the second annual Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF), Dec 5-8, this upcoming week during Art Basel – Miami Beach. STRATA is a featured artists collective alongside iN-PUBLIC (UK) and Calle 35 (Spain) and will be exhibiting 24 images at Trendy Studio located at 196 NW 24th St., Miami, FL. This year, STRATA’s own Chris Suspect served as a judge for the MSPF photography competition. Winning images will be on display in the gallery and the names of the finalists are available on the MSPF page.
There is a lot going on at the MSPF this year including several street photography workshops led by Bruce Gilden (Magnum), Maggie Steber (National Geographic), Alex Webb (Magnum) and Rebecca Norris Webb. Magnum photographer Constantine Manos will be giving a master’s talk on Friday. iN-PUBLIC member Richard Bram will talk about street photography and his transition from black and white to color on Saturday. And there are several street photography documentaries that will be screened including In-Sight, In No Great Hurry, and Everybody Street. Please visit the MSPF calendar to see all the events and opportunities being offered.
Finally, STRATA members Hector Isaac and Chris Suspect are featured in the Nov/Dec print issue of International Street Photographer magazine. Copies will be available at the MSPF or you can subscribe online.
On October 29, 2013, drag queens from the Washington, DC area celebrated 27 years in pursuit of high-heeled glory. STRATA mixed it up on the sidelines for this candid take on the scene behind the scene.
Chris Suspect’s photographs of hardcore/punk shows in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, wins first place in the 2013 Photo District News (PDN) contest The Scene: Event and Nightlife Photography. When Suspect isn’t out on the streets shooting people for the fun of it he makes his way to the clubs, bars and basements that feature great bands like Coke Bust, Sick Fix and Disciples of Christ. The photos above appear in PDN’s online gallery, the shot of the audience at The Dougout in Northeast DC appears in the December issue of the magazine.