Taking place in July, the London Street Photography Festival 2011 brings together curated exhibitions and a diverse series of events celebrating the work of leading international artists both past and present.
Highlights from the show include the first UK exhibition of the incredible archives of Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier at the German Gymnasium as wall as a newly discovered body of work by previously unknown British photographer Walter Joseph in a gritty portrait of post-war London at the British Library.
Leading female street photographers from around the world come together for Photofusion, while the Seen/Unseen exhibition showcases new work by award-winning photographers George Georgiou and Mimi Mollica, using a London bus.
Street photography collective In-Public will see two of its celebrated members, Nick Turpin and Nils Jorgensen unite in a joint show presenting work from England and France at St. Pancras International.
For the first time ever, an International Street Photography award, along with a student category, will be presented to the best work undertaken today from thousands of submissions received from around the world.
Exhibitions, talks, workshops and interactive events will provide a unique insight into the field of street photography from leading practitioners and experts. An exploratory talk at the V&A by Curator of Photographs Susanna Brown will allow visitors to examine up close some of the collection's most fascinating acquisitions including original prints by Henri Cartier Bresson, Gary Winogrand and Diane Arbus.
The Olympic Photo-Cycle with Toby Smith and David Gibson's photo walk are included as some of the interactive events. Courses vary in duration between 2 and 5 days and include the extraordinary London to Paris Street Photography Workshop with In-Public founder Nick Turpin.
The festival will launch with 4 exhibition openings on 30th June, starting at 4pm at the British Library and from 6,39pm at the German Gymnasium.
For a full list of events, venues and exhibitions, find the latest programme information on the London Street Photography Festival 2011 website.