Steve McCurry
President of the jury

Leica Q2, Portfolio Grand Prize

Leica V-Lux 5, Best Photo Grand Prize

Street photography, in recent years, has become more and more a language and a creative tool available to many people, to describe everyday life or to capture an extraordinary moment.

exibart street, born from the mother magazine of contemporary art exibart, questions what street photography is and where it is going and investigates more closely the relationship between street photography and fine art. The third contest in collaboration with Leica Camera, aims to find the best talents in the world. For this edition we have decided to create two competition categories.


Best Series

We will award the photographer, his style, and his photographic consistency with a series of 3 up to 9 photos. It is possible to submit as many series as you want.

Entry fee


/ per submission

Best Single Photo

We will award the single photo and its synthesis peculiarity. It is possible to submit as many single photos as you want.

Entry fee


/ per submission


The Series Prize Winner will win:

A Leica Q2 offered by our main sponsor
Leica Camera


Interview on exibart street online magazine

Interview on the paper magazine of contemporary art exibart

Your work will be showcased on the whole exibart contemporary network (print magazine, social networks, website)

First place award certificate signed by Steve McCurry

The Best Photo Prize Winner will win:

A Leica V-Lux 5 offered by our main sponsor
Leica Camera


Interview on exibart street Online Magazine

Your work will be showcased on the whole exibart contemporary network (print magazine, social networks, website)

First place award certificate signed by Steve McCurry

The first 10 photographers in each category will receive

Interview on exibart street
A selection of pictures will be showcased on the whole exibart contemporary network (print magazine, social networks, website)
A “Top 10” 2021 exibart street digital certificate signed by Steve McCurry

The first 100 photographers in each category will receive

A “Top 100” exibart street digital certificate


If you don’t have an account on exibart street

What are you waiting for?
exibart street is a new editorial platform dedicated to street photography and part of the exibart magazine, the most important Italian editorial network dedicated to contemporary art.
Every day a great selection of exhibitions, books, technology, authors, and much more!
We have streamlined our registration process, fill out the form with your basic information, and upload photographs for a maximum of 9, that’s it!
Now you can participate at the contest; click on the Join the contest button on your profile page.

If you are already registered on exibart street

Nice, all you have to do is log in to the site, go to your profile page and click on the Join the contest button.

Make sure you have carefully read the terms and conditions before entering the contest. Finally, if you have any questions, see the FAQ page.

Once you have clicked the Join the contest button, a few steps separate you from participating. First, select the category, the photos you wish to join, and complete the payment procedure. No further steps, guaranteed.
An email will confirm that you have successfully entered the competition.

You can participate as many times as you want, without limits.


Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than four decades.

He has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest.

Most recently, the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement and in 2019, McCurry was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame.


Biba Giacchetti

Biba Giacchetti was born in Rome and studied in Paris. After obtaining her law degree, she worked for many years in communications.

For the past fifteen years, she has been working with the greatest photographers in the world, including Steve McCurry, Elliott Erwitt, James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards and Mary Ellen Mark.

In 2002 she and Giuseppe Ceroni founded Sudest57, a center of excellence for the creation of cultural projects with companies, individual clients, and fine art prints.

She is curator and author and consults with both private and corporate collectors.


Andrea Pacella

Born in 1965, he started working in Leica in 1993 and after some experiences in the course of which he specialized in advertising and communication working first for CBS Corporation and then for some Italian digital agencies, he returned to Leica Camera Italia, where in addition to his role as marketing manager, he holds the positions of director of the Leica Galerie Milano and of the Leica Akademie Italy. Now he is the Director of Global Marketing & Communication at Leica Camera AG.

He was one of the founders of the Lucca Digital Photo fest (today Photolux), and has collaborated in the organization of festivals and photographic exhibitions throughout Italy.

He also publish on Italian and international magazines, and lectures on the history of 20th century photography. He lives and works in Wetzlar.


Svilen Nachev

Born in 1979 in the small bulgarian town of Svishtov located on Danube river. Interested in photography since his teens, started shooting the streets in 2011. For him photography is passion, enjoyment, an escape from the ordinary, way of documenting life and expressing himself.

His main reason to shoot is to take better pictures, exploring the streets for something hidden and to catch a glimpse of what life was like for the next generations. Member of BULB Collective from 2017.

He won the exibart street contest 2019.


Uros Gorgone




Born in 1970.

Always active in the world of communication.

He is currently General Manager of Exibart, a publishing group dedicated to the world of contemporary art.


Eolo Perfido

Eolo Perfido is an Italian creative director and photographer based in Rome, Italy.

One of the best-known Italian Street Photographers, Leica Ambassador between 2013 and 2018, today Eolo is a Leica Certified Photographer and Leica Akademie instructor.

He is the exibart street editorial director and artistic director of the international festival of photography Molichrom:




In consideration of the expanding coronavirus pandemic, by popular demand, we have extended the third exibart street contest submission deadline to April 1st, 2022.

Have your photos judged by a prestigious international jury chaired by Steve McCurry and win a Leica Q2 or a Leica V-Lux 5!

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