L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry: 'Street Shooting' curated by Carl Shubs.
"I want to thank all the entrants to this street photography competition.  There were many photos that I liked and yet had to pass by, especially because of the strength of the winners, with whom I was very impressed.  I love your interest in street photography.  In my view, it is the most difficult genre of photography, because it requires so many elements to come together, and the photographer is in control of so few of them.  Some of the entries were beautiful photos but not particularly street.  Some of them had the idea of street but not enough elements present.  Some were more street portraits (even some really nice ones) but I see that as a separate category from pure street, as I stated in the artist’s call.

I’m glad this led to some of you showing the wonderful work you already are doing, while it led others to explore the world of street a little more and to stretch yourself in that area.  I stretch myself in that way all the time.
Thanks again for sharing your work with me."
First Place: Mykel Rose- Rain
Second Place: Richard Gunderman- Bus Stop

Honorable Mentions:

Christopher St Armand- Made in Milan 
Yanika Anukulpun- Moon Walkers
Christopher St Armand - Chasing Bubbles

20% of artist fees go to charity. 10% to the curator's charity and 10% to the first place winner's charity.
Shubs has chosen the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline as his charity.

First place winner Mykel Rose has chosen the charity The Marpha Foundation.

Rose says, "Thank you, it's an honor to have won the street shooting photo competition. As I stated in my submission, the photo was taken in Kathmandu, Nepal, a city, country, and people that hold a special place in my heart.

More importantly, as far as a charity of choice,  I know of an NGO started and run by women called The Marpha Foundation, in the mountain village of Marpha which helps to provide kindergarten for the children and a library for the community. Four years ago on my way back from a trek in Mustang, I stopped in Marpha and visited their organization."
Carl Shubs says, "For me, Street Photography is all about the spontaneous moment. It doesn’t have to be in an urban setting and it doesn’t have to include people. However, it should be candid, which means unposed.
Some great photographers who are identified for their street photographs shoot portraits, and for me that is a separate category which I would call street portraits. What makes these Street is they are still candids, and that is what differentiates them from traditional portraits that are shot on the street but are posed and/or shot with permission. If they involve people, they should be interacting with others or presented interacting with their surroundings in meaningful (consciously or unconsciously and possibly ironic or humorous) ways."