London Street Photography Festival Launches Celebrating the Time-Honoured Genre

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LONDON.- World-class photography takes over London’s most celebrated venues, large and small, for the festival’s inaugural year. The London Street Photography Festival launched this summer to celebrate the time-honoured genre. An exciting new addition to London’s cultural calendar, the festival, 1st-31st July 2011, features curated exhibitions alongside a diverse events programme bringing together leading international artists past and present. Highlights include the first UK exhibition of the incredible archives of mysterious Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier at the German Gymnasium, as well as a newly discovered body of work by previously unknown British photographer Walter Joseph – a gritty portrait of post-war London at the British Library. Photofusion presents rare perspectives by leading female street photographers from around the world, whilst the voyeuristic Seen/Unseen sho