HP has announced the launch of the Street Photography online gallery to give professional photographers the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Recontres d'Arles photography festival in July 2007.
They can also enter the competition to have their images displayed at Arles, where they will be reproduced professionally on an HP Z-series printer, and even attend the festival with Stuart Franklin, a leading Magnum photographer and the current Magnum president.
Riding on the success of the HYPE galleries, the Street Photography gallery encourages photographers to look at the urban landscape in innovative or unusual ways. Cracks in the pavement, peeling walls, shadows cast by stairwells, could all be included in Street Photography.
By following the instructions on the Street Photography website, photographers can upload their images to the gallery where they are displayed online.
A launch event, including a Magnum Masterclass delivered by Stuart Franklin, will also be held today at Magnum's headquarters in London.
Individuals then have until June 10 to submit their images online before the competition closes. The online gallery, however, will continue to run after this date for the rest of the year creating a comprehensive collection of Street Photography.
After the competition closes, Magnum president Stuart Franklin - publisher of several books on photography and award-winning photojournalist - will select the best 30 to be exhibited at the Arles festival, which runs from July 3 to September 16.
The top 30 winners will also receive their own copies printed on the HP Z-series printers to add to their portfolios.
From these 30, Franklin will also choose one winner to receive the grand prize: a paid-for trip to the festival, including an exclusive lunch with Franklin to gain valuable insights into the work of an internationally renowned photographer.
Photographers can display their work for free through the Street Photography online gallery via the link below.