OBSERVE Collective Under Construction Shortlist Announced

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The OBSERVE Collective Under Construction street photography contest shortlist has been announced and the list contains some truly excellent work from some of the brightest minds in street photography. All images in the shortlist will be exhibited alongside the OBSERVE show in Germany and the 3 winning images will share €1000 in prize money. Hit the jump for more information.

OBSERVE Collective Under Construction Shortlist

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Image © Phraction_Street – View On Flickr

Entries for the OBSERVE Collective Under Construction street photography contest closed on May 1, 2015 but they’ve just released the shortlist of photographs that will be exhibited alongside the first OBERSVE group show in Iserlohn, Germany on June 13, 2015. The shortlist contains images from 70 street photographers:

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Vincent Goumont

personality
Mirko Arganese

Warning sign
Zoltera

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Nattawot Juttiwattananon

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Hillol Choudhury

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Adrian Huang

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Nakarin Teerapenun

Thor
Macel S. Pawlowski

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Andrea Zubani

Wimereux, France, May 2nd 2015
Fabrício Santos

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Henry Poerborianto

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Riccardo Cattaneo

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Xaris P

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Roberto Deri

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Nicola Miles

Construction workers - Taungyyi, Myanmar
Guille Ibanez

Burning down
Squiggly

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Giacomo Vesprini

The Jolly Rioter
Dan Redrup

Nakano
Dan Szpara

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Catsimbh

Men at work, Myanmar
Arja Litmanen

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Kimberley Britt

Gentrification
Jo Wallace

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Peter Dunsche

Gulliver
Tavepong Pratoomwong

#06 - Ω
Riccardo Cattaneo

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Andreas Katsakos

Hong Kong, Big Window
Edas Wong

Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, 2015
Shin Noguchi

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Ania Klosek

playground
Ping Rider

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Hermellin de la Villette

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John Paddler

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Fred Abrantes

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Tolojanahary Ranaivosoa

the garbage and the firefly
Mosuner

Woman underground
Richard Stern

Varanasi
Sara Nicomedi

Chongqing: Driftless #38
Yong Wang

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Ilan Ben Yehuda

Indische - Nemo
Andre Carbon

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Luigi Casentini

The Duellists
Stevie

Varanasi, India
Sara Nicomedi

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Christoforos Giatzakis

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Jeff Larson

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His Noodly Appendage

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Nico Chiapperini

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Marco Giusfredi

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Roberto Deri

roots
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Shimbashi, Gotemba, 2015
Shin Noguchi

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Johan Jehlbo

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Lavinia Petrache

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Yasin Rahim

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Thomas Leuthard

Get me outta here
Giovanni Cassanese

U-Bahn Vienna
Richard Stern

Fukui 2015
Ryosuke Takamura

architectural poodles
6 ft white rabbit

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Sylvain Biard

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Sakulchai Sikitikui

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Faisal Bin Rahman Shuvo

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Pushkar Raj Sharma

Nagoya, Aichi, Japan / Jan. 26th, 2015
Mankichi Shinshi

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Muhammad Muttaqun

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Arth Figueroa Jumagdao

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Ufuk Akarı

The top 3 images will be selected to win a total of €1000 in prize money. Winners will be announced at the exhibition party in Iserlohn, Germany and on the OBSERVE Collective website on June 13, 2015.

More information can be found on the contest’s Flickr group:

OBSERVE Collective Under Construction Flickr Group.

StreetShootr’s Take

I have to admit that I’m scratching my head at the “short” list that contains 70 images. It’s a mixed bag of good to truly excellent street photography but I can’t help but think that this list looks more like a first edit than an actual shortlist.

One of the issues I have with this contest is that OBSERVE isn’t judging the contest. As a result it doesn’t really represent the high standards that we’ve come to expect from one of the best street photography collectives working today. You have to hope that the final winners will up the ante a bit!

However you look at it, there’s a solid group of photographs represented in the shortlist and I’m eager to see the winning images!

via observecollective.com.

What’s your take on the OBSERVE Collective Under Construction shortlist? Do you have a favorite image? Post your ideas in the comments below and keep the conversation going!

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