Melbourne’s best street photographers capture the ephemeral, candid moments that define the city.

New York may have The Sartorialist and Paris may be the home of the most recognised (albeit staged) street photo of all time, but Melbourne too has a rich collection of street photography. Posted on blogs, published in weekend newspapers, uploaded to Instagram, each photo captures a different moment in the heart of the city.

Shot in the Heart of Melbourne is a curation of those fleeting images, showcasing street photography and photojournalism captured in the CBD and surrounding pockets. Back for it’s second year, the collective exhibition features the work of local artists who endeavour to capture their experience of the city in photographs.

As well as the local photographers who, between them, self-curate and cooperatively manage the project, the exhibition welcomes international guest artist, Berns Gilna-Murphy. A renowned photographer on the streets of Valencia, Spain, she will share the beauty of her own city through a selection of black and white images.

These photos are not just street style; they capture ephemeral moments —  raw, unrehearsed and completely unique. Shot in the Heart of Melbourne is an artistic, candid homage to the people that bring this city to life each day.

Image via Rhoufi

Published on May 13, 2013 by Lauren Vadnjal

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