Juan Jose Reyes
Juan Jose Reyes is the founder and Executive Director of the Miami Street Photography Festival, the largest and most widely recognized event in this genre.
He also co-founded the festival’s European partner, Street Photo Milano, offering a combined international platform that provides participating photographers with true worldwide exposure of their work.
Juan started photographing in his college years and has been shooting street photography exclusively since 2008 after learning directly from world-renowned teachers Jay Maisel and Alex Webb. He writes a street photography blog and his articles, as well as his images, have been published in all the popular street photography sites.
Fort Lauderdale 2017 I Juan Jose Reyes ©
As executive director of MSPF, Juan oversees the panel judging of the “MSPF Finalists”, the final cut from among thousands of images submitted each year to MSPF and widely recognized as the best of contemporary street photography. He also runs MSPF-Workshops, which offers street photography workshops around the world with the best street and documentary photographers and educators.
In 2012 he started the Miami Street Photography Festival which has grown since then into a major international event held every December in Miami during Art Basel Miami, one of the leading art fairs in the world. MSPF is an international festival showcasing the best of contemporary street and documentary photography and has featured some of the best names in photography such as David Alan Harvey, Constantine Manos, Susan Meiselas, Bruce Gilden, Alex Webb, Martin Parr and many others. MSPF offers talks, lectures, portfolio reviews and exhibitions as well as contests that are open to anyone around the world.
Miami 2019 I Juan Jose Reyes ©
In 2018 Juan developed Street Photo Milano with the goal of creating a cultural exchange where photographers can have their work exhibited in galleries in two major cities. Every year thousands of people attend exhibitions in both cities.
Juan was born in Paraguay and moved to the United States over thirty years ago to practice medicine. He is a board-certified paediatrician and besides photography, he is very interested in wellness and integrative medicine. He is also a meditation teacher and practitioner and currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL