Justin Bettman
Justin Bettman

An ongoing art project by Justin Bettman, #SetIntheStreet consists of elaborate interior spaces created in public places. After shooting photos in the spaces, the sets are left up so that passersby can shoot their own photos and share using the Instagram hashtag #SetintheStreet.

The final photographs Justin shoots explore the complex ideas of perspective and perception through revealing the larger picture that we often overlook. Justin has created these sets at various locations around the world including New York City, London, Berlin, Moscow, and Prague.

Artist Bios

  • Justin Bettman

    Justin Bettman is a California born artist and photographer. He began working with images and composition as an art director before transitioning to becoming a full time photographer. Both his portraiture work and his larger tableaux scenes are excellent examples of how Justin uses deliberate shadow, light, color, and set design to execute layered stories within a single image.

    Justin is the recipient of the Photo District News’ Emerging Photographer Award and broncolor’s Gen Next Award.


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    Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography and visual storytelling by producing a free annual festival, amplifying impactful narratives, and connecting artists to a wide global audience by activating accessible public spaces via large scale exhibitions.

    Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships and creative collaborations with community spirit, UPI approaches its mission of cultivating a wide, diverse audience for powerful photographic narratives by working closely with visual artists, city agencies, nonprofit organizations and educators worldwide to create new exhibition and public art opportunities that showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography. For more information about Photoville visit,


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