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.
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.
Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.
In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.
By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.
Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.
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