WINNER / italian Streetphoto Festival  / Roma 2022


 3rd Place / Italian Street Photography Festival 2022/ Series contest


 Finalist with my series"The great escape" in the series category in Rome.

 My work  will be shown and displayed in Rome at 26-28 April  2022

 at Officine Fotografiche Roma.


italianstreetphotofestival 2022



 I am part of the Vienna "Instantly" Street Photography Exhibition


 Vienna's street life in fascinating, never-before-seen photos: The exhibition "Instantly! Vienna Street Photography" traverses the city’s pictorial history. Most of the works come from the photo collection of the Wien Museum, which showcases its vast holdings like never before.

The focus of the exhibit is the developing gaze on big city life, from the 1860s to the present. In addition to iconic images of Vienna that capture decisive moments in urban life, the show presents numerous never-before-exhibited or published photographs that bring the city’s everyday life as well as the lives of its inhabitants to the fore: impressive street scenes, intimate snapshots, and fleeting glimpses of urban life.


The exhibit shows how the medium of photography functioned in the creation and dissemination of new urban vistas. In this way, the images also tell the story of a rapidly changing metropolis. They capture the hustle and bustle on streets, squares, and markets, uncover unexpected encounters, and document moments of indolence and pleasure. All in all, the exhibition paints a new portrait of the metropolis on the Danube, inviting visitors on an exciting pictorial journey from early urban photography to the Instagram aesthetics of the present.­




Vienna Museum MUSA


Honorable Mention / IPA Photography Awards


The International Photography Awards is delighted to announce the category winners and finalists in

its 2020 Photography Competition for the professional and non-professional categories.

A stellar international jury of renowned photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries

from 120 countries around the world .




100 street photographs for Pesaro / April 2020

Pesaro / Italy 2020

During these challenging times, several people are taking action to support the Italian

national health system, critically challenged by the Coronavirus emergency.

Pesaro, a capital Town located in Marche Region in the center of Italy, is one of the most affected zone.




Finalist / Miami Street Photography Festival  2019

Finalist / Miami Street Photography Festival 2019


We're proud to be the largest street photography exhibition in the world, and through our partnership

in Milan, all MSPF finalists can see their work exhibited in two major cities on two continents.

Finalists’ photos will be on display at History Miami Museum during Art Basel in December

and then on to STREET PHOTO MILANO in Spring 2020.




Art on a postcard  / London 2019

Invited participant / exhibited / Art on a Postcard / London 2019


I was invited to Art on a Postcard this year.

Art on a Postcard works with the world's leading artists to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust

to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2025.

Our Photo London auction is a carefully curated collection featuring some of the world’s most

collectable and interesting contemporary photographers such as Larry Clark,Michael Wolf,

Peggy Franck and Roger Ballen.

My works are exhibited at Old Spitalfields Market in London.

 Art on a Postcard


Finalist / italian Streetphoto Festival  / Roma 2019

 Finalist / Italian Street Photography Festival 2019 / Series contest


 Finalist with my series" A wider view in the series category in Rome.

 My work  will be shown and displayed in Rome at 26-28 April  2019

 at Officine Fotografiche Roma.


Italien Streetphoto Festival



Winner/ Tokyo PHotography Awards  /2018

 Silver Winner / Tokyo Photography Awards 2018 / Fine Art-Abstract


All winners are cordially invited to attend the TIFA exhibition where the 1st and 2nd place winners will be exhibited. The annual Tokyo International Foto Awards exhibition will take place at Shibuya Cultural Center from the 20th to the 24th of February 2019 (23-11 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku ,Tokyo )

with the opening evening on 20th of  February.


Tokyo Winners Gallery


Finalist / Miami Street Photography Festival  12 /2018

Finalist / Miami Street Photography Festival 2018


We're proud to be the largest street photography exhibition in the world, and through our partnership

in Milan, all MSPF finalists can see their work exhibited in two major cities on two continents.

Finalists’ photos will be on display at History Miami Museum during Art Basel in December

and then on to STREET PHOTO MILANO in Spring 2019.




WINNER / neutral density photography awards /  London- 2018


Enrico Markus Essl /  Urban Souls

The quiet moments, the quiet phases in the hectic

urbanity of capturing and capturing

our cities was the goal behind this series.      

Moments in which people are looking for relaxation,

or even a short escape attempt are the situations

that I have tried to capture.         

ND-Winners Gallery

Finalist /  Bangkok Street Photography Festival  07/ 2018

 Bangkok Street Photography Festival 2018

Finalist with 3 works in the single category in Bangkok

Street Photography Festival 2018. All finalists will be

exhibited on Bangkok Art and Culture Centre 

Brussels -Group Exhibition 06 /2018

Participant Brussel exhibition / Enrico Markus Essl

The Brussels Street Photography Festival is happy to officially announce The BSPF Selected Works Exhibition in ViaVia Café. The selection showcases the work of several finalists for the 2016 and 2017 BSPF contests from Thursday, June 14 until Saturday, July 14, 2018.


Release - New Zine  05/2018


Theater photography from the perspective of a street photographer.

This project was implemented over a period of one year

with the aim of creating an own dramaturgy in grayscale

and a non-everyday point of view for the observer.


Thanks and enjoy the view from my perspective.

Enrico Markus Essl

Limited Edition 2018 

50 copies /48 pages / numbered and signed.

including a real fine art photo print

in 19x13 cm / signed and numbered. 


Copyright © Enrico Markus Essl

Book design & Photographs

All rights reserved, Linz 2018





Street Projection /Berlin 10 /2017

Winner 2017

will be shown for a month every night on the Kurfürstendamm.

Do not miss the Vernissage on September 8th, 2017.

In addition to the Art Week, one of the largest photo festival in Berlin

will take place in the middle of the month.  >> find more



London 08 /2017 Group Exhibition

  Finalist of the London Street Photography Festival 2017


   With great pleasure, we congratulate you on being named a finalist in the single

   category in London Street Photography Festival 2017.

   All finalists will be exhibited at London Street Photography Festival on Aug 25-27.2017                                           

   at Stour Space,  7 Roach Rd, London E3 2PA.





Berlin 08 /2017 Group Exhibition

One Day in Berlin – 30 years later

 Enrico Markus Essl: Participating photographer 


 In summer of 1987, the city of Berlin celebrated its 750th anniversary. Given the strategical importance during the Cold War, the anniversary quickly became a race between East and West Berlin about which side could impress more with its festivities. Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, the first gallery for photography in the GDR, hosted the group exhibition One Day in Berlin. Among the 17 photographers that portrayed East Berlin were Sibylle Bergemann and Harald Hauswald. Visitors lined up until Warschauer Bridge to see the show. The Fall of the Wall only two years later marks the beginning of a rapid development in the reunited German capital.

What kind of stories do you find on the streets of Berlin 30 years later? Where do the changes become most visible? The Fotogalerie asked these questions in an open call for entries entitled One Day in Berlin – 30 years later. Out of more than 2000 photographs, the jury selected the images and series that reflect the many faces of the city, its development and most pressing issues of recent years. With 50 participating photographers, it is the biggest group exhibition ever at Fotogalerie Friedrichshain.

The presented images show developments along the former border strip of the Wall, conflicts about the last occupied houses in Rigaer Strasse, the new freedom on Tempelhofer Feld, economic growth versus social tensions, debates on refugees and migration, gentrification and unique snapshots of everyday life in Berlin.



Slideluck / Barcelona 06/2017

Featured at Slideluck Festival Barcelona 

with my Project "my secret garden / Berlin 2017"


The show itself was a festive celebration of Barcelona’s art scene. Like past years, SLIDELUCK Barcelona IX was held in conjunction with Enfocats Photography Festival, organized by Pati Llimona.


FAPA- Fine Art Photography Awards / London 2016 /2017


  Fine Art Photography Awards / 3rd Place

  Enrico Markus Essl / Series / Splash

   Fine Art Photography Awards

   London, UK (April 16th, 2017) 


   In 2017 Fine Art Photography Awards received 6335 submissions from 89 countries around the world.

   Winners were selected  by highly acclaimed panel of international judges,

   including: Tim Franco, Nadia Dias, Liza Van der Stock, Matilde Gattoni, Amélie Labourdette and  Valery Klamm. 




ND Photography Award / London 2016



Street Photography / 2nd Place 

Enrico Markus Essl / Series / Splash


Captured beach life from the view of a Street Photographer.

The work was done in 2015 in Piran / Slovenia and Vienna.



Finalist of the Miami Street Photography Festival 2016

Enrico Markus Essl / Miami 2016


 These are the eighty finalists selected from among several thousands of entries by our expert panel of judges: 

Matt Stuart, Gus Powell and Jesse Marlow from In-Public, Ania Klosek from Unposed and Chris Suspect from Strata. The MSPF finalists represent the best of contemporary street photography selected by photographers who live and breathe street photography. 



All finalists will be on exhibit at HistoryMiami Museum's Center for Photography from November 17th, 2016 to January 15th,  2017

 and will be highlighted during Art Basel Miami.


 The top three winners, the MSPF Awards, will be selected during festival week by Magnum photographers Martin Parr,

Richard Kalvar and Alex Webb and  by world renowned photographers Jill Freedman,  Maggie Steber, and Rebecca Norris Webb.

The winners of the MSPF Awards will be announced on December 3rd during a special ceremony followed by

the official MSPF closing party in Miami. 

BSPF /Brussels 10/2016

Finalist of the Brussels Street Photography Festival 2016


With great pleasure, we congratulate you on being named a finalist

with two works in BSPF 2016 



Street Projection /Berlin 10 /2016

 Winner / Project "Street Projections" in Berlin


Proud to be part of the project "Street Projections" in Berlin
from October 3rd – November 27th created by
The traffic tower, the place of projections, is surrounded by one of the liveliest and most exciting streets in Berlin.

The nighttime image sequences on the floor invite passers-by to linger and marvel.

This project is an official part of the European Month of Photography in October 2016

the biggest photo festival in Germany.

The photos will be projected on the most frequented street in Berlin,

200 meters from the c/o Berlin,

the central venue of the Month of Photography. 

Opening: October 2nd, 2016 | 9pm
Duration: October 3rd – November 27th, 2016, every night 8pm–2am 

Address: Verkehrskanzel, Joachimstaler Platz, 10719 Berlin / Kurfürstendamm

Video  "Street Projection Berlin"

Exhibition at Art Basel / Miami 12 /2015


Some of my works are exhibited from November 20 through January 17

at Art Basel Miami in the History Photography Museum Miami !

For the first year, History Miami Museum will host the Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF) during Art         Basel Week, from December 3-6, 2015, featuring various street photography

exhibitions and public programs. In   conjunction with the festival,

the Museum will exhibit the finalists of MSPF's international

street photography competition. art-basel-miami-miami-street-photography-festival


Finalist of the Miami Street Photography Festival 2015


Finalist of the Miami Street Photography Festival 2015


With great pleasure, we congratulate you on being named a finalist in MSPF2015! 


All finalists will be eligible for the Grand Prize, as selected by Magnum photographers,David Alan Harvey and Bruce Davidson, photographer Harvey Stein, National Geographic's Maggie Steber and photojournalist Peter Turnley during festival week, December 3-6, 2015.


Neutral Density Photography Award / London 2015


     Enrico Markus Essl / Communication Breakdown


     The pictures from this series is that objects seem to be in a process of communication.

     Another thing is that  these objects tell stories and the spectator interprets his or her own stories

     based on the objects The picture was  done in St.Petersburg, Kopenhagen, Vienna and Linz ! 


IPA Awards / Los Angeles  09 /2015


International Photography Awards


Announces Category Winners of the 2015 Competition.

On September 28 2015 the International Photography Awards competition (IPA)

announced Category Winners of 2015 Competition!

This year, IPA received over 27000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe

and is pleased to declare that Enrico Markus Essl was awarded Honorable Mention

in a Fine Art - Other Category in the 2015 International Photography Awards (IPA)

Competition for the winning entry "geometrical Street views".

Fine Art Photography Awards / London  06 /2015

 Fine Art Photography Awards London, UK (30 July, 2015)


Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) announces winners of 1st FAPA competition.

Photographer Enrico Markus Essl was nominated in Street Photography for the entry entitled Communication Breakdown at 1st Fine Art Photography Awards competition.


In 2015 Fine Art Photography Awards received more then 3000

submissions from 77 countries around the world.

Winners were selected by highly acclaimed panel of international judges, including:

Qingjun Huang, Carolyn Guild, Klaus Kampert, Pini Hamou, Rupert Vandervell, Pongsatorn

Sukhum, Kilian Schönberger, Peter Kool, Lara Zankoul and GMB Akas

FOTO a la Fresca / Barcelona  07/2015

Open air projections in Barcelona, organised by  Can Centre Cívic Basté and our friends from Territorios Libres. This time, projections will be focused on documentary street photography.

Calle35 will project some works from several collective's members. Terrific national and international photographers will project, as Enrico Markus Essl, Luis Baylon, Ignasi Marroyo, Maciej Dakowicz, Jordi Esteve or Gabi Ben Avraham among others.


Chelsea International Fine Art Competition / New York 2015

      I am happy to inform that i have been awarded honorable mention by the juror

     of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition in NYC.

     Nice to found a place with my pics between hundreds of Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings,

     Mixed Medias and Prints.

     Thanks to the jury…/fine-art-competition-jurors

Finalist of the Miami Street Photography Festival 2014

Finalist of the Miami Street Photography Festival 2014 !!2014-finalists/ce0d


With great pleasure, we congratulate you on being named a finalist in MSPF2014! 

My Final Image of the Miami Street Photography Festival was displayed at the main gallery exhibition at the festival which is held during At Basel Miami, one the largest art events in the world 

All finalists will be eligible for the Grand Prize, as selected by Magnum photographers, Alex Webb, Constantine Manos, and Susan Meiselas, along with National Geographic's Maggie Steber and photographer/poet Rebecca Norris Webb.


Shortlisted Kurier Photography Challenge 2014


I am with three images in the shortlist for the Kurier photo contest, one of the largest Austrian newspapers represented.  Street twice and one time in the field trip. 

Exhibition Vienna 2014 / the Art Gallery Vienna



Enrico Markus Essl with Traffic Jam


Vernissage 27.05.2014 19:00

Ausstellung 27.05. – 20.06.2014 tgl. 10:00 – 21:00


The Art Gallery Vienna

Brandmayergasse 7-9, 1050 Wien