Chris Suspect to talk about his upcoming books at LSPF

Chris Suspect joins LSPF 2020 online programme and will speak about his photography style and new books.


Chris is a street and documentary photographer hailing from the Washington, DC area. He specialises in capturing absurd and profound moments in the quotidian. His street photography work has been recognized internationally and has been exhibited in Miami, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Romania, Georgia, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. His documentary work on the underground music scene in Washington, D.C., was published as a book, Suspect Device, by Empty Stretch in 2014 and is currently held in the Leica Galerie Archives.


In 2019, Suspect’s work around the Trump Inauguration was exhibited at Xposure in the UAE, the largest photography festival in the Middle East. In 2018 he was named chairperson for the Focus on the Story festival in Washington, D.C. In previous years, he won the StreetFoto San Francisco competition for street series, FotoWeek DC’s competition for Photographer’s Choice series, and Director’s Choice for Praxis Gallery’s Night Life competition. 


Suspect’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Photo District News, LFI Magazine and on the Leica Camera Blog. He also has published photographs in the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, CNN, The Atlantic, Forbes and many other media outlets in the US, Germany, Italy, Canada and Brazil.


In 2020, Suspect is publishing four books. His first in the series Gratuity Included sold out and is now in its second edition. Leather Boyz will be released June 15.


You can find out more about his work here:

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