Incredible photos from the world’s largest photo competition show the gritty streets of 15 cities

Mubariz Khan
Over 136,000 photos were submitted to the street photography category. Mubariz Khan/The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival and Awards

EyeEm, a global community and marketplace for photography and video, is in the middle of its fourth and largest photography competition yet.

With more than 590,000 submissions from 88,000 photographers in over 150 countries, EyeEm’s contest has become the largest photo competition in the world.

Categories included portraiture, photojournalism, and architecture, but the largest number of submissions were entered into the street photography category. Over 136,000 images were submitted into the category and judged by a panel of creative professionals.

Below, see the 20 street photography finalists. Winners will be announced during the EyeEm Photography Festival, which is being held in Berlin on September 15-17.

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title=”St. Petersburg, Russia by F.D Walker”
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title=”New York City by Fabian Palencia”
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title=”Le Louvre in Paris, France by Francis Malapris”
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title=”Nonthaburi, Thailand by Jatuporn Pateepaparnee”
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title=”New York City by Kanrapee Chokpaiboon”
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title=”Tokyo, Japan by Julie Hrudova”
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title=”Lucena City, Philippines by Julius Andres Manzano”
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title=”Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan by Junhan F.”
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title=”New York City by Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet”
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title=”Davao City, Philippines by Karlo Flores”
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title=”Caracas, Venezuela by Lennin Ruiz”
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title=”Kolkata, India by Maciej Dakowicz”
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title=”Offagna, Italy by Massimiliano Landi”
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title=”Miyoshi City, Japan by Mubariz Khan”
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title=”London, United Kingdom by Pau Buscató”
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title=”Brooklyn, New York by Raffaele De Vivo”
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title=”New York City by Tomaso Baldessarini”
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