The Australian Association of Street Photographers Incorporated (AASPI), who exhibit under the banner of Shot in the Heart of Melbourne (SITHOM), are a group of avid photographers in the street photography genre, or as it is commonly called, just "street".
Now in its seventh year, SITHOM is a street photography and photojournalism exhibition that celebrates the decisive, and often indecisive, but always graceful moments within the gritty, yet beautiful city of Melbourne.
The exhibition showcases individual captures from thirty-five diverse and enthusiastic photographers, who have focused on the eclectic hub that is Melbourne. They capture ephemeral moments. Raw, candid and completely unique. Shot in the Heart of Melbourne is a candid homage to the people, architecture and street life that bring this individual city to life every day.
In recent times, it seems that the time honoured traditional form of street photography has been overshadowed by a flood of more contemporary, staged, digitally manipulated and over processed genres of photography.