The first edition of the Brussels Street Photography Festival took place from October 28 to 30, 2016. In the International category of the 2016 BSPF Singles contest 34 finalists with 50 photos were selected and in its Brussels equivalent, 13 finalists with 19 photos. For the Brussels category of the 2016 BSPF Series competition 6 photographers were shortlisted, and 7 in the International category. All finalist photos were displayed at Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels from October 28 until November 11, 2016.
The finalists were selected by the jury members Dani Oshi, Kuba Jasionek, Chris Suspect, Rohit Vohra, Vineet Vohra, Kristin Van den Eede and Kristof Vande Velde. Nick Turpin, Otto Snoek, Jens Olof Lasthein, Paul Russell and Tomasz Lazar were in charge to select the winners of BSPF '16.
In addition to the finalist exhibition, there was a second exhibit featuring some of the work of the BSPF guests. The exhibition also showcased the work of three different collectives (The Street Collective, EyeGoBananas and Stadsbiografie), which where highlighted using photo projections in one of the spaces available inside Galerie Ravenstein.
In the 2016 BSPF International Singles contest there were 34 finalists with 50 photos selected and in the 2016 BSPF Brussels Singles competition 13 finalists with 19 photos.
There were 7 finalists for the 2016 BSPF International Series contest and 6 finalists for the 2016 BSPF Brussels Series contest.