Welcome to the forty first edition Part 1 of “Streets Ahead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our Flickr Group. In addition to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we also highlight a few images that caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition, and subject matter.If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) about Women Photographers/Artists and Street Photography, in general.
So, if you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community… I’m sure that you will agree that we are a very enthusiastic and supportive group of women!!
Gina has once again commented on this weeks hand-picked images, it’s such a delight to read her expressive and articulate thoughts and Cara has put together a phenomenal video showcase, it will leave you breathless – thank you both so much.
We hope you enjoy this week’s showcase and many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including:
Karen Axelrad, Michelle Robinson, Laura Peischl, Lee Atwell, Basak Aytek, Tracy Renehan, Fiona Christian, Montse Abad, Stefanie LePape, Geri Centonze, Cathrine Halsor, Julia Nathanson, Louise Whiting, Robin Sacknoff, Donna Donato, Marizia Bellini, Connie Gardener Rosenthal, Natali Prosvetova, Lisa Guerriro, Armineh Hovansian, Olga Kasatkina and Hanakai2001.
‘Serie Turquia. Istanbul’ by Montse Abad (@mabadca)
This haunting image struck me immediately because of the dreamlike quality of the scene, and the complicated narrative of the capture. Note the boots in the foreground, and uncertain gesture of the foreground image. The tight compositional arrangement of the figures further emphasizes the drama of the story. Great capture Montse.
‘Warm’ by Lee Atwell:
This image has the feel of the classic street photos of the 1950s. The compressed compositional arrangement, with the foreground figure pressing into the viewer’s space creates an immediacy that connects us with the narrative abruptly. A great image Lee!
‘Crosswalk lunchtime shadows’ by Armineh Hovanesian
This image is so appealing because the dramatic light, rising over the buildings, bathing the group of pedestrians and their shadows in its path, is the subject of the narrative. The light unifies the scene and gives dimension and form to the composition. The location of the scene initially seems mysterious, however, slowly the light clears ever so subtly and permits the street sign to be revealed. Super shot Armineh.
‘Untitled’ by Lisa Guerreiro
The quiet,still-life-like stillness of this couple who are looking at something that they are holding, is a delightful peek into this intimate moment. The spare surroundings, and the reductive compositional arrangement emphasize and focus the viewer’s gaze to the central action of this lovely scene. Super Lisa.