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Streets Ahead – Seventeenth Edition

Welcome to the seventeenth edition 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.

Please note, however, that we’ve had the privilege of viewing some fabulous work submitted to our Flickr Group but we will not feature in our column… only because this is a Women’s Collective. (Sorry guys, 🙂 ) And since we are a Mobile Photography Collective,  we will also not share  images that were taken with a camera other than a mobile device. So please make sure to indicate on your submissions (and Flickr profile) 1) if you are a woman and 2) what device you photographed your image with. We’d hate to overlook your work because of a misunderstanding.

Also, don’t forget to join our Facebook Group! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (who, 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 and supportive community… we are a very enthusiastic and supportive group of women!

• Flick Group (for weekly showcase submissions)
• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)


‘Scarborough’ by Dani Salvadori


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What a lovely moment! Three friends, or perhaps family sitting by the sea with what looks like an old fashioned schooner in the distance. The cloudy sky with a hint of blue peeking through keeps this image quite real for me – it is not an amazingly blue sky day, or a sunset – just an ordinary moment with a restful feeling about it. The point of view emphasises the immensity of the sky above and keeps us almost at the same viewpoint as the subjects in the foreground. Beautifully composed Dani!

Untitled’ by Christine Mignon


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This photograph certainly brought a smile to my face. A perfectly captured moment Christine! The frog, looking very po-faced with its arm outstretched looks about ready to pinch the lady in the bum. Very funny. Great use of juxtaposition to create some humour.

‘… you are coming through in waves …’ by SLP


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I really like the grittiness of this image and the placement of the two figures, diagonally opposite each other, one dark and faceless and the other blurry yet defined. She appears to be an image hanging on a wall but strangely enough it feels a little like she is silently listening in to his conversation. I think the processing perfectly echoes the title ‘… you are coming through in waves …’

Sightseeing is knackering!’ by Veevs3


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I feel the weariness of this girl. One can imagine that she is a teenager – part of a big group of students walking all over the city, leaving no stone unturned. Its like she is catching a solitary moment on her won to get fifty winks before plodding on to the next sight. I love that her camera is perfectly poised, just sitting on top of her lap, facing forward instead of hanging to her side. Great capture Vivi and wonderfully edited too!

‘doorway’ by sentimentalDeed


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I feel like I am watching a scene… an almost ‘first kiss’ moment. The circular framing of the scratches around the periphery of the photograph helps to centre the attention on the couple – as if one is looking through a telescope, being voyeuristic, watching an intimate scene unfold. I love the way the lights casts soft shadows around, adding to the atmosphere along with the sepia tones.

Video Showcase


Cara is a Graphic Designer and amateur photographer with a passion for mobile photography. Born in Hong Kong to Filipino parents who moved there in the early 60s to work in publishing, her early life was spent in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. She studied graphic design in London and spent more than 20 years here before returning to Hong Kong, where she currently resides. Cara brings to her street photography a wonderful international and cultural perspective.


  • Veevs

    Such wonderful curating and commentating Cara! What a beautiful selection of images and thanks so much for choosing mine and writing about it! <3

  • donna donato

    Cara… so pleased to be included in this great selection of images. thank you again! actually i felt like a voyeur when i took the ‘doorway’ photograph. it was such an intensively private moment in a public space.

    • Cara Gallardo Weil

      You’re welcome Donna! Thanks for participating in our little group 🙂 Yes, I can imagine you felt like a voyeur – but you did capture a lovely moment!

  • Liz Traynor

    Thank you, thank you , thank you so much for including me in this week’s show case. I love that the Onsies shot made you smile. That is the hugest compliment to me. I love that photography can make people feel happy. Thank you so much again. Liz. xoxo