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Streets Ahead – Fortieth Edition – Mobile Street Photography – TheAppWhisperer

Welcome to the fortieth 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.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!!

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

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:

Donna Donato, Cynthia Westover, Cecily Bateu, Anne-Martine Parent, Connie Rosenthal,  Stefanie LePape, Armineh Hovansian, Vanessa Vox, Gillian Brodie, Vivi Hanson Sacredote, Robin Sacknoff, Shayna Schulman, Julia Nathanson, Gina Costa, Basek Aytek, Christine Mignon, Geri Centonze, Lee Atwell, Michelle Robinson, Piel Adentro,  Nicki Fitzgerald, Laura Peischl, Tracey Mitchell Giggs, Giulia Baita, Peg Price, Dani Salvadori, Kate Hailey, Cathrine Halsor, Susan Rennie, Louise Whiting.

Osaka Station by Connie Rosenthal

The point of view and angle of this shot gives it its intrigue and dynamic quality as we are swept into the furious rush of these business men as they make their way through the Osaka subway.The blur effect of the right foreground figures adds to the sense of urgency of the shot. Great Connie!

El Instante by Piel Adentro

The subject of this shot is as strong and silent as the pillar and background fountain that frame her. This quiet “instant” tells us much about this woman who must have weathered untold stories of hardship. A lovely study of character Piel!

Lady Shooters by Cynthia Westover

There is no need to convince anyone that this visually compelling composition of lady street shooters is engaging in its cinematic qualities. This shot could be a still from a sci-fi film, as we are transported into the barrel of this passageway.

Her by Giulia Biata

This haunting image clearly seems as if it is a still from a 1950’s black and white Fellini film. The female figure is illuminated in the building’s shadow, and if you look closely, it is almost as if you can see her reflection in the hazy atmosphere. This is a wonderful, moody, retro image, Brava Giulia!

Walking the Puddle by Donna Donato

Donna’s astute, cinematic eye catches this street scene reflected in the puddle of the Parisian street. The strong diagonals of the sidewalk cut through the reflection,and keep the image from being mundane or trite. A keen eye and masterful touch!

Video Showcase

Streets Ahead Showcase 40 – TheAppWhisperer from The App Whisperer on Vimeo.

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. Currently living in Chicago, Gina Costa is a museum curator and lecturer on 20th century art and photography. She has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; The Art Institute of Chicago and has taught art history at a variety of universities. Gina is currently working on a publication and exhibition that explores the current discourse on the use of mobile technology and how it has changed the way one defines what a photograph can be.


  • Tracy Mitchell Griggs

    A thoughtful and intriguing selection of images. Kudos to the artists featured. Thank you for selecting my image “Pat and Lonnie” – sadly, I found out last week that Lonnie was diagnosed with late stage melanoma. Before submitting this image, I had gifted them with several prints of another portrait I had taken of them ( also featured in a previous Streets Ahead showcase) two years ago. The streets and street portraits are ephemeral, like life. Carpe diem.

  • Cynthia Westover

    Very honored by this comment and article. As always, thanks for including me with such talent.

  • robin sacknoff

    Thanks so much for including me in this impressive group of images and street photographers. I appreciate all the time, energy, dedication and work in producing this showcase.