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Streets Ahead – Challenge 9 – Selfies on the Street – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to our Streets Ahead Challenge 9 ‘Selfies on the Street’ results.  This challenge was different to our previous selfie challenge (which was in the style of Vivian Maier). This time, we wanted you to capture people taking selfies of themselves on the street – ‘social media models’.

With many congratulations to Dani Salvadori, Tuba Korhan, Armineh Hovansian, Basak Aytek, Lee Atwell and Saskia Howard for being featured this time.  Huge thanks also to Cara Gallardo Weil for curated this challenge and to Gina Costa for the text.

(We would like Streets Ahead to be and interactive group, and for members to try to participate in the challenge). If you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community (see links below).

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© Dani Salvadori

Dani has captured all the fun and silliness of the selfie ritual in an image that speaks for itself beautifully. The narrative content of these two girlfriends, out on the town on vacation, is perfectly summed up in the freezing of this moment. Their selfie will not be half as striking as Dani’s capture – perfectly composed and balanced in this oddly flowing space. Great eye Dani.

© Tuba Korhan

This shot stands out for many reasons, but especially the intriguing point of view Tuba captures these two men snapping their selfie. The image shot up from a lower angle (Di sotto in su) monumentalizes the figures of the men, and makes them stand out against the strong horizontal of the composition.  The beautiful blue of the sky frames the figures, and further emphasizes their immortalization of the moment! Great capture Tuba!

© Armineh Hovanesian

© Basak Aytek

© Lee Atwell

© Saskia Howard

By Cara Gallardo Weil and Gina Costa

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.

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