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Streets Ahead – 41st Edition – Part 2 – Women’s Mobile Street Photography Collective – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to the forty first edition Part 2 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:

Shayna Schulman, Tracey Renehan, Donna Donato, Lee Atwell, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Frederique Bellec, Cindy Buske, Karen Axelrad, Armineh Hovansian, Vivi Hanson Sacredote, Marizia Bellini, Basak Aytek, Grace Brignolle, Geri Centonze, Christine Mignon, Nena Laine, Laura Peischl, Michelle Robinson, Jeanette Vazquez, Julian Nathanson, Carlein van der Beek, Vanessa Vox.

‘Waiting’ by Karen Axelrad

This image is so impressive because of the dramatic compositional arrangement of the  elements, and the ambiguous relationship of the figures and their surroundings. I am struck how Karen places the mysterious woman “Waiting” on the shadows on the left, while the other passages of the image are bathed in a diffused light. This emphasizes the mystery of the narrative. The patterning of the shadows from the light posts clearly sets an overall dramatic tone to this image. Great shot Karen.

‘As they wait for their trains’ by Vivi Hanson Sacerdote

The deeply receding perspective and dramatic point of view combine to create a dramatic view of these passengers in the terminal. Vivi’s choice of black and white for the shot add to the all over strong compositional elements! Great Vivi!

‘Friendly Chat’ by Marizia Bellini

This shot is so successful because of the placement of the figures and reflection of Santa Maria Novella (one of my favorite Florentine churches) in the fountain in the piazza in front. The reflective device and the conversation of the two figures, unaware of the beauty surrounding them, makes this an intriguing capture. Brava Marizia!

City moments – December #2’ by Vanessa Vox

Vanessa skillfully captures this wonderful, dreamy scene, taking us back to memories of our own childhood. The skillful blurring of the essential elements adds to the overall nostalgic feel of this image.Beautiful Vanessa!

Video Showcase

SA Showcase 41st Edition – Part 2 from The App Whisperer on Vimeo.

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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