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Streets Ahead – Challenge 10 – ‘Femininity’ – TheAppWhisperer

Welcome to our Streets Ahead Challenge 10 ‘Femininity’ results.  This time we wanted you to capture femininity on the streets and you produced some excellent images.

With many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this time:  

Arijana Gurdon, Gina Costa, Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, Armineh Hovanesian, Giulia Baita, Jo Sullivan, Montse Abad, Connie Gardener Rosenthal, Christine Mignon, Gillian Brodie, Lee Atwell and Vanessa Vox.

Huge thanks also to Cara Gallardo Weil for curating this challenge and creating the video 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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Vivi Hanson Sacerdote

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This magical capture of a little green sprite on the tube is a delightful and playful image which charms the viewer. Vivi’s choice to add blur effects further emphasises the whimsical quality of this very feminine fairy. I hope on my next tube ride I can sit next to this sweet pixie!

Connie Gardner Rosenthal

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This image is the epitome of femininity. The gentle curve of the broom echoes the curve of this classically dressed Indian woman as she tends to her work. I like how Connie has  established counter rhythm of the metal fence paralleling the man walking forward in the middle-ground. A beautiful composition and shot Connie!

Vanessa Vox

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This striking image captures the essence of femininity as the subject strides forward confident and self-assured. Vanessa’s skilful blurring of the shot, in combination with the forward, dynamic movement of this woman, makes this photograph stand out.

Video Showcase

SA Challenge 10 – Femininity from The App Whisperer on Vimeo.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]