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TheAppWhisperer – Streets Ahead – Forty Second Edition – Women’s Mobile Street Photography Collective

Welcome to the forty second 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:

Cindy Buske, Jennifer Bracewell, Tracey Renehan, Dani Salvadori, Louise Whiting, Marzia Bellini, Stef Le Pape, Shayna Schulman, Elsa Brenner, Meri Walker, Julia Nathanson, Lee Atwell, Jormain Cady, Montse Abad, Karen Divine, Goha Radzisewska, Michelle Robinson, Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, gulceliker and Tuba Korhan.

‘Watching Thoughts’ by Tracy Renehan

This is a compelling and successful street shot, and the viewer truly gets the sense they are in the middle of the street with these two subjects. The intensity of the foreground figure as he strides by the restaurant from which the background figure exits is a result of the skillful compositional arrangement giving the shot a wonderful complexity. Nice job Tracy.

‘Streets of Poznan’ by Goha Radziszewska

This classic and elegant image of a European street calls to mind the seminal images of the street photographer of the early 20th century. The compositional structure of the shot – with the strong receding diagonal leading our eye to the vanishing point in the center of the image, the repeated diagonal echoed in the architectural membering of the buildings, and the three subjects moving toward the foreground, bisecting the diagonal – all tell of a wonderfully trained eye. Beautiful image Goha.

‘It is what it is’ by Stephanie LePape (@sanikdotes)

Great eye Stephanie to see this beautiful reflection in the water, which doubles as the sky – and back again as the water. One senses the subject is soaring into the sky, however her feet are firmly planted in the sand. I like the editing on this image to achieve this effect. 

‘On the edge’ by Shayna Schulman (@WitChiWotcha)

This shot, with its constantly shifting angle and awkward point of view, immediately drew me. What is the subject doing?  How did he get on this odd roof perch?  Is he a voyeur, spying on thee unsuspecting people in the windows of the building facing him? The inability to fix on the narrative content, and the puzzling point of view make this an intriguing capture indeed. Brava Shayna.

StreetsAhead 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. 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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