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

Welcome to the forty fourth 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.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Lisa Peters, Elizabeth Ann Duffy, Goha Radziszew, Giulia Baita, Dani Salvadori, Paula Broom, Natali Prosvetova, Laetitia HC, Mansi Bhatia, Lee Atwell, Julia Nathanson, Jennifer Bracewell, Kirsten Fenton, Gina Costa, Jordan Cady, Joanne Givogue, Susan Rennie, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Shayna Schulman, Michaela Meerkatz, Tuba Korhan


‘Little’ by Lee Atwell

I was struck by Lee’s complex compositional arrangement of forms in this image. Two imposing and architecturally incompatible buildings dwarf the little boy. Is Lee suggesting (symbolically) that man has created a world that is overwhelming our humanity, and we are lost in an artificial world? Great eye (and message?) Lee!


Le Rocher de la Vierge’ by Laetitia HC

The dramatic recessional device, the pier, Laetitia uses to construct this composition gives this capture its power. I like the alternating passages of light and dark tones, and juxtaposition of surface textures. The figures on the pier, and their shadows, work well too to punctuate the vigorous receding diagonal of the composition. Nice use of “leading lines” Laetitia!


To Relax and Enjoy Life (By Blackbird Café)’ by Michelle Robinson

Oh what beautiful light and colour suffuses this peaceful scene. The narrative Michelle captures, stops the viewer immediately, as we pause and contemplate this man at his meal, quietly reading the newspaper. I love how Michelle uses this soft, diffused light to envelope the subject, creating a momentary stillness in the action, for us to reflect upon. Lovely Michelle.


‘Reflections at Sunset’ by Goha Radziszew

This clever compositional device of buildings reflected in a pool of water (puddle?) is nicely captured/executed in this shot. Here Goha makes use of the clear, crisp light that cuts across the facade of the architecture successfully using it as a compositional element. The repetition of the roofline, echoes in the reflection is also a lovely visual element. Nice job!



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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