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Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead – Forty Fifth Edition (Part 1) – Women’s Street Photography Collective

Welcome to the forty fifth (Part 1) 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:

Karen Axelrad, Arijan Gurdon, Armineh Hovanesian, Julia Nathanson, Jeanette Serat, Christine Mignon, Sevinc Rende, Cindy Buske, Sara Augenbraun, Hanakai2001, Marzia Bellini, Lee Atwell, Michaela Meerkatz, Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, Meri Walker, Jessica Andrews, Shayna Schulman, Basak Aytek, Donna Donato, Susan Rennie and Kate Hailey.


‘Confusion’ by Karen Axelrad

I like the bringing together of this unique pavement design, with the pedestrians randomly walking over individual letters. The viewer immediately wonders if these anonymous walkers are aware where they step, do they consciously avoid trading right in the center of a letter. I feel the choice of black and white versus color highlights the strong patterning of the shot.

‘What kind of Man loves like this?’ by Marzia Bellini

Where do I begin? The jewel-like tones of the water? The luminescence of the window that obfuscates the figure of the nude man?  Or, the suggestiveness of the entire scene?  This image is very powerful for so many reasons, the most of these is the fact that we have interrupted something very secret and private. Very compelling capture Marzia!

‘Observations on a Boston commute’ by Jessica Andrews

This is a beautiful and insightful portrait of humanity caught in a moment of grace and repose.

The strong diagonal composition, and the up close, tight framing make this a lovely and beautiful shot. Nice one Jessica.

‘London Street Art’ by Kate Hailey

This image caught my eye immediately, for its strong formal composition, and its charming wit. What great timing Kate, you set up the shot very nicely. The hand of “god” coming down on these three old ladies, who seem blissfully unaware of the accusatory finger overhead, makes this capture wonderfully fun and compelling.

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.