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Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead – Forty Fifth Edition (Part 2) – Women’s Street Photography Collective

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Welcome to the forty fifth (Part 2) 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:

Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, Connie Gardener Rosenthal, Goha Radziszewska, Chantelle Roxanas, Geri Centonze, Giulia Baita, Jorman Cady, Kirsten Fenton, Shayna Schulman, Lee Atwell, Julia Nathanson, Karen Axelrad, Stefanie LePape, Gina Costa, Vanessa Vox, Lisa Peters, Michelle Robinson, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Emendash, Grace Brignolle, Lisa Waddell and Elaine Taylor.

‘Man on the bus in India’ by Connie Gardener Rosenthal

This capture has all the formal qualities (framing, composition) and the human interest factor that make it just a great image. I kept coming back to this one Connie. Great eye! Great composition!

‘Untitled’ by Lisa Peters

The composition of this photo is just spot-on Lisa! Turning the entire action upside down and placing the shadow up top was a perfect strategy! The diffused, slightly abstracted quality of the shadow, setting it as the primary focal point of the image, makes this work so well. Great capture.

‘Untitled’ by Manuela Matos Monteiro

This photo also has all the compositional elements that keep the viewer’s interest going. The long shadows that slice the cross-walk, and the  lateral pedestrian markings that frame the image combine to make a very interesting composition. Lovely Manuela!

‘Leeds Streets. The lady who shopped at Leeds Market’ by Elaine Taylor

This is such a great composition, I love the reductive quality of the formal elements. I especially admire how the old woman’s humped back is echoed in the dark shadow to the lower right of the building. What a beautiful slice of humanity conveyed here.  Lovely!

StreetsAhead Video Showcase

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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