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Streets Ahead – Women’s Mobile Street Photography – ‘Shapes on the Street’ – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to the results of our 11th Streets Ahead challenge, ’Shapes on the Street’, which inspired our mobile artists to look carefully at the world around them. We are delighted with the images submitted for this challenge. Many congratulations to those featured including:  

Maki Tabusa, Treece_C, Grace Brignolle, Barb Nebel, Rinkey Boleman, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Armineh Hovanesian, Dani Salvador, Ile Mont, Lila Lile, Gina Costa, Julia Nathanson, Lee Attwell, Karen Axelrad 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).

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

Flickr Challenge Group (this is a social group to enter your images for our Challenges)

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

Maki Tabusa

Maki Tabusa captures the complex and richly patterned facade of a building right at the moment that a pedestrian cuts in front of the center of the composition. The strong, repeating shapes of the facade are the perfect backdrop for this solitary figure to pass by. Maki also makes sure the reflection of the building across the street is also captured, making her composition dense and very tight. Nice job Maki!

Rinkey Boleman

The drama created by the angle and point of view Rinkey chooses in this shot, emphasises the repeating triangle motif of this soaring high-rise. The end result is that the almost escalator-like upward thrust created by the triangular shapes gives the photograph its visual energy.  Nice eye Rinkey.

Dani Salvatori

Dani positions herself at the perfect spot to capture the beauty of this beautiful curving staircase. The overall design and pattern of the composition is spot-on as we sense the dramatic flow of the steps downward. Beautiful Dani.

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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