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

Welcome to the forty seventh 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)

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Gina Costa has once again commented on this weeks hand-picked images, it’s such a delight to read her expressive and articulate thoughts and Cara Gallardo Weil has put together a phenomenal video showcase, it will leave you breathless – thank you both so much. The fabulous music featured in the showcase today was created, recorded and produced by Gina Costa’s son, Johnny Zachman. The track is entitled ‘Out a Screen Door in Asheville’ and you can find out more about Johnny and his music at this link.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including: Armineh Hovanesian, Jessy Menchaca, Laura Peischl, Karen Axelrad, Laetitia HC, Michelle Robinson, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Robin Sacknoff, Basak Aytak, Susan Rennie, Nena Tikkonen, Julia Nathanson, Donna Donato, Louise Whiting, Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, Lee Atwell, Ile Mont, Ilana Buch-Akoundi, Tuvana Gunay, Michaela Meerkatz and Gina Costa.


Day 361 – Whispers by Armineh Hovanesian

This photograph made me do a double take because at first I was not quite sure what was going on. After closer inspection, I  understood the action. Any photograph that has me look again and try to figure out what is happening, and then smile, is a good image. Nice job Armineh!

Everyday Adelay No 123 (Spring/Summer) by Michelle Robinson

The colors of this photograph are beautiful.  The composition is strong and perfectly balanced, and the content/story is simple and engaging. What more could a view want from an image? This one is is beautiful Michelle. Nice.

Your normal bizarre urbanite by Susan Rennie

This photograph has elements that a good street photo should have: It is well composed, there is no excess visual clutter, and it tells a story that holds the viewer’s interest. Here Susan captures a very humorous slice of everyday life in the world around her. The tight compositional arrangement emphasises the humor inherent in the age. Nice work Susan.

People are strange when you’re a stranger – Istanbul by Tuvana Gunay

This photograph is a very beautiful and successful image for several reasons. The elevated point of view allows for a broad reading of the interesting activity on this Istanbul side street. Different groups of people are going about their business, and the viewer is drawn to each succeeding vignette of activity as s/he makes their way though the photograph. I keep coming back to this image – it had so much going on in it that held my attention. Very lovely Tuvana.

StreetsAhead Flickr Group 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.