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

Welcome to the forty eighth 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 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.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including:  Michelle Robinson, Laetitia HC, Liz Traynor, Ilana Akoundi, Armineh Hovanesian, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Karen Axelrad, Jessy Menchaca, Gina Costa, Ile Mont, Vanessa Vox, Carlein van der Beek, Lee Atwell, Susan Rennie, Donna Donato, Pat Brown, Julia Nathanson, Jormain Cady, Montse Abad and Louise Whiting.

‘The Encounter’ by Jessy Menchaca

I love the sense of humor and timing in this photo, as Jessy has hit just the right moment of tension for the viewer. Did you see this coming for a bit Jessy, or did you instantly just see this moment as it was unfolding? The power of this photo lies in the question – what happened next? Good timing Jessy! (Do tell us!)

‘Dim Sum’ by Ile Monte

This is a lovely and atmospheric image that captures nicely the suffocating conditions of these workers. The blurring of the periphery of the photo keeps this scene at a psychological remove for the viewer, although our attention on the female in the center of the image elicits a feeling of compassion for her at her work. Nice job Ile.

‘Love Travels by Train’ by Carlein Van Der Beek

I was struck by the dreamy and almost nostalgic quality of this photo. The blurring effect is perfectly suited for the story of the woman and heart in the background. Is she going to see her lover? What is the narrative here? The viewer is left wanting to know more. Nice job Carlein.

‘Humbert Street’ by Julia Nathason

Love the color, composition, and sense of rhythm and pattern in this photograph. The power of the image comes from these formal elements, which are perfectly framed. The forward movement of the woman striding out of the right of the composition wonderfully balances the five trash bins on the left. Nice job Julia.

StreetsAhead 48th Flickr Group Showcase

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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.