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Streets Ahead – Women’s Mobile Street Photography – New Challenge – ‘Arjan’

We are proud to announce a new Challenge to our Women’s Mobile Street Photography Collective – Streets Ahead.  The details are below and the selected images will be portrayed in a showcase later in the month, for an example of that, please see here.


Deadline 13 March 2016

We felt it was time for a new challenge and as many of you will be aware, we very sadly lost an incredible mobile street photographer just a few weeks ago. Arjan van der Horst was an incredible person and used the app Hipstamatic a great deal, so much so, that following his death, the developers created a unique Arjan film in his honour. Our Challenge this month, is for you to use the Arjan film to capture images, in ways that we knew he would.

The Arjan film is free, just head over to your shopping basket, within the HIpstamatic app and you will see it there.

A recap of the rules and procedure for entry:

1. Maximum of three entries per person – please do not upload any other images to this group as it has been created specifically for the challenge only. The admins will delete images that are not relevant.

2. Upload your images to the group on flickr that has been created specifically for the challenge entries.

3. Please label your image ‘Challenge 12: ‘Arjan’

4. Photos from a mobile device only please.

5. As this group is to highlight women photographers, we will only accept work shot by women.

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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.