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Mobile Photography – StreetsAhead – Tribute to Arjan van der Horst Challenge Results

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This challenge showcase was devoted to our Arjan van der Horst who we tragically lost not so long ago. The challenge was to use the Arjan film (created by the Hipstamatic team in honour of Arjan) to capture images in the way we knew he would from the wonderful images he left us to remember him by. The four images I have selected I feel best capture the spirit and style of our dear friend. 

With many congratulations and huge thanks to Paula Betlem, FrauLN, Karen Axelrad, Christine Mignon, Gillian Brodie, Giulia Baita, Armineh Hovanesian, Montse Abad, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Ile Mont, Lee Atwell, Heather McAlister, Gina Costa, Marsha Leith, Lila Lile, Cara Gallardo Weil and Tuba Korhan.

So many thanks also to Cara Gallardo Weil for curating this challenge 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)

Paula Betlem

This touching photo reminds us of the joy Arjan brought to all of our lives. He beautifully captured the spontaneity of people together enjoying one another. Paula perfectly conveys Arjan’s spirit in this wonderful photograph of people celebrating life and their friendship. Wonderful, Paula.

Christine Mignon

Christine, this is also a shot Arjan would have taken himself. The point of view, the sassy gentleman as he looks down at us all are reminiscent of Arjan’s style.

Patricia Januszkiewicz

This is the perfect kind of shot Arjan himself would have taken, but my breath was taken away because it seems as if you’ve captured him through the window. Beautiful job, Patricia.

Tuba  Korhan

This photograph, for me, beautifully communicates the kind of quiet, emotional photographs Arjan used to take and share with us. Tuba, I love your point of view and how you crop and backlight this scene to create a truly powerful memory that reminds us all of Arjan.

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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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