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Mobile Photography – StreetWise – Eighth Challenge – ‘People Working in the Street’

Hello Everyone!

The theme of our next challenge is ‘People Working in the Street’

The question is not what you look at, but what you see” Henry Thoreau.

This is a popular theme and for good reason — people are at work everywhere on the street.

In our daily lives, we see folks in uniforms working for local municipalities on the street, such as policemen and women, traffic officers, school crossing guards, street cleaners to name just a few. Others sell things on the street from clothing and accessories to fruits and veggies, books, or anything at all. People work in ways that can be seen from the street, in a storefront window or a newspaper stand. Nowadays, the food truck or cart is ubiquitous and one can find people at work selling all sorts of delicious things to eat  the ice cream truck is a favorite! Still, others are musicians, singers, or some kind of performers working their magic on the street.

The streets are filled with people who, in one form or another, are doing a job. We thought it would be interesting to capture and incorporate people who work in the street into photographs for this challenge, and the options are wonderful and endless!

We are very excited to view your submissions each month and look forward to curating your photographs for this next ‘People working in the Street’ showcase.

A recap of our rules and procedure for entry:

For the challenge please only post FOUR photographs to our Flickr challenge site on the link below, and in your title description include ‘People Working in the Street’.

Please posts photos for our monthly showcase here:

We look forward to your photos.


©Lee Atwell

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Ilana Buch-Akoundi is an Interior Designer with a background in fine arts, and a passion for mobile photography. Influenced by classical art and literature, she views mobile photography as not simply capturing moments as they happen, but as a marriage of dreams and visions from inner life and reality. Street photography, as a composite emerging from the speed of life, and what’s resonating within. Born in New York City where she still resides with her husband and two children, Buch-Akoundi recently founded hipstaNYC dedicated to Hipstamatic images of New York City, where people from all over the world can showcase their photographs of NYC. She has had photographs featured in mobile photography websites and web-magazines as well as international shows. Lee Atwell has been passionate about the art, science and magic of photography since the time she was a child – at which time her father had converted a small bathroom into a darkroom. For the past few years, she been captivated by the versatility, convenience, and creative potential of mobile photography. In street photography, she enjoys the challenge of capturing the unexpected and also the necessity of being present moment to moment with the surrounding environment – whether it is the continual shifting of light and shadows or the instantaneous and fleeting expressions and postures of people on the street. She has received several international photography awards and has had photographs featured in publication, mobile photography websites and web-magazines. She has also had photos exhibited in several cities – in the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Hungary, Belgium and Portugal. Atwell also teaches yoga and owns a yoga studio in Seattle with her husband.