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Mobile Photography – StreetsAhead – Special Edition – Women’s March 21 January 2017

Welcome to our Special Edition – Women’s March of 21 January 2017, StreetsAhead Showcase. Gina Costa and Cara Gallardo Weil our highly talented StreetsAhead Editors have chosen three distinct images to critique. These include images by Donna Donato, Heather Mc Allister and Kate Zari Roberts, as they represent the variety of the kinds of images that tell the story about the International Women’s March. At the heart of this important international event was the collective voice of Women (and Men) that women’s rights are not negotiable. All genders are equal. Women’s bodies are their own and and it should not be up to the politicians to make policy about what women can and cannot do when it comes to making choices about their bodies. Women’s rights in the work place and issues of equal pay between the sexes should also not be arbitrary. In the voices from the USA, the fact that the current president elect does not stand for the values and ideals of most of its citizens is also figured in the outcry. They have also created a really fabulous Showcase with a larger selection of images included.

Note from Cara Gallardo Weil – also included in the showcase are two images from Karen Axelrad from the International Women’s Day march in Berlin which took place on March 8th.

Enjoy this wonderful showcase, and these three examples of what we continue, as women and people of the global community continue to fight for.

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Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including:

Donna Donato, Kate Zari Roberts, Lee Atwell, Cindy Buske, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Karen Axelrad, Gina Costa, Heather McAllister, Jane Schultz, Treece Clewell, Jo Sullivan and Cecily Mariece Caceu.


Image ©Donna Donato, Paris, France


Donna’s fabulous shot says it all. Women have been fighting for their rights for centuries. Simple and straight forward, this photo nails the message.


Image ©Heather McAllister, Oakland, California, USA


Heather’s photograph also hits at the heart of the goal of this demonstration. Simple and to the point. This young woman clearly looks sick and fed-up with the fact that in the 21st century, women still are fighting for the right to legislate what happens to their bodies.


Image ©Kate Zari Roberts, Denver, Colorado, USA


This image includes the USA perspective that the current president is really only a puppet of Russia. Kate keenly composes this shot to include the United States Capitol building in the background and a journalist in the foreground to tell the story (the current president hates the US press). In the USA, men and their wives, daughters, girlfriends, and mothers were a significant voice in the march. Kate includes all ages and genders in this photograph, as the sign in the center background comments on the international mandate that women rights and their bodies are theirs to control.


StreetsAhead Women’s March Special Edition 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.