Mobile Photo Paris – Exhibition – November 21-25, 2012

We’re so delighted to publish information about this stunning exhibition in Paris later on this month. France is a regular and favorite haunt of mine, I love the art, photography, wine, champagne and food there, surprisingly the French haven’t embraced mobile photography as quickly as some nations, this Exhibition is set to change all that.

This will be the first major exhibition in Paris to highlight the myriad features and limitless possibilities of mobile photography, which will be illustrated by over a hundred photos, in a wide variety of styles.

The Mobile Photo Paris exhibition will take place from 21 to 25 November 2012 at the Bastille Design Center, an extraordinary industrial building situated between Bastille and the Marais.

Mobile Photo Paris is a group of photographers comprising French people and Francophiles, professionals and amateurs, all from highly different backgrounds but who have been brought together by their passion for one particular tool – a mobile phone, with which they can express themselves in a way that is fun, innovative and high-tech.

 

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This event represents a movement which is turning current ideas about photography – from both an artistic and technical point of view – on their heads. It is a way of redefining the very nature of photography, in the context of the digital revolution.

Mobile Photo Paris will not only be exhibiting the work of 18 photographers, but will also be organizing other daily events around the theme of mobile photography: lectures, workshops, photowalks, etc.

The mobile photography movement came into being with the advent of the iPhone, and especially its “apps”- compact, simple programs which can be used for image capture as well as image manipulation or post-production. Smartphones have now become the number one cameras used by the general public, and photo-sharing has become the number one use of social media.

Photographers have embraced these devices to create an entirely new form of artistic expression. There is much room for experimentation, nurtured by the random nature of what can be produced by a camera with minimal controls, providing a new way to share one’s vision. It almost seems, paradoxically, like an antidote to the perfection of traditional digital photography.

The photographers in the Mobile Photo Paris group wanted to exhibit their work in printed form, not only as a way of stepping away from their screens, but also as a way of sharing their images in a context outside the social networks.

 

To keep up to date with all that’s happening with the exhibition, check out the Mobile Photo Paris website, here.

There’s also a Facebook page, here.

Or you can email for additional information here : mobilephotoparis2012@gmail.com

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Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com. A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Photography. Joanne is also a Columnist for Vogue Magazine and is Contributing Editor to LensCulture.