‘Wide Awoke’- Are Female Artists Worth Collecting? with Armineh Hovanesian

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Last week, we announced our brand new ‘Women’ section within TheAppWhisperer and we kicked off with our first ‘Talking Points’ with incredibly talented mobile artist, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, where she visually channeled the creative argument of ‘what if I wasn’t me?’, envisaging herself as an artist whilst physically being a male, as opposed to female. If you missed that, please go here.

Today, we are publishing our second feature in our Women section and this time we selected a challenging discussion at the Tate Museum, London. Last week an article was published in The Guardian, by Helen Gorrill, suggesting that female artists are less likely to succeed now, than they were in the 1990s. Gorrill expressed “Today, when men’s artwork is signed, it goes up in value; conversely when work by women is signed, it goes down in value, and the addition of a woman’s signature can devalue artwork to the extent that female artists are more likely to leave their work unsigned”. And even more scathingly, “The Tate seems to align to these views by only collecting a ‘token’ proportion of work by women, who form the 74% majority of fine art graduates”, Gorrill goes on to say.

This of course, provoked much discussion here at TheAppWhisperer HQ, after all, this is one of the key elements to our new Women section,  we want to drag out all these issues and more into the open.

We approached several female mobile artists and asked them this question ‘Are Female Artists Worth Collecting?’ and asked them to create a short video of their answer to our subheading of this section ‘Wide Awoke’. Today, we are incredibly proud to publish the first in this series by none other, than highly sought after female artist, Armineh Hovanesian.

We really hope you enjoy this new section and of course, please feel free to leave comments below, this is a section about Womens issues but we invite all men to view and participate in commenting too.

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Mobile Art and Photography That Has Influenced Me – Interview with Armineh Hovanesian

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We are delighted to bring you the second in our brand new  ‘Mobile Art and Photography that has Influenced Me’ series of interviews at TheAppWhisperer. Within this series, we contact well established and highly regarded mobile photographers and artists and ask them a sequence of questions. Each one relates to mobile art and photography that has inveigled and continues to impact them, by other mobile artists throughout the world. Our second interview is with Armineh Hovanesian from Glendale, California, USA, enjoy!

In this interview, Hovanesian cites work by Carolyn Hall Young, Susan Tuttle, Vachag, Ile Mont, Robin Robertis, Lorenka Campos and Klimtt – Cecilia Sao Thiago.

To read others in this series please go here.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 5 November 2017

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This weeks Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase demonstrates the beauty of mobile art and mobile photography, fitting together, perfectly. It is testament to the reputation of all of the artists within our community. It’s poised, unflappable and inturn, changes a good showcase, into a perfect one.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Sergiy Beliayev, Oola Cristina, Lydia Cassatt, borisbschulz2009, Alan Kastner, Larissa Paschoalli, Jeronimo Sanz, Dieuwke Geervliet, Karen Axelrad, Sina, Catha Li, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Thomas Toft, Roger Guetta, Jun Yamaguchi, Catherine Caddigan, Eliza Badoiu, Christine Padmore, Misty Pittman, Paul Yan, Lydia Cassatt, Em Kachouro, carlein, Pascale G, Lorenka Campos, Robert Eckhardt, Valeria CAmmareri, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Shel Serkin, Pascale G, Juta Jazz, Tomaso Belloni, yaesmbrut, Allyson Marie, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Armineh Hovansian, Margeurite Khoury, Kate Zari Roberts, Vanessa Vox, Nicolas Xanthos, Clint Cline, Alvin Blas, Gianluca Ricoveri, Giancarlo Beltrame, Deborah McMillion, woltarise, Barbara Nebel, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, p.a.hamel, Clare Pickett, Y F, Jill Lian, Ile Mont, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz.

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Mobile Art – APPart – Fifth Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer

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As our group continues to grow, so does the pool of amazing art I must choose from to create our showcase! Thank you all for sharing your vision, we hope you’ll enjoy the show!

The pieces we have highlighted all share the common theme of playful and almost childlike, yet so much more. You should definitely spend some time on these artist’s Flickr feeds to become better acquainted with their work.

Here are the links you need to join our APPart groups:

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

. Flickr APPart Challenge Group

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

Huge congratulations to all of this week’s featured APPartists:

Carolyn Hall Young, Stefanie LP, Armineh Hovansian, Claude Labarussiat, Meri Walker, Pamela Hochschartner Viola, Claude Panneton, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Karen Axelrad, Roger Guetta, Eric Raddatz, Aldo Pacheco, Lisa Peters, Andrea Koerner, Lee Atwell, Giulia Baita, Aldo Pacheco, Tuba Korhan, Cat Morris

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TheAppWhisperer – Streets Ahead – Forty Third Edition – Women’s Mobile Street Photography Collective

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Welcome to the forty third edition of “Streets Ahead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our Flickr Group. In addition to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we also highlight a few images that caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition, and subject matter.If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us!  This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) about Women Photographers/Artists and Street Photography, in general.

So, if you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community… I’m sure that you will agree that we are a very enthusiastic and supportive group of women!!

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

Gina has once again commented on this weeks hand-picked images, it’s such a delight to read her expressive and articulate thoughts and Cara has put together a phenomenal video showcase, it will leave you breathless – thank you both so much.

We hope you enjoy this week’s showcase and many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including: Donna Donato, Kate Hailey, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Hanakai, Julia Nathanson, Grace Brignolle, Marzia Bellini, Lee Atwell, Vivi Hanson Sacredote, Geri Centonze, Cecily Batey Caceu, Jessica Andrews, Armineh Hovansian, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Candice Ayoub Chidiac, Christine Mignon, Jennifer Bracewell, Montse Abad, Robin Sacknoff and Liz Traynor.

 

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Streets Ahead Interview: Armineh Hovanesian – Mobile Street Photography

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This week, the Women’s Street Photography Collective (Streets Ahead) is pleased and honoured to feature Armineh Hovanesian in our interview segment. Born in Paris and raised in Tehran and Boston, Hovanesian is now based in Los Angeles. She has had no professional training and photography is currently a hobby for her. 

Her work been featured in numerous blogs; TheAppWhisperer.com, NEM, Mobiography, Art of Mob, iPhone Photography School, Los Angeles Times, 43mm, F-Stop Photography Magazine, Platform 58, Artist Portfolio Magazine, Environment to be blog, EyeEm, iDownload Blog, iPhone Life Magazine, Grryo, Tarnished and True. She has received Honorable Mentions in Mobile Photography Awards in 2013 and 2014 in the Landscape and Portrait categories respectively, the GoPix Awards 2013, Mortal Muses, Hipstography, Photo Wars, Ianyan Magazine, A Pocket Camera and Phoozl.

Her work has also been included in several exhibitions; 11/11/11 group show at a local gallery, 12/12/12 group show at a local gallery, The SoHo Gallery for Digital Arts (New York), Anzoh Gallery, Stop Violence Against Women (2013 and 2014), NEM Kansas City.

I highly recommend a visit to her galleries:

Flickr: Armineh Hovanesian

You can follow Armineh on Instagram @armineh29 and Eye’Em @armineh

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Streets Ahead – 41st Edition – Part 2 – Women’s Mobile Street Photography Collective – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to the forty first edition Part 2 of “Streets Ahead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our Flickr Group. In addition to creating a showcase … Read more

Streets Ahead – 41st Edition – Part 1 – Women’s Mobile Street Photography Collective – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to the forty first edition Part 1 of “Streets Ahead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our Flickr Group. In addition to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we also highlight a few images that caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition, and subject matter.If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us!  This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) about Women Photographers/Artists and Street Photography, in general.

So, if you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community… I’m sure that you will agree that we are a very enthusiastic and supportive group of women!!

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

Gina has once again commented on this weeks hand-picked images, it’s such a delight to read her expressive and articulate thoughts and Cara has put together a phenomenal video showcase, it will leave you breathless – thank you both so much.

We hope you enjoy this week’s showcase and many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including:

Karen Axelrad, Michelle Robinson, Laura Peischl, Lee Atwell, Basak Aytek, Tracy Renehan, Fiona Christian, Montse Abad, Stefanie LePape, Geri Centonze, Cathrine Halsor, Julia Nathanson, Louise Whiting, Robin Sacknoff, Donna Donato, Marizia Bellini, Connie Gardener Rosenthal, Natali Prosvetova, Lisa Guerriro, Armineh Hovansian, Olga Kasatkina and Hanakai2001.

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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Tenth Video Showcase – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to our tenth Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by Jennifer Bracewell. Every two weeks Jennifer will review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we will also highlight a few images that have caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition and subject matter.

This week Jennifer has selected her favourite images and reviewed them. We hope you enjoy this.

If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

Music this week is ‘Are you Beautiful’ by Chris Pierce (link)

We hope you enjoy this weeks’ showcase…Many congratulations to all the artists featured this week, links to their images can be found below:

hanakai2001, Crystal Spellman, Natali Prosvetova, Carolyn Hall Young, Jane Schultz, Ginger Lucero, Jim Perdue, Armineh Hovansian, CMSwink, Roger Guetta, Damian De Souza, Jeffrey Simpson, Angie Johnson, Louise Whiting, Jane Schultz, Jo Sullivan, Stephanie Roberts, mjstone2003

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Streets Ahead – Challenge 9 – Selfies on the Street – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to our Streets Ahead Challenge 9 ‘Selfies on the Street’ results.  This challenge was different to our previous selfie challenge (which was in the style of Vivian Maier). This time, we wanted you to capture people taking selfies of themselves on the street – ‘social media models’.

With many congratulations to Dani Salvadori, Tuba Korhan, Armineh Hovansian, Basak Aytek, Lee Atwell and Saskia Howard for being featured this time.  Huge thanks also to Cara Gallardo Weil for curated 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)

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