Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 21 April 2019

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Earlier this year, I attended the press view of ‘A Fortnight Of Tears’ by and with Tracey Emin, at The White Cube Gallery, London. What has interested me, particularly, since the exhibition are the wide ranging and diverse reviews and critiques of this show. Having spent time speaking with Emin, as well as sharing the exhibition and space with her, I felt closer to this artwork and to her psyche than I ever have before. Many of the reviews were critical, she is an artist who has always attracted harsh critics. Her most infamous work “My Bed” (1988), is in many ways, metaphorically, part of this exhibition. It’s re-inacted as fifty huge iPhone selfie images displayed on the gallery walls, taken as she awakes in bed, displaying plastic surgery scars, moods and various nightgown changes. In an interview, she describes to Griselda Murray Brown, Financial Times, how this exhibition relates, “the Bed for me, is the closest thing that I have to [these] works because I stained that bed, I cried in that bed, I shit in that bed, I fucked in that bed, probably vomited in that bed. Everything that that bed is, is in [these] paintings”. Her theme of art has been the same for sometime, over 30 years, and consists mainly of abuse, abortion, love, loss, death, so not for the fainthearted but to define this recurring theme in one word, I would choose ‘life’. She has relentlessly been criticised for yelling about rape, this was before the #MeToo era and her response to that was Of course I’m screaming about rape. Why shouldn’t I be?” frankly, I couldn’t agree more, don’t you? I kept trying to say [this] to people years ago”, Emin continued. “Suddenly I’m allowed to express myself and to have the language and the voice that I’ve had for years and years. Now we’re in a time where we can put things right, and this is what my work is about”. Critics continue to urge her to ‘move on’ but much of the true grit of life, is incessant.

Another recurring critical aspect of Emin’s art and again it’s one that is repeated throughout the art world, is ‘is it art?’. I wonder why we are still asking this question.

In 1988, Richard Woodward wrote a feature article in the New York Times discussing recent photographic work, entitled “It’s Art, But Is It Photography?’. He went on to say “It isn’t clear anymore how photography should be valued or looked at, where within our museums it should be exhibited-even what is or is not a photograph”. In the late 1800’s debates literally raged about the status of photography, ‘is it art or not?’ critics hollered. Amusingly, (or not, depending on your sense of humour), in the 1920’s even Edward Weston accused pictorial photographers of making ‘pseudo paintings, instead of photographs’. Of course the debate has shifted full circle. Since the 1960’s , the question of whether photography is art became irrelevant with the acceptance of photography into museum collections. But the question once again shifted in the late 1980s to ‘Is it photography?’. It could be said that the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York was not accepting of the depiction, not of art but of photography and in turm, what could be concluded, as photography. Prior to the 1990s MOMA had not given an exhibition to David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman among others. It seems the theory being the work of these artists might have been art, but not photography.

This is an extract of a larger piece of writing that I am working on and it is relevant today in our era of mobile photography and art. We have made huge strides to encompass what we know is the most formidable and time changling art today but we still have further to travel. This weeks mobile photography and showcase, highlights once again the pioneering artists pushing the boundaries, challenging the status quo. Colour and wild creativity flourish, each visionary coherently embracing dreaming, while awake. Enjoy!

Music this week – ‘Ghost’ ©Jacob Lee

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

Gianluca Ricoveri, Rita Colantonio, Tuba, Kathy Clay, Fleur Schim, Kate Zari Roberts, Jun Yamaguchi, Candice Railton, Erik Beck, Nick Kenrick, Joseph Cyr, Poetic Medium, Erik Viggh, Susan Blase, jon jon, AleDi Gangi, borisbschulz2009, Catherine Caddigan, Mark Swanson, Johann Veers, Deborah McMillion, Ivan_sl, Francesco Sambati, Cristina Rossi, Clint Cline, Sherrianne100, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Rob Pearson-Wright, Susan Rennie, Amo Passicos, klimtt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, 123ems, Lorenka Campos, Karen Axelrad, Ian Clarke, Tricia Dewey, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Heather McAlister, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, p.a.hamel.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 10 March 2019

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Why does anything exist at all? I’m an optimistic, don’t worry, but it’s a question which we all spend our lives trying, increasingly strenuously to avoid. Human life, is always held up against the massive fact of nature, impervious and indifferent to man. If we knew our exact end of life date, would we live our lives differently? When humans have brushed up close to death, they do live differently. I know that I do. I was lucky to survive at 24 years old with very serious liver tumours and luck really did play the main part in my survival. Consequently, I have felt on borrowed time ever since, I may live to be 101 like Dorothea Tanning, however it’s most unlikely, I have a short shelf life. But the great virtue of living to that age, is that you get lots of bites of the cherry, you can keep readjusting your career, keep coming back, keep reinventing yourself. This weeks mobile photography & art showcase is a colossal Kubrickian symphony of images, I am an evangelist for it, enjoy!  I’m off to Amsterdam this week for a few days, I’ll fill you in on that, post NDA, have a wonderful week everyone, keep creating, live everyday as your last, as I do.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

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

Peter Wilkin, David DeNagel, nini_nini, Barbara Nebel, Catherine Caddigan, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Cristina Rossi, Clare Pickett, Ritacall, Paul Yan, Allyson Marie, Candice Railton, Albion Harrison-Naish, Karen Axelrad, Gianluca Ricoveri, Kate Zari Roberts, p.a. hamel, borisbschulz2009, Gina Costa, Susan Rennie, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Sheldon Serkin, woltarise, Arko Rayhan, Deborah McMillion, Ade Santora, Vadim Demjianov, Lydia Cassatt, Fleur Schim, Lorenka Campos, Linda Hollier, Tricia Dewey.

Music this week is ‘Everytime I go’ by Sarah Sample

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 20 January 2019

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This weeks Mobile Photography & Art Showcase subtly traces the invisible choreographed presence within mobile art, floating, almost as an unseen voyeur, flowing and pausing subtly like a mute docent.  The resulting film is  calming and as always an intriguing investigation into mobile art throughout the globe, at this very moment. Our art literate audience will feel excitement when viewing this showcase, it’s an exemplar of everything mobile art has flirted with over the past ten years, enjoy!

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week, it’s one of true splendor. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotography&imagery.

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

Barbara Nebel, Amy Ecenbarger, Loulou Buntbein, Klaudia Cechini, Lorenka Campos, Anadamoy Chatterji, Luison, Cristina Rossi, Candice Railton, Eduardo Llerandi, Oola Cristina, Jon Jon, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Karen Axelrad, p.a. hamel, Jun Yamaguchi, Paul Yan, Susan Detroy, Gianluca Ricoveri, Kate Zari Roberts, Gina Costa, Amo Passicos, Jean Hutter, Ron Boger, Lydia Cassatt, Kat McClelland, Tricia Dewey, Clint Cine, Dina Alfasi, Susan Rennie, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Juta Jazz, Liliana Schwitter, Emmanuel Tuts-Schie, Hanni K, Tomaso Belloni, Qingxian Guo, Louis Chibbaro, Poetic Medium.

Music this week is ‘Every Moment’ by Dead Times

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 28 October 2018

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Life is an enactment, art the outward manifestation of the scenes performed on an inner stage and no greater is this portrayal witnessed than in this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase. Consciously desexed, I am somewhat a phenomenolgist as I curate each week. Infilitrating the discrepancies between reasoning and imagination, demanding the subjectivity of the objectiveness of each work of art, I invite all viewers to experience the anteriority of mobile art; the power, the strength and the hauntingly honesty of this new movement of art. As Emily Dickinson, whom I have been reading this week, knew, the truth that underlies all art is an apocalyptic yearning for ecstasy, the aura of euphoria is here. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to 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:

partha.ts, David Hayes, Dina Alfasi, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Frederic Hutter, Josephy Cyr, Cristina Rossi, Mark Swanson, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Chris Feichtner, Woltarise, aka Tman, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Rob Pearson Wright, Shel Serkin, Clint Cline, Luison, Eduardo Llerandi, Barbara Nebel, Robert Laliberte, Poetic Medium, Oksana Shendrik, Kate Zari Roberts, Larissa Paschoalli, Sergiy Beliayev, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Jun Yamaguchi, Buzz Kills, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Oola Cristina, Vadim Demjianov, Susan Rennie, Gianluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Lindy Ginn, Garry Ryon, Louise Whiting, Susan Rennie, Dina Alfasi, Larissa Paschoalli, Candice Railton,  Tomaso Belloni, Oksana Shendrik, Robert Laliberte, Frederic Hutter

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Music this week is ‘A Chantar Mer’ ©Angels of Venice

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New Projects – Our New Form of Artistic Installation aka ‘The Quilt’ Is Ready!

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We’re delighted to inform our readers that the quilt that so many of you contributed to, has now been completed. For those of you not aware of this project, it involved mobile artists contributing one image and each one was then carefully included within a large quilt to be displayed at the next gallery show or even Mobile Arts Festival. There has been a few obstacles along the way and we have overcome each one. This quilt was sewed together and finalised by none other than mobile artist, Lorenka Campos’ mother in law. We all owe her much gratitude. The quilt is now with Lorenka Campos, so if you would like to display it at your next event, please contact her for details.

I have also been reminded and I shouldn’t have needed to be however, “Linda Toki did the whole layout of the quilt and had it printed. She also spent days working on the catalog so I really think she deserves a shout out as the quilt would never have happened without her”. We all need to give huge thanks to Linda M. Toki – join me!!

With many thanks to everyone involved in this project, Lorenka Campos, Kate Zari Roberts, Roger Guetta, Linda Toki, Karen Axelrad, Christine O’ Sobczak, Jane Schultz, Marian Seid Rubin, Gina Costa, Armineh Hovanesian, Susan Rennie, Catherine Schell Caddigan, Elaine Taylor, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Lrh Arquitecto, Jill Lian, Fiona Christian, Barbara Nebel, Lisa Mitchell, Meri Walker, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Clint Cline, Cara Gallardo Weil, Alexis Rotella, Carol Wiebe, Juta Jazz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Ile Mont, Dilshad Corleone, Joyce Harkin, Deborah McMillion, Rad Drew, Gillian Brodie, David Scott Leibowtiz, Eliza Badoiu, Clarrise Debout, Andrea Bigiarini, Bobbi McMurry, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Mimi Svanberg, Robin Cohen, Lynette Sheppard, Sean Hayes, Violet Martins, Susan Detroy, Amanda Parker, Liz Dameron, Janine Graf, Allyson Marie, Linda Hollier, Alon Goldsmith, Lee Atwell, Christine Mignon, Jennifer Thomas, Valeria CAmmareri, Karen Divin, Gerry Coe, Debara Splendorio, Vannesa Vox, Vivi Handson Sacerdote, Sara McCracken, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Jerry Jobe, Giulia Baita, Laurie Amerson, David Hayes, Nick Kenrick, Adelino Marques,  Sabine Gromek, Bonobo Stone, Dina Alfasi, Kristie Benoit, Robin Robertis, Sylvie Prevot, Andrew B White, Robi Gallardo, Lilian Schwitter, Tuba Korhan, Katie Teixeria, Stef LP, Sheldon Serkin, Rob Pearson-Wright, Brendan O Se, Kaaren Malcom, Jeffrey Simpson, Rosalie Heller, Tim Bingham, Vicki Cooper, Lisa Peters, Susan Murtaugh, Edward Santos, Marguerite Khoury, Frederic Deschenes, Oola Cristina, Himanshu Roy, Christina Chin, Mel Harrison, Janis Brandenburg Lee, Brett Chenoweth, Ocean Morisset, Vadim Demjianov, Cathrine Halsor, Angie Lambert, Stefanie Piccioni, Mark Fearnley, Tricia Dewey, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Mariano Luchini, Susan Tuttle, Mandolina Moon, Adria Ellis, Jo Sullivan, Paul J Toussaint, Montse Abad, Karen L Messick, Katie Saxby, Cristina Rossi, Edith Meier, MaryJane Sarvis, Davide Capponi, Cecily Batey Caceu, Lindy Ginn, Sammi Gravich, Marco P Prado, Andrea Koerner, Claude Panneton, Leasa Fortune, Mark Schnidman, Nancy McClure, Cliff Oliver, Yoni Mayeri, Illse Harris, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Tommy Vee, Patricia Leeds, Trish Korous, Mim Keo, Shirley Drevich, Kerryn Benbow, David Ingraham, Lanie Heller, Lynette Jackson, Annie Helmsworth, Rinkey Boleman, Carolyn Hall Young, Cadu Lemos, Elaina Wilcox, Lea Murphy, Robin Sacknoff, Stefania Pecchioli, Erik Lieber, Deborah Johannes, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Heather Mc, Adrienne Parks, Maruizio Zanetti, Mariette Schrijiver, Lene Basma Horsnell, Cargan Brown, Manuela Basaldella, Daria Stermac, Nei Cruz, Rudy Vogel, Isabel Afonso, Carol Robinson, Elodie Hunting, Eleni Gemeni, Reece Curham, Angelique Manchandra Peres, Lori Hillsberg, Giancarlo Beltrame, Basak Aytek, Philip Del Carmen, Chad Rankin, Jeronimo Sanz, Tania Konnerth, Akwa Marina, Jane Gottlieb, Star Rush, Teri Lou Dantzler, Maura Shine, Lou O’Leary, Bleu Chemiko, Daniel Vondav, Bridget Robertson, Kim Martino-Diaz, Cory Carpenter, Julia Badakhshan, Paula Betlem, Grace Brignolle, Jody Frost, Anndrea Lewis, Steve Cooper, Sonya Sanchez Arias, Mary E Peek, Wnick Maygay, Tony Smith, Donna Coburn, Hilary Packard, MaryJane Rosenfeld, Sandra Belyea, Bruce Barrett I cannot possibly include every member of our Quilt Project here, so please continue to tag any that I may have missed…

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Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2017 – TheAppWhisperer – Mobile Photography and Art

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Merry Christmas! This Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2017 represents our top favourited images from our Flickr Group – Mobile Photography & Imagery. Each week we have produced a showcase and we have selected images from all of those showcases to bring you this epic finale of the year of 2017!  I want you all to enjoy this showcase, each one of you, some I know more than others, but all I recognise and am in awe of your talents.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, enjoy this mobile photography and art showcase with untapped emotion and tenderness. We have the chemistry just right, with meaningful dialogue throughout, this is a journey almost as extraordinary as 2017. Let it blow you away, breathe, relax, enjoy!

(Please note that we have included many many artists within this showcase, it is not possible to include every single artist and for that we apologise in advance).

Lights, Christmas, Action…

Many congratulations to the following artists on being featured including:

Adelino Marques, Brett Chenoweth, Meri Walker, Stefanie L.P., Francesco x, Angie Lambert, Nico Brons, Isabel Afonso, Linda Hollier, Siegfield Ferlin, Jun Yamaguchi, woltarise, karma o – Christine O’Sobczak, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Karen Axelrad, Sandra Becker, Liliana Schwitter, Louise Whiting, Sarah Kuhn, Manuela Basaldella, Wenchieh Yang, Tsvetan Ganev, Hanni K, Tom Ang, Ile Mont, Tomaso Belloni, Francesco Sambati, Kristie Michele Art, Vladislav Niko, Kim Martino, I Rome, Riamolde, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Beate Goralczyk, Pamela Speight, Florence Oliver, Janet Reid, Tania Konnerth, Edith Meier, Maddy McCoy, Dina Alfasi, Catherine Caddigan, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Luc Borell, Chris de Nice, Mimi Svanberg, Joseph Cyr, Bob Weil, Alegremartin, Ewelina Makos, Tracey Grumbach, Elaine, Misty Pittman, Siegfried Ferlin, BlemishedEye – David Booker, Poetic Medium, Patricia Januszkiewicz, David Hayes, Gillian Brodie, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Jo Sullivan, Chouroro, Deborah McMillion, Helen Breznik,  borisbschulz2009, Marguerite Khoury, Cristian Margarita, Brendan O Se, Ade Santora, Jennifer Bracewell, Vadim Demjianov, Marianne Rieter, David Welsh, Albion Harrison-Naish, Luison – Luis Rodriguerz, Kate Zari Roberts, Paul Toussaint, Rob Pearson-Wright, Donna Donato, Tuba, Susan Rennie, Paul Yan, columnsovsleep, Trish Korus, Giulia Baita, Maurizio Zanetti, Montse Abad, p.a. hamel, Deena Berton, Myrna, Kostas Pilot, Algremartin, Nick Kenrick, Clint Cline, Cristina Rossi, Tricia Dewey, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Matt Kayden, Shel Serkin, Lorenka Campos, Eleni Gemeni, be.mo.re, Joe AI, Fiona Christian, Daniel Salas, Nancy McClure, Mariette Schrijver, Robi Gallardo, Davide Capponi, Beatrice Chapillon, Dan Arsenault, Giancarlo Beltrame, Jim Perdue, Gianluca Ricoveri, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Juta Jazz, Jeronimo Sanz, Clare Pickett, Robin Robertis, Luis Fernandez, Sara Tune, Aylin Argun, Gina Costa, Giancarlo Beltrame, Michael Trombley, Armineh Hovanesian, Giulio Giacconi, voytov Danil, Candice Railton, doc simsim, Lindy Ginn, Eliza Badoiu, rorofot, klimtt, cecilia sao thaigo, Susan Murtaugh, Claude Panneton, Amy Ecenbarger, Christine Mignon, Janice Grinsell, Tessfra, Clarisse Debout, Julia Nathanson, Damian De Souza, Hanni K, Andy Alexandre, Ger van den Elzen, Jonasz Olszewski, Mohsen Chinehkesh, Bob Weil, Klaudia Cechini, Amanda Parker, Gergely Hando, Barbara Nebel, Oola Cristina, Larissa Paschoalli, Mirza Kafi, Gabriele Rodriquez, Alla Crashenkova, Vanessa Vox, Rosa Perry, I Rome, Heather McAlister, Pier Luigi Dodi, Mel de k, Sergiy Beliayev, Lydia Cassatt, Isabel Afonso, Y F, Christine Padmore, Andrew Lucchesi, Allyson Marie, Sara Augenbraun, Anastasia Potekhina, Valeria Cammareri, Chad Rankin, Amo iPhoneography, Alan Kastner, Sina, Em Kachouro, Pascale G, Alvin Blas, Gothic Swan, Lawrence Lazare, Himanshu Roy, Adalis 3k60, Max Lazzi, Jeffrey Simpson, Jean Hutter, Carlein, Jennifer A Thomas, Kristen Fisher, Eloi Batista Fotografo, Debara Splendorio, Matt Kayden, Mara Zanetti, Jorris Martinez, Violet Martin, Eleni Gemeni, Fleur Schim, Christopher Baxter, Helge Jorgensen, Dixon Hamby.

 

 

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 8 October 2017

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In a spasm of self-love and need, this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase will keep you transfixed as you are guided through a labyrinth of delicious ambiguity. There’s no plot, strands are left deliberately trailing, you’ll find nothing to grab hold of but you will be left feeling entirely satisfied. Each artist has created … Read moreMobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 8 October 2017

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 5 August 2017

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This weeks Mobile Photography and Art showcase offers a diverse spectrum with a common spirit. Artists this week have portrayed turbulence and power with a life-affirming range. It’s unrequited passion, astute with intelligence and emotional complexity. This is a striking performance, enjoy!

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:

Luis Fernandez, Hanni K, Clint Cline, Y F, Jun Yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Jo Sullivan, Andy Alexandre, Susan Blase, Jillian2 – Jill Lian, Jonasz Olszewski, Ger van den Elzen, Shel Serkin, Montse Abad, Allyson, Kate Zari Roberts, Myrna, Roger Guetta, Cristina Rossi, Andrea Koerner, Poetic Medium, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Dieuwke Geervliet, David Hayes, Catherine Caddigan, Damian De Souza, Linda Hollier, Karen Axelrad, Scott Simpson, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Syed, Paul Yan, Vittorio Tadiello, Sachchal Islam, Tricia Dewey, Jormain Cady, Clare Pickett.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Highly Significant Post You May Have Missed @TheAppWhisperer.com This Week W/C 12 June 2017

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We have included links and descriptions to many of the articles we have published this week. We understand how hard it is to keep up with our unique content that we generate on a daily basis and we really do not want you to miss a single thing. Please follow the links below to any … Read moreMobile Photography / Art – Highly Significant Post You May Have Missed @TheAppWhisperer.com This Week W/C 12 June 2017

‘One Day Odyssey’ Mobile Photography & Art Challenge with Cristina Rossi from Italy

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On 30th May 2017, we launched a new Challenge, relevant to all genres of mobile photography and art. A Challenge like no other, as our main requirement is for you to spend at least seven hours, taking or creating mobile images. The idea of this is project is that you take yourself on a journey … Read more‘One Day Odyssey’ Mobile Photography & Art Challenge with Cristina Rossi from Italy

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