Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 11 November 2018

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism‘ what perfect timing, if you pardon the pun. Kristen R Ghodsee has published a thoroughly researched exploration proclaiming that capitalism is bad for women.  She argues, adopting some ideas from socialism  ‘women will have better lives’ and of course, this includes sex. Ghodsee, an acclaimed ethnographer and professor of Russian and East European Studies, spent years researching what happened to women in countries that transitioned from state socialism to capitalism. In this book, she analysed many facets of a woman’s life – work, parenting, sex and relationships, community and authority. One chapter, entitled “Women: Like Men, But Cheaper,” she discusses women in the workplace, deliberating all things from wage gaps to harassment and discrimination. In “What To Expect When You’re Expecting Exploitation,” she addresses motherhood and how “having it all” is impossible under capitalism. With regards ‘better’ sex, naturally it is hard to substantiate, many cultural factors come into play but what’s interesting is her theory that less inequity decommodifies sex, undermining the odious theory of ‘sexual economics’ as she describes, whereby, women raise the ‘price’ of sex by denying it. She explains “in societies with high levels of gender equality, with strong protections for reproductive freedom, and with large social safety nets, women almost never have to worry about the price their sex will fetch on an open market.” As we are increasingly told this is ‘the year of women’ which I find patronising and as we do rise up and speak out against abusive relationships and gain increased support to leave, perhaps this is enabling sexual freedom? In these trying times, she ends the book with “we can share our attentions without quantifying their value, giving and receiving rather than selling and buying.” It struck me, as I read this book, how much the latter sentence I shared co-relates with our mobile photography and art community. How much we give to each other, how much we share, how much we embrace one another and how much we realign our own art society ensuring that each one of us feels equal to the other. This much we do know and it’s clear to see in this weeks Flickr Group Mobile Photography and Art Showcase, 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:

Woltarise, Song Hui, Debara’ Splendorio, Luison, Sergiy Beliayev, Scott Simpson, HQME, Francesco Sambati, Robert Eckhardt, Liliana Schwitter, David Hayes, Amy Ecenbarger, Tomaso Belloni, No Photographer, Livingsta, Mimages, Marina Sergeevna, Oola Cristina, Y F, Sherrianne100, Erik Viggh, AlexandraPhotos, Karen Axelrad, pineider, Sheldon Serkin, Poetic Medium, Cecily Mariece Caceu, Dadi Gylfason, Fleur Schim, Fiona Christian, Kathy Clay, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, Catherine Caddigan, Lindy Ginn, Vadim Demjianov, Trish G, Susan Rennie, Clint Cline, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Corbicus Maximus, Dieuwke Geervliet, R K, Milly M, Hanni K, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Jun Yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Eduardo Llerandi, Chhororo.

Music this week is ‘Ghost’ by Jacob Lee

 

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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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Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Joyce Harkin from the United Kingdom

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Today, we are publishing our twenty seventh visual interview, this time with Joyce Harkin from the United Kingdom. Harkin’s art is an amalgamation of dichotomies: inside/outside, public/private, high/low – all dynamic. Her images speak eloquently to us about our own life experiences at the same depicting her own. One of Harkin’s most admirable qualities as an artist, is her hunger for inspiration and this is reflected in her varied work. When embarking on a new creation, Harkin reaches the summit, she uniquely manages to not only arrive with an aesthetically pleasing visual image but one which ensures all the elements involved are included as intended. 

I am so excited about this new Interview section within TheAppWhisperer. A picture speaks a thousand words, so says the English language idiom and as this is a website by and for visual artists, we felt this section was long overdue. We asked a series of mobile photographers and artists ten questions, in text format and we asked them to respond in their very best way, visually and in their own style of photography/art, the results are unique and incredibly exciting.

To read our previously published interviews, with Deborah McMillion, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Christine Sobczak, Liliana Schwitter, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Lynette Sheppard, Debara Splendorio, Irene Oleksiuk, Davide Capponi, Vanessa Vox, Amanda Parker, Clint Cline, Christine Mignon, Bonobo Stone, Jerry Jobe, Joshua Sarinana, Meri Walker, Alexis Rotella, Jenny Pieters and Alon Goldsmith please go here.

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Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Alon Goldsmith from the United States

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Today, we are publishing our twenty sixth visual interview, this time with Alon Goldsmith from the United States. Goldsmith has created his own trademark style, as a pioneering mobile colour photographer. Goldsmith’s images are representative of european Harry Gruyaert’s (b.1941), when he courted Kodachrome while simultaneously exploding into the art scene which earned him entry into the … Read moreVisualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Alon Goldsmith from the United States

Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Jenny Pieters from Johannesburg, South Africa

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Today, we are publishing our twenty fifth visual interview, this time with Jenny Pieters from South Africa. Pieters art strikes me as bursting with emotional depth and context. There’s a tenderness within her way of seeing, mixed with hope and despair but more so with light. With an evocation of time and place, her images imbue a deep sense interconnecting with us all, deeply. Her work is about honesty and trust with immense integrity and deserving of our unmitigated respect. (foreword by Joanne Carter)

I am so excited about this new Interview section within TheAppWhisperer. A picture speaks a thousand words, so says the English language idiom and as this is a website by and for visual artists, we felt this section was long overdue. We asked a series of mobile photographers and artists ten questions, in text format and we asked them to respond in their very best way, visually and in their own style of photography/art, the results are unique and incredibly exciting.

To read our previously published interviews, with Deborah McMillion, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Christine Sobczak, Liliana Schwitter, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Lynette Sheppard, Debara Splendorio, Irene Oleksiuk, Davide Capponi, Vanessa Vox, Amanda Parker, Clint Cline, Christine Mignon, Bonobo Stone, Jerry Jobe, Joshua Sarinana, Meri Walker and Alexis Rotella please go here.

All images ©Jenny Pieters

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Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Meri Walker from the United States

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Today, we are publishing our twenty third visual interview, this time with Meri Walker from the United States. Walker’s photographs work together in this visual interview to offer a deeply personal look at her life through the lens of mobile photography. As you travel through the interview, every image invokes a sense of brooding anticipation. Piece by … Read moreVisualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Meri Walker from the United States

Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Jerry Jobe from the United States

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Today, we are publishing our twenty first visual interview, this time with Jerry Jobe from the United States. Jobe creates a compelling and abstract utopia in this series of works for our visualisation interview. Rich in colour, the images are sensuous, drawing us into the illusion of abstraction. Each image collides and rhymes in intensity as they shout out his answers. Fragments of his own body, appear with full force and meaning. The overall effect is actually a fully achieved work in which the forms of images, meld and interlace into an exotic whole. 

I am so excited about this new Interview section within TheAppWhisperer. A picture speaks a thousand words, so says the English language idiom and as this is a website by and for visual artists, we felt this section was long overdue. We asked a series of mobile photographers and artists ten questions, in text format and we asked them to respond in their very best way, visually and in their own style of photography/art, the results are unique and incredibly exciting.

To read our previously published interviews, with Deborah McMillion, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Christine Sobczak, Liliana Schwitter, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Lynette Sheppard, Debara Splendorio, Irene Oleksiuk, Davide Capponi, Vanessa Vox, Amanda Parker, Clint Cline, Christine Mignon and Bonobo Stone please go here.

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Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Bonobo Stone from Canada

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Today, we are publishing our twentieth visual interview, this time with Bonobo Stone from Canada. There’s almost an obsessional chemistry in Stone’s art, romanticised mythical beings plunged into epic confrontations and transformations with full force. There’s a through-line of emotion in his work, gravitating towards the light with an illusion delivering a narrative of the vapidity of … Read moreVisualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Bonobo Stone from Canada

Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Clint Cline from the USA

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Today, we are publishing our eighteenth visual interview, this time with Clint Cline from the USA. Cline employs a technique within his painting that embodies religion, storytelling and abstract art. His paintings are powerful, mysterious amalgams of landscapes and unique craggy forms that elicit abstract shapes, symmetrically balancing powerful colour tones. Viewed in epic proportions, Cline’s work evokes an awesome grandness of nature. The imagery employed has the simplicity of a Shaker chair but the discipline, calmness and originality that radiates from his paintings, makes for the envy of many an artist.

I am so excited about this new Interview section within TheAppWhisperer. A picture speaks a thousand words, so says the English language idiom and as this is a website by and for visual artists, we felt this section was long overdue. We asked a series of mobile photographers and artists ten questions, in text format and we asked them to respond in their very best way, visually and in their own style of photography/art, the results are unique and incredibly exciting.

To read our previously published interviews, with Deborah McMillion, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Christine Sobczak, Liliana Schwitter, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Lynette Sheppard, Debara Splendorio, Irene Oleksiuk, Davide Capponi, Vanessa Vox and Amanda Parker please go here.

All images ©Clint Cline

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Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Amanda Parker from the USA

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I am so excited about this new Interview section within TheAppWhisperer. A picture speaks a thousand words, so says the English language idiom and as this is a website by and for visual artists, we felt this section was long overdue. We asked a series of mobile photographers and artists ten questions, in text format and we asked them to respond in their very best way, visually and in their own style of photography/art, the results are unique and incredibly exciting.

To read our previously published interviews, with Deborah McMillion, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Christine Sobczak, Liliana Schwitter, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Lynette Sheppard, Debara Splendorio, Irene Oleksiuk, Davide Capponi and Vanessa Vox please go here.

Today we are publishing our seventeenth visual interview, this time with Amanda Parker from the USA, don’t miss it!

All images ©Amanda Parker

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