Candida Höfer awarded as Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient at 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

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As a member of the World Photography Organisation it gives me great pleasure  to announce celebrated contemporary artist Candida Höfer as the recipient of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards’ prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.

The artist will be presented with her award at a ceremony held in London on Thursday April 19, 2018. A personal selection of Höfer’s works will be shown as part of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from April 20 – May 6.

All images ©Candida Höfer

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‘How Photography Saved My Life’ – TED Talk with Marvi Lacar

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As our regular readers will know we have a dedicated Photography TED Talk section within TheAppWhisperer, we have had this for many years. I was inspired to create this, having interviewed an incredibly talented photographer for Vogue and learning of her TED talks. The one that we are featuring today, is with Marvi Lacar, a woman so completely honest and brave, my heart goes out to her..for so many reasons… Please watch this and be inspired…

“Marvi Lacar thought she had it all figured out – immersed in a career she was excited about, in the city of her dreams, with a devoted partner to share her passions – until her father died and she fell into a deep clinical depression. How did she crawl back out of this darkness? With the help of her husband, her dog… and her camera. Marvi Lacar is a documentary photographer and director whose goal is to connect with her audience using creative visual language. Lacar started her career as a photojournalist covering domestic and international news and features stories for print publications like Time, Newsweek, New York, Stern, Paris Match and the New York Times. Lacar has received awards for her photography from Photo Levallois, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Santa Fe Center Project Competition among others. Escape, her documentary film about the rescue and rehabilitation of Maasai girls in Kenya escaping Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriage, was recognised by AI-AP International Motion Arts Awards, United Nations Association Film Festival and other national and international film festivals. After her father died in 2008, Lacar was diagnosed with acute clinical depression. This Is A Love Story, her ‘visual diary’ chronicling her own battle with depression, has been exhi This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organised by a local community”. 

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (734) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and thirty four of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate photographer and mobile artist @imagomimago – Mimi Svanberg with this breathtaking image.

View more of her body of work here

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @iphoneartgirl Meri Walker and @dleibo – David Leibowitz – Day 1 the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @iphoneartgirl – Meri Walker and @dleibo – David Leibowitz. Singularly they are hugely talented mobile photographers and artists but combined, they are a phenomenal force of mobile talent! We are so honoured that they have taken over our Instagram feed for fourteen days. This is what they have seen so far…

On Day 1 they highlighted a fabulous image by @iphotami – Karen Axelrad and they write “This piece by Karen Axelrad @iphotami caught my eye right out of the gate. The location tag says the image was made at The Getty Center, a place where visitors can nourish themselves in real time with physical artworks. I love the movement and color in this piece”.

Later on Day 1 they were drawn to @elizabadoiu – Eliza Badoiu’s stunning self portraiture and they write “This piece, by @elizabadoiu, is full of latent story. It makes me stay and look longer … and longer. And then the longer I look the more of my brain gets engaged with the image. There’s much here for both the waking and the dreaming mind to enjoy”.

Thank you so much dear Meri and David it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good!

Please take a look at our @TheAppWhisperer Instagram account to follow all the goings on and please also tag your images with #TheAppWhisperer, so that they can be found and potentially featured.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (731) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and thirty one of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate photographer and mobile artist, @llaamerson – Laurie Amerson – with this breathtaking image entitled ‘Nothing can bring you lasting happiness, you have it within you.’.

View more of her body of work here.

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Day 2 – the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

On Day 2 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @axelbergk – Axel Bergk and she writes IG takeover by @cawestruck—It is my pleasure to highlight this work by @axelbergk. I love abstract art and Axel Bergk creates stunning digital abstracts on his iPad. His work gives the impression of depth and texture because of multiple layers, all of which have gone through various processes. There is much for the eye to explore, but without the busy-ness that might result from less masterful editing.

Also, on Day 2 @cawestruck also highlighted the work of accomplished mobile photographer and artist @hedgehogstudio – Julie Denning and she writes “IG takeover by @cawestruck—It is my pleasure to highlight photo art by Julie Denning. Julie uses an eclectic range of photos and images to create her work, combining them in such a way that the results look effortless. See more of her charming gallery here @hedgehogstudio”.

Thank you so much dear Carol, it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good.

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My Latest Vogue Column Interview Published with Photographer Clara Giaminardi Today!

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I am beyond ecstatic, my latest interview has just been published to Vogue and when this happens, I am always thrilled. This time, I interviewed the incredibly talented photographer, Clara Giaminardi, I utterly adore her work.  “Cascading into the world in 1992, Italian visual linguist, Clara Giaminardi’s later emergence into the photographic cosmos represents a deeply personal, complex and largely enduring oeuvre. Consisting notably of visceral, primordial and emotional portraiture that she describes as “creating a mirror to discover the self through the other,” in this conversation with PhotoVogue Columnist, Joanne Carter. Read more at Vogue, here.

 

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Mobile Photography – Apple iPhone X – FIRST LOOK and Field Test with Chase Jarvis

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We know that many of you have already pre-ordered the new Apple iPhone X and are eagerely awaiting it. Well, Chase Jarvis from CreativeLive, managed to get hold of one a little sooner and put it through its paces around New York City.

Take a look at the video below and to view the stills from his shoot and more details, head over to CreativeLive here.

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Something Different and Very Interesting – ‘Mobile’ Photography with Volvo and Photojournalist Barbara Davidson

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This is completely fascinating, at least to me and I like to think that it will be to our readers too. Barbara Davidson is a photojournalist with three Pulitzer Prizes to her name. She was asked by Volvo to test the new on-board Volvo XC60’s camera and sensors. The XC60 is a car that I personally adore, it has proven itself in so many ways and not least with Davidson herself, having survived a horrific car accident in one. With that in mind, she has created an incredible photo story promoting the brand through her art. She utilised the XC60 by composing a series of images, exploring the relationship between cars and humans and it is really unique. This is actually the world’s first photoshoot using a car as a camera and in many ways, typifies the ‘mobile’ element in Mobile Photography. These images were exhibited at Canvas Studios in Shoreditch, London and will be exhibited to other countries throughout this year.

Please take a look at this video, you do not have to be interested in cars, the Volvo brand or anything to do with that, to appreciate the art, statement and photo story that Davidson has created here. I am very proud of her.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 22 October 2017

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“Be wild, that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life.” This … Read moreMobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 22 October 2017