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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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 4 October 2018

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Mobile photography has capsulated self portraiture, or selfies as they are known. Offering the ultimate notion of control, you’re not trusting someone else to capture you, you’re deciding how to frame yourself, you’re not relying on someone else to make you look good. The paradox at the heart of selfies is that they masquerade as a candid shot but in reality they are posed and often heavily edited. But at least for the younger audience, looking good, is not good enough, you need to look good in extreme scenarios. There’s a blurring between the lines of reality and fantasy, until they collapse into one another. Such was the case this week, as I wandered around town with my family. I noticed a movement at the very top of a skyscraper, then another movement, until I realised there were in fact two people on the roof.  I alerted security and my husband captured a shot of them with his telephoto lens, later seized as evidence. Security hurried to the scene and before long, they returned with two young boys, no older than 13-14 years old. They’d been trying to capture the consummate selfie and almost paid the ultimate price. Its become so commonplace in this particular area to capture virtuosic selfies, that there’s a £10k instant fine for anyone spotted on the top of a building, if they’re 18 or over. These two boys, received no such fine but they were escorted from the area and driven home to their relieved (if they’d known) parents. Social media drives this of course, the more likes they receive, the more lucrative deals they can make and the more their fans cheer them on. Ultimately the notion of control with a selfie is disingenuous, once it’s posted online, it’s out there for public delectation, whether you live to see it or not. Fortunately, the images in this weeks showcase allowed all of our photographers to live, and each one blazes with passion for being. 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:

Karen Axelrad, Scott Simpson, Trish G, sculptorli, Tomaso Belloni, Oola Cristina, Y F, Liliana Schwitter, Enio Godoy, Eduardo Llerandi, Valeria Cammareri, partha.ts, Catherine Caddigan, Dina Alfasi, Rob Pearson-Wright, aka Tman, Srikanth Kamath, p.a. hamel, Luison, Jean Hutter, Amy Ecenbarger, Jun Yamaguchi, Lindy Ginn, G. Billon, Clint Clline, Gianluca Ricoveri, Candice Railton, R K, Kate Zari Roberts, Susan Rennie,  TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Tuba, Laura Peischl, KalterFisch, Fleur Schim, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Francesco Sambati and Deborah McMillion

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Music this week is ‘Every Moment’ ©Dead Times

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 14 October 2018

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You’ll feel ravished after viewing this weeks blockbuster mobile photography and art showcase. This art not only gives pleasure to our eyes but also to our minds. Each artists’ acute eye, great instincts and improvisational impluses are all on abundant display. Complexities within our imagery can’t or won’t be unravelled, whether featuring, street photography, portraiture, still life, abstract; each image is both exact and indifferent, getting under your skin and changing how you see the world.  This art mixed with this life are inextricable, all writhing together, 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:

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Donald Williams, Kike Navarrete, Gina Costa, R K, Ile Mont, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Rob Pearson-Wright, Clint Cline, Deborah McMillion, Paul Yan, Chris Feichtner, woltarise, Luison, Maarten Oortwijn, Francesco Sambati, Amo Passicos, Lydia Cassatt, Liliana Schwitter, Sheldon Serkin, Antii Tassberg, Gabriele Rodriquez, Lorenka Campos, selin1968, Hanni K, Milly M, Tero Kaiponen, Dixon Hamby, p.a.hamel, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Tomaso Belloni, Eduardo Llerandi, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Joseph Cyr, Ale Di Gangi, Marguerite Khoury, Cellphone Only, Joanne Carter, Chad Rankin, Ryan Vaarsi, Victor Reynolds, Oola Cristina, Nick Kenrick.

Music this week is ‘Ghost’ by Jacob Lee

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 4 September 2016

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The energy that flows through this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase is so rich. Each artist is so talented and their work work flows warmly with qualities akin with emotions, psyche and even symbolism. Please be inspired by this showcase, I’m excited for you to view it.

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. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

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

Yasuo Furue, Roger Guetta, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Davide Capponi, Louise Whiting, – R K,  Thomas Toft, Trish G, Lorenka Campos, Jun Yamaguchi, Jillian2 – Jill Lian, Tracey, Hanni K, Sheldon Serkin, Paolo Berni, Yvonne Ladage, Carolyn Hall Young, Chris Harland, Poetic Medium, Giulia Baita, woltarise, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Gianluca Ricoveri, Candice Railton, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Michael Brunsfeld, Salwa Afef, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Susan Rennie, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Liliana Schwitter, Arka55, Ile Mont, Sandra Becker, Manuela Basaldella, Kate Zari Roberts, Pier Luigi Dodi.

Music this week – Your Own Kind of Beautiful – All-Jey Dependa (lyrics)

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