Fourth New Assignment Announced ‘Beauty & Awe’ for our Forthcoming Book ‘Away with Words’

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In January we announced a brand new Assignment section to TheAppWhisperer offering an opportunity for mobile photographers and artists to enter into a monthly assignment on a subject matter that we have individually crafted. This new section is another ground breaking topic within our community. Like so many of the sections within TheAppWhisperer, this has not been done before, in this way.

Photographic images have reflected and shaped culture since the inception of the medium and this is non more so apparent than shown within mobile photography and art. The power of mobile art today is inevitably entangled with the diverse tolerances that cultures have in relation to photographs and the vast divergence within different cultures too. Over the past ten years of mobile photography and art we have all experienced great controversies in the world and still, they ensue. Mobile photography is inextricably linked to personal accountability and each member of our mobile community represents a force to relation to our continually changing cultural values, whether by challenging them or reflecting them; photography is co-creating them.

At the end of each month, we will gather the images that have been contributed and select one for an immersive critique. I will personally write this with over 1000 words. Each critique will identify the elements, contextual meaning of these elements, interpretation and conclusion. Each critique will then be published not only on TheAppWhisperer, the world’s most popular mobile photography & art website but also throughout our vast social media channels. At the end of the year, we will publish a book featuring all of these critiques. As you can appreciate each critique will take some time to create well, so we ask, if you would like to take part to donate £10 per image that you submit (there is no limit to the number of images you submit), we feel this is fair. To do this, just select the appropriate allowance at the bottom of our donation section at the end of this post.

We have recently published our third chapter with Peter Wilkin’s image for our ‘Melancholy’ theme, if you missed that please go here.

Today we are announcing our fourth Assignment with the topic entitled ‘Beauty & Awe’. Creating art, photography or otherwise, is an outlet to express our emotions. This fourth assignment can be interpreted in your art literally or metaphorically, or any other interpretations you may draw, all entries are welcome. This assignment window will close on 23 May 2019, when we will announce the new one. To take part please send your image(s) to my email address – joanne@theappwhisperer.com and/or to Instagram with this hashtag #tawbeautyandaweassignment. Please send £10 per image to enter this assignment via the donation table below.

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Mobile Photographer & Mobile Artist Portfolio Profiles

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We are building the largest and most comprehensive portfolio of mobile photographers and mobile artists in the world. Of course, that’s only apt as we are the most popular mobile photography and art website in the world. Take a look at the link below, you will see a description of the artist, some sample images and if they have taken part in an interview or other projects for us, we have linked to those.

We will continue to build this and we need your help. If you would like to be included in this comprehensive director, viewed by millions of organisations throughout the world, then please submit a selection of twelve images, either an artist’s statement or description of your work and social media links. Send this information via WeTransfer or Dropbox to Joanne@theappwhisperer.com.

We look forward to adding you!

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry ‘That’s My Heart Right There’ by Willie Perdomo with @raveninnyc – Lori

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘That’s My Heart Right There’ by Willie Perdomo. Perdomo is the author of The Crazy Bunch (Penguin Books, 2019); The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Books, 2014); Smoking Lovely (Rattapallax, 2003), winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award; and Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (W. W. Norton, 1996), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award.

His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, BOMB, Mandorla, and African Voices. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a former recipient of the Woolrich Fellowship in Creative Writing at Columbia University, and a two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. Perdomo is also founder/publisher of Cypher Books and is currently an English Instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Source poets.org

I have matched this image by @raveninnyc – Lori – entitled ‘Camela’, with this poem.

You can view and follow her work on Instagram here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,033) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and thirty three 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.

Today, we congratulate @barbaranebel – Barbara Nebel with this image untitled.

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

To view more of her work, please go here

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Rare Salvador Dali print to be auctioned at glitzy charity Ball

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A rare signed Salvador Dali print is to be auctioned at London’s annual Butterfly Ball, the UK’s most exclusive charity event.

Organised by Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, the Butterfly Ball receives worldwide media attention and attracts a host of A List celebrity guests.

The lithograph, entitled Birth of Venus, was created by the celebrated Spanish Catalan surrealist painter in 1979 and is numbered 34 from only 150 impressions from the 1st edition.

 

“This is one of a number of stunning auction items that will be up for grabs at this year’s Butterfly Ball, which will once again take place at the Grosvenor Hotel, in Mayfair, on Thursday 13th June,” said Kerrie Davies, Associate Director of Events at Caudwell Children. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for someone to own a signed lithograph created by one of the most collected artists in the 20th century.”

 

Dali’s portrait of the surrealist poet Paul Eluard, painted in 1929 when the artist was just 24, fetched a staggering $22.4 million when it was sold by Sotheby’s in 2011.

“We’re not expecting it to raise that much,” joked Kerrie. “However this particular piece, which has been restored and reframed to the highest quality, has been hand-picked by FR Events, who specialise in silent and live auctions.

“They’ve very kindly donated the piece to our auction which will be conducted on the night by the legendary auctioneer Charlie Ross, of Antiques Roadshow fame.

“Limited edition prints are created with direct involvement of the artist which makes this piece that much more desirable to collectors.”

FR Events is the fundraising partner of choice for over 500 Charites worldwide and has supported Caudwell Children at many of its events over the last five years.

It’s believed that the print is a homage to Albrecht Durer, the German painter and printmaker who became famous for his high-quality woodcut prints in the 16th century.     

The exclusive, high quality nature of the Butterfly Ball makes it the perfect event to entertain clients, network, reward valued members of staff, or simply enjoy a special night out with friends or family.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,032) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and thirty two 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.

Today, we congratulate @anca.balaj – Anca Balaj with this image untitled.

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

To view more of her work, please go here

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ARM Suspends All Business with Huawei

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Chip designer, ARM – based in Cambridge, England but now owned by Japan’s Softbank, has decided to suspend all business with Huawei in accordance with US sanctions.

“ARM is the foundation of Huawei’s smartphone chip designs, so this is an insurmountable obstacle for Huawei,” said Geoff Blaber, from CCS Insight. “That said, with an abundance of companies in Huawei’s supply chain already having taken action to comply with the US order, Huawei’s ability to operate was already severely affected.”

ARM itself depends on some technology that underpins these powerful chips, that originate in the US.

The US government has banned all American firms from doing any business at all with Huawei, unless they have explicit permission. Like a dominos effect, Huawei has also lost access to US computer chips from Intel, Google’s Android operating system.

On 20 May, US government officials issued a 90 day reprieve on some of the restrictions in order to try to minimise immediate disruption but ARM believes that this temporary licence does not apply to them.

As it stands for now, ARM’s suspension of business with Huawei could be interpreted as the ‘fatal blow’. These chips also power Huawei’s 5G base stations, affecting the mobile network business (and representing the cybersecurity dispute). As the company will not be able to source Intel or ARM chips at all, their computer business will also struggle.

Huawei are confident the situtation can be resolved.

News just in is that there are rumours that drone manufacturer DJI is also about to be penalised in this dispute… more follows

At the time of writing, the financial markets are gripped with tension as the talks continue to escalate between Beijing and Washington, all eyes are on Trump’s next move.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,031) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand 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.

Today, we congratulate @ilemusi – Ile Mont with this image entitled ‘A Hint of Green 2’.

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

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,030) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and thirty 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.

Today, we congratulate @dr.christophechrist – Christophe Christ Dr.med with this image entitled ‘Beeautifull’.

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

To view more of his work, please go here

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Huawei Granted Temporary Reprieve…

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Following on from our news story yesterday, The Department of Commerce has announced a 90 day reprieve to an import ban against Huawei. The company now has a Temporary General License to engage with U.S. vendors on a limited basis — in this case, Google will be allowed to provide software updates to Huawei for its Android phones while Huawei’s component suppliers will be able to finish deliveries for previously-made orders. It will also give telcos dependent on Huawei products time to potentially find alternative solutions.

This period of grace allows Huawei time to source alternative sources for its US made components. Huawei spent $11 billion last year to procure them. Nikkei reports that Huawei has built a stockpile of US sourced components, these it predicts will last up to 12 months.

More on this story as it develops…

I’ll be reporting live at the Honor Global Launch today at Battersea Evolution today, where we are expecting two phones to be announced, the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro … news to follow.

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Huawei Announcement Regarding Google’s Blacklisting

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I am looking forward to attending the global launch of the brand new HONOR 20 Series at Battersea Evolution, London, SW8 tomorrow afternoon. HONOR are Huawei’s sub-brand and I was saddened this morning to read, in conjunction with my press invitation, a notice from Google cutting Huawei’s access to key Android apps and services following the United States’ move to blacklist the tech company. Essentially, Google has ceased to provide software and support to Huawei as part of President Trump’s blacklisting of the company and affiliates.

So, what does this mean if you own, at the least, one of the 59 million Huawei or Honor smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2019? Well, you will still be able to use your smartphone, it means that Huawei has to supply its own updates from SOSP to the version of Android running on its phones, rather than Google’s updates. It does this anyway, for its own domestic market in China. But it does mean that any new additions Google make to Android via their Google Play Services framework, will no longer be available to Huawei for its western phones.

Huawei apparently were not taken by surprise by this announcement and are said to have had a Plan B in place for a while, which includes working on its own operating system, they already have this in place in their smartwatches.

But this is an extremely bad day for Huawei, not only for their smartphones but also to their computer business…watch this space for further updates…

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Instagram Mobile Photographers To Follow Now @andrewphamish

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This is a new section to TheAppWhisperer.com, one where we will handpick highly talented mobile photographers and artists from Instagram and bring them to your attention.
Today, we are featuring @andrewphamish – Andrew Pham an incredibly talented and creative mobilearchitectural photographer. To view more of his work, please go here.
To follow this new series, please go here.

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