Photography As Art – The Times – By Kevin Carter


Many of our regular readers are well aware that is the only smartphone photography website that is written by professional photographic technology writers. Kevin and I write for a huge array of titles from the British Journal of Photography, The Guardian, The Times, MacUser, HotShoe, Digital Photographer Android magazine and many many more.

We wanted to share our latest published piece with you today. It’s in the UK version of The Times newspaper and it is entitled ‘Photography as Art’. Kevin has written an almost full page article entitled ‘Digital painting with pixels is freedom for photographers’. It’s an excellent piece. You can download the full section of the article here.




By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:

10 replies on “Photography As Art – The Times – By Kevin Carter”

What a pleasure to read this well written article, quite impressive.
P.S. – somehow feel a connection to the writer having followed The AppWhisperer faithfully for so long now :o)

Thank you for that wonderful comment, it’s great you’re feeling a connection, that’s what it’s all about. Thank you for being such a loyal follower and for all your wonderful comments along the way.

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