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Mobile Photo Paris – Exhibition – November 21-25, 2012

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We’re so delighted to publish information about this stunning exhibition in Paris later on this month. France is a regular and favorite haunt of mine, I love the art, photography, wine, champagne and food there, surprisingly the French haven’t embraced mobile photography as quickly as some nations, this Exhibition is set to change all that.

This will be the first major exhibition in Paris to highlight the myriad features and limitless possibilities of mobile photography, which will be illustrated by over a hundred photos, in a wide variety of styles.

The Mobile Photo Paris exhibition will take place from 21 to 25 November 2012 at the Bastille Design Center, an extraordinary industrial building situated between Bastille and the Marais.

Mobile Photo Paris is a group of photographers comprising French people and Francophiles, professionals and amateurs, all from highly different backgrounds but who have been brought together by their passion for one particular tool – a mobile phone, with which they can express themselves in a way that is fun, innovative and high-tech.

 

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This event represents a movement which is turning current ideas about photography – from both an artistic and technical point of view – on their heads. It is a way of redefining the very nature of photography, in the context of the digital revolution.

Mobile Photo Paris will not only be exhibiting the work of 18 photographers, but will also be organizing other daily events around the theme of mobile photography: lectures, workshops, photowalks, etc.

The mobile photography movement came into being with the advent of the iPhone, and especially its “apps”- compact, simple programs which can be used for image capture as well as image manipulation or post-production. Smartphones have now become the number one cameras used by the general public, and photo-sharing has become the number one use of social media.

Photographers have embraced these devices to create an entirely new form of artistic expression. There is much room for experimentation, nurtured by the random nature of what can be produced by a camera with minimal controls, providing a new way to share one’s vision. It almost seems, paradoxically, like an antidote to the perfection of traditional digital photography.

The photographers in the Mobile Photo Paris group wanted to exhibit their work in printed form, not only as a way of stepping away from their screens, but also as a way of sharing their images in a context outside the social networks.

 

To keep up to date with all that’s happening with the exhibition, check out the Mobile Photo Paris website, here.

There’s also a Facebook page, here.

Or you can email for additional information here : mobilephotoparis2012@gmail.com

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— 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 - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com 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: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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