The Guardian Showcases Mobile Photography

The UK’s leading national broadsheet, The Guardian, today publishes a supplement on photography, which includes a section devoted to mobile photography. Written by The App Whisperer’s own columnist, Richard Gray, the section gives a detailed analysis of photography’s youngest and most vibrant sub-genre. The section looks at why mobile is such a popular sub-genre, how it is shaking up photography, how business is using it, some of the key movers in the genre and the various killer apps that are driving its popularity. The inclusion of a specific section on iPhone photography in such a serious photography review is perhaps a mark of where our sub-genre is today. If you’d like to read the full article, pick up a copy of The Guardian today.

I must admit that The Guardian is one of my favorite broadsheets and I have written for it myself many times over. In fact, I even remember writing an article on ‘camera phones’ for them, whilst Technology Editor of a leading Camera Magazine title, many years ago. This was way before the invention of the ‘smart phone’, but it was key to the movement.

Wonderful read Richard, very well done you!


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: