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Welcome back to our tenth post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy. Tickle Your Fancyincludes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

We hope you enjoy this weeks’ selections…

 

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‘Healing Sgt. Warren’ – 2013, Los Angeles Times

A Soldier’s Wife

A deeply sensitive and powerful photographic essay about an Iraq war veteran who suffers from PTSD and alcoholism. This story is told through Tom’s wife’s eyes and portrays their relationship, it’s incredibly moving, in fact it made me cry…

Read more here

Simon Baker: ‘Europe’s No Longer The Home of Photography’

EMAHO magazine interviews Simon Baker of Tate Modern London, the institute’s first curator of Photography and International Art. It’s a fabulous interview with Simon describing among other things the Asian photography market. Not one to be missed.

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Banky’s Video Of A ‘Rebel Rocket Attack’ … on Dumbo

A video by British street artist Banksy, which starts with what appears to be a group of Islamist rebels firing a rocket into the sky and cheering but before long Disney’s flying elephant Dumbo character falls to the ground. Banksy is currently involved with a month-long ‘residency’ on the streets of New York.

Leigh Ledare: The Man Who Photographs His Mother Having Sex – In Pictures – NSFW

‘Is Leigh Ledare just out to shock?’ asks The Guardian as they discuss Leigh’s work. ‘His decision to chronicle his troubled relationship with his mother, he says, started when he returned home one Christmas. “I arrived home not having seen her for a year and a half,” he recalls. “She knew I was coming and opened the door naked.” When Leigh walked in past the bedroom, “a young man, almost exactly my age, was sprawled out naked. He rolled over to see me, saying hello, before rolling back over and returning to sleep.” Ledare interpreted this welcome as “her way of announcing to me what she was up to, at this period in her life – almost as though to say, ‘Take it or leave it.’ I had a camera and began making photos of her then. She was the catalyst.”

You read more here at The Guardian and view a selection of works from the project. They will also be displayed in Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood, Identity at the Photographers’ Gallery London, 11 October to 5 January 2014.

Damien Hirst: ‘I felt the power of art from a very young age’

Damien Hirst has completed an ABC children’s book including the dead shark and diamond skull. In this interview with The Guardian, Hirst explains more…

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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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