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Tickle Your Fancy – #12

Welcome back to our twelfth 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…


Robin Hammond : Condemned


Condemned: Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis by Robin Hammond presents a profound body of work produced over two and a half years in nine African countries. “Condemned” was selected for the 2013 FotoEvidence Book Award by a prestigious jury that included: Olivier Laurent, Acting Deputy Editor of the British Journal of Photography; Jean-Francois Leroy, founder and director Visa Pour L’image; Maggie Steber, photographer; and Patrick Witty, international picture editor at Time.

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Witness To War: Five Photographers Discuss Their Images From Syria


Picture: Nicole Tung

Five images from five different photographers with commentary explaining the meaning. All very powerful, such as below:

’This little boy was injured by shrapnel. He was very fortunate; he was able to leave the hospital. It’s heartbreaking watching children suffer. They’re not privy to religion or politics; they’re completely innocent. But I hope my pictures not only show them at their most vulnerable, but also give them dignity. I want people to realize that these are very resilient people, and they are very brave – especially the children. It’s hard to disconnect from other people’s pain, but I purposely tell myself that it’s not my pain to bear. If you didn’t switch off you’d go crazy and not be able to function.’ Nicole Tung

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Sebastian Junger: ‘I got out of war when Tim Hetherington died’

Continuing the war theme, Photographer Tim Hetherington understood that conflict was not all about dramatic moments. His friend and collaborator Sebastian Junger talks about the new documentary film, Which Way Is the Front Line From Here

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Breast Cancer Patient Chronicles Her First Year of Treatment in Time-Lapse Video

Emily Helck is so brave, I expect she won’t feel that she is. I remember many years ago when I was seriously ill with several tumors and many people said I was brave to go through the treatment that I did. I didn’t feel brave at all, I felt the complete opposite but I knew I had to try and I suspect that’s one of the feelings she has.

Emily has chronicled one year in her life from diagnosis of breast cancer, to double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and reconstruction. Emily, you are an inspiration.

Read more here on her blog

Incredibly Intricate Cut Paper ‘Lace Newspapers’ by Myriam Dion


International Herald Tribune, Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Not tickling your photography side so much but I hope your art, this article certainly ticked mine. Canadian artist Myriam Dion painstakingly cut intricate lace-like designs into newspapers for her series Lace Newspapers.” It is remarkable.

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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: [email protected]