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New Hipstmatic PhotoJournalism SnapPak With Lowy Lens – Now Available

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One year ago, yesterday – November 1st 2012 Hurricane Sandy ravaged the east coast of the US. During the “Super Storm,” photojournalists fearlessly covered the developments, hoping to capture photos so the world could understand the devastation.

Ben Lowy was at the forefront of the coverage a Hipstamatic photographer, and award winning photojournalist. Ben was hired by TIME magazine to document the storm. TIME had one request — they asked Ben and 4 other photojournalists to shoot with their iPhones. This was nothing new to Ben — he had long been using Hipstamatic to document war-torn countries like Afghanistan and Libya. He took to the scene with not much more than a hat, Hipstamatic, and a Ziploc bag to cover his phone.

That week, Ben made history when one of his Hipstamatic photos was chosen as the cover of TIME magazine. It was an exciting moment for Ben, for Hipstamatic and for the entire mobile photography community.

In Ben’s honour Hipstamatic have released the much-anticipated Photojournalism SnapPak: a lens, film, and camera case designed in collaboration with Ben.

Ben has been working on a charity project for Hurricane Sandy victims still in need. #SANDY is a book of photos, many of which are Hipstamatic, that tell the story of the storm and provide funds for those still in need. Please considering purchasing a book, which in turn donates to a worthy cause.

 

 

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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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