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Welcome back to our twentieth post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy’. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes 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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Image : Ana Casas Broda, Kinderwunsch from the series Playroom, 2010 © Ana Casas

Sean O’Hagan of The Guardian Photography section writes about his favourite photography shows of 2013. Have to agree Susan Brights exemplary group show Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity exploring images from Elina Brotherus and Tierney Gearon amongst others was amazing. I also agree that the Only In England exhibition at the Science Museum, London, in which Martin Parr acknowledged the late Tony Ray-Jones was incredible. I spoke with Martin Parr at the Private View and it was stupendous event.

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Surreal World

Great article taking a closer look at surreal photography, beautiful fantasy and exotica.

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Be a Woman

Fabulous series of images created by Hana Seweryn of a woman’s life photographed behind a backlit screen to create intense shadowy vignettes.

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Century Old Negatives From Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition Discovered

Incredible, it’s almost one hundred years ago that Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on an expedition across the Antarctic, most of the images taken have been viewed already but a box of 22 unseen and unprocessed negatives taken by the group’s photographer has just been unearthed.

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Astronaut Selfie

As 2013 is now known as the year of the selfie it seems only fitting that Astronaut Mike Hopkins wanted to join the fray. His image though is something else.

Take a look here

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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