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Tickle Your Fancy – #24

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Welcome back to our twenty fourth 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…

 

Olivia Arthur Photographs a Side of Women the West Rarely Sees

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Really fabulous interview with Magnum Photographer Olivia Arthur, following her groundbreaking work on young women in Saudi Arabia and the production of her 2012 book, Jeddah Diary. This project, along with her wider project, Middle Distance, examines women’s lives along the fault lines between Europe and Asia, and in societies often deemed closed to the West. Olivia became a Magnum member in 2013.

Don’t miss this


Guerrilla Girls Reborn?

 

‘In the US hit sitcom Girls, Jemima Kirke plays a bohemian who can sometimes be found behind a canvas. So it made sense, executive producer Jane Burton says, to invite Kirke to work on her Unlock Art film series.’, via The Telegraph

The project comes from Tate and Le Méridien to “try and bring art to a wider audience” through short films hosted on YouTube that introduce “subjects that might get people talking”.

Jemima Kirke was British born and grew up in US, in the film she parades the streets of New York within a gorilla suit – it’s nearly 30 years since the anonymous group of women artists, the Guerrilla Girls, protested against the lack of gender representation in a MoMa exhibition. Kirke explores how despite women artists always being around, they’ve been continuously erased from art history. At one point, which is very amusing she meets Margaret Harrison, whose first show was shut down in London by disgruntled police and most likely considerable protestors because of her drawing of Hugh Hefner as a Playboy Bunny Girl with a ‘bunny penis’ – (wish I’d seen that 😉

Take a look at the film above


The Transformation of a Post-Communist Country Documented in Haunting Photos

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‘Anastasia of Livade, North West Romania, 2012’ – Tamas Dezso

A fabulous photo story depicting the transformation of Romania still in the grips of one of the hardest dictatorships in Modern Europe. The photographer Tamas Dezso has captured a striking documentary of images that go beyond the typical boundaries of designation. “Symbolic buildings and former factories are disappearing and villages are becoming deserted at an incredible speed, which urges their documentation,” Dezso tells Wired. “My aim with this series is to render a world which may disappear forever imperceptibly and very rapidly due to the transitional nature of the era.”

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Life Size Portraits Created With A Desktop Scanner

Although ‘nothing new’ as such ‘scanography’ has been around for a while but using it to capture full length bodies has, as far as I know not been done before. Swiss Photographer Till Koeeneker decided to construct full body images of his family and friends in an incredible way. Don’t miss the video above.

 

Primate Portraiture – An Interview With Anne Berry

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Anne Berry is an accomplished photographer with numerous awards, including Critical Mass 2012 and 2013 Top 50. Anne has captured wonderful images of primates in captivity in a dramatic and emotional way, the animals expressions are incredible.

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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