Mobile Journalism – New Column Opening Soon on

There are as many dimensions to mobile photography as their are traditional photography and that’s all good! To that end and coming from a Journalistic viewpoint as that is what I am in combination with being a Portrait Photographer, we have decided to open a new section within theappwhisperer – this will focus entirely on Mobile Journalism.

The BBC as well as many other media outlets have supplied smartphones to many of their field reporters. It’s not all about photography, it’s about filming and recording too. It’s a huge area and one that we are going to fully embrace to ensure that you are kept up to the minute with the latest technology and news relating to Mobile Journalism.

We’ll let you know when it’s set up, stand by…




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]


  • Laurence Zankowski


    MOJO is probably the biggest disruption in a archaic industry. Many could argue the web was/ is but the immediacy brought about with the iPhone, and later the 180° by other phone makers forced a major rethink across all news content providers.

    It is exciting, challenging and wide open field. As it moves out of infancy, who knows what type of tools will be had / used / that can fit in hand, on a necklace, even a wrist band.

    With most mirror less cameras having wifi enabled and connected to your smartphone, real time high quality image / audio can be captured, edited and distributed in seconds. We humans will see a transparent wall come down on what will be news distribution. All these new storytelling apps and web content providers are the crack in the proverbial dyke that old agencies can not fix.

    Looking forward to this endeavor.

    Be well