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The Eye International Photography Festival Returns For A Second Year

Following on from the hugely successful inaugural event in 2012 details have been announced for the second EYE International Photography Festival which will run from 27 – 29 June 2014.

The 2014 festival sees another high quality line-up of guest artists, including one of the world’s leading documentary photographers, Ian Berry, who was invited to join Magnum by Henri Cartier Bresson. He is joined by landscape photographer Charlie Waite, Royal photographer Arthur Edwards MBE, award winning Justin Mazon (USA), Angele Etoundi Essamba (Cameroon/France), award winning Timothy Allen,  Sophie Batterbury (picture editor of The Independent),  Eamonn McCabe (former Picture Editor for The Guardian),  Colin Jacobson (photojournalism lecturer), documentary photographers Kajal Nisha Patel and World Press Award winner Laura Pannack, whilst the event will be opened by Magnum member and one of the UK’s leading reportage photographers, David Hurn.



With such high calibre guests for 2014 the second festival promises to be another fascinating weekend. The festival starts on the evening of Friday 28 June and runs through until late afternoon on the Sunday. An audience of enthusiastic and dedicated photographers will enjoy a jam-packed weekend of talks, films, portfolio reviews and exhibitions – plus the opportunity to network and socialise with the internationally renowned guest speakers.

In addition to the guest lectures, there are also a number of prestigious photography exhibitions on display during the festival.  In Gallery 1 there are plans to showcase Olivia Arthur’s Jeddah Diary exhibition, in association with Magnum.   Keith Morris’ working project ‘The Black and White Dress’ will also be on display whilst ‘the Box’,  mini viewing room will be showing a special linked programme of work over the weekend of the festival in conjunction with the  original trustees of Third Floor Gallery Joni Karanka, Maciej Dakowicz and Bartosz Nowicki
Festival passes are available now at just £60 for the weekend, and can be booked via the Aberystwyth Arts Centre box office on 01970 62 32 32 or online at www.theeyefestival.co.uk. Day tickets for Saturday and Sunday are also available at £40, and concession prices are available, as are special group discounts.   Full details of the festival are also listed on the website.

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