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Welcome back to our forty first post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between three to 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.

This week we look at some incredible photographs Tif Hunter using the tintype processing technique to capture the winners of the Jerwood Fiction uncovered prize. We also link to the wonderful iPPA awards in pictures, very fabulous indeed. The photographer, historian and hispanophile Gerald Howson, who has died aged 88, had a zest for life and compassion for humanity, along with a meticulous eye for detail, that led him to excel in a number of fields – we link to a wonderful obituary. We also link to a fabulous interview with Ed Kashi a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work and we adore recent New York transplant Ashley Garner’s photography, part fashion and part dreamscape, often combining multiple self-reflective elements into each image.

We hope you enjoy these articles over the weekend…

 

Tintype portraits of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered prize winners – in pictures

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Bernardine Evaristo, author of Mr Loverman (Penguin). Photograph: Tif Hunter

Photographer Tif Hunter‘s portraits use the tintype processing technique, a wet-plate process which was first invented in the 1850s. Their intensity suits the British authors announced today as winners of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered prize, whose novels, short stories and graphic novels have been singled out as outstanding works that deserve a wider audience

iPhone photography awards 2014 – in pictures

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Michael O’Neal from San Francisco, US – first place in the animals category

Smartphones have made photography more accessible than ever before, a fact celebrated by the iPhone photography awards. Now in its seventh year, the contest attracted entries from 17 countries. Here is a selection of the winning images

See more here

Gerald Howson obituary

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One of a set of photographs taken by Gerald Howson in Poland during the cold war, which were not published at the time and remained unseen by the public for half a century’

The photographer, historian and hispanophile Gerald Howson, who has died aged 88, had a zest for life and compassion for humanity, along with a meticulous eye for detail, that led him to excel in a number of fields. Only 10 days before he died, despite his evident frailty, he was surrounded by friends from the worlds of art, music and academia, at the opening of a remarkable exhibition of black and white photos that he had taken in Poland at the height of the cold war.

Read more here

Shoot Stories: Ed Kashi

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‘A young refugee girl sits quietly during a celebration for the last day of school in the village of Shirvanli, near the town of Aghdam, Azerbaijan Photo: ED KASHI / VII’

Fabulous interview with Ed Kashi a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work.

Fabulous, read more here

One to Watch: Ashley Garner

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Photo Ashley Garner

Recent New York transplant Ashley Garner’s photography is part fashion and part dreamscape, often combining multiple self-reflective elements into each image.

Love this work! See more 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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