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Digital Photography Book Giveaway – ‘People in Trouble, Laughing Pushed To The Ground’

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We don’t just giveaway mobile photography apps and hardware here at TheAppWhisperer.com, we also giveaway photography books!  We are delighted to announce our association with MACK and will be offering a series of digital books over the coming weeks to our loyal readers.  To get things started today we are announcing a new digital edition of Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin’s ‘People In Trouble Laughing Pushed To The Ground’, complete with exclusive essays, an audio and video guide and additional archival material.

The digital edition recontextualises the original work published by MACK in 2011, in which the artists selected images from the Belfast Exposed archive according to a code – the stickers that successive archivists put on the contact sheets as markers. In this edition, each plate is accompanied by an audio clip of its title, read by Belfast curator Rachel Brown, and accessed by the tap of a finger. Oliver Chanarin introduces the ideas behind the project in a video introduction, and the ebook contains three illuminating texts: the first by Pauline Hadaway, director of Belfast Exposed, reflecting on the complex evolution of the archive; a text by photographer Mervyn Smyth, who provides personal and political context to his selection of archival images; and a statement on the commissioning process of People In Trouble and its group exhibition ‘Prima Materia’ by curators Rachel Brown & Brighdín Farren.

Here is a link to the orginal printed version of this book too.

This is the link to the digital version.

If you would like to be in with a chance to win a download code for this book, we would like you to like us on Facebook (here), follow us on Twitter (here) – and most importantly reply to this post and tell us what you love most about TheAppWhisperer.com. We’ll enter your email address into our magical hat and if you’re a winner you will find a iTunes download code sitting in your inbox very soon.

The Belfast Exposed Community Archive contains over 14,000 black-and-white contact sheets of images documenting ‘the Troubles’ from the 1980s. These are photographs taken by professional photo-journalists and amateur photographers.

Belfast Exposed was founded in 1983 as a community photography initiative to help address local concerns over the careful control of images depicting British military activity and the representation of Belfast’s communities during ‘the Troubles’. Whenever an image in the archive was chosen, approved or selected, a blue, red or yellow dot was placed on the surface of the contact sheet as a marker. The position of the dots provided Broomberg & Chanarin with a code; a set of instructions for how to frame the photographs in this book. Each circular image reveals the area beneath these circular stickers; the part of each photograph that has been obscured from view the moment it was selected.

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Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin are artists living and working in London, who have been collaborating for over a decade. Together they have had numerous international exhibitions including The Gwagnju Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum, the International Center of Photography, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, The Photographers Gallery and Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art. They have produced several books which in different ways examine the language of documentary photography including; Chicago (2006); Fig. (2007); People In Trouble Laughing Pushed To The Ground (2011); War Primer 2 (2012); Holy Bible (2013). Broomberg & Chanarin teach at the Ecole supérieure d’arts appliqués and are Visiting Fellows at the University of the Arts London. Their work is represented in major public and private collections including Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee de l’Elysee, The International Center of Photography and Loubna Fine Art Society. Most recently, they have been awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013.

This ebook is compatible with iBooks for iOS and Azardi for Mac and PC.

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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