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Sheldon Serkin Joins TheAppWhisperer as a New Columnist for StreetWise

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We are delighted to welcome Sheldon Serkin as a new Columnist to TheAppWhisperer.  We have long been admirers of Serkin’s photography and he is regualrly featured in our weekly Flickr Group Showcases. Sheldon is heading up our brand new mobile street photography column entitled StreetWise.  As our regular readers will know, we have a very popular women’s mobile street photography group entitled, StreetsAhead. This is uber popular and is edited by Cara Gallardo Weil and Gina Costa. We wanted to launch StreetWise as an open group for all mobile street photographers, whatever their gender.

Serkin has been a mobile street photographer in New York City since 2010. In 2014, he was named the Grand Prize winner and “Mobile Photographer of the Year” in the Mobile Photo Awards, placing first in the category of Street Photography (see image below). His work has been has been featured on numerous mobile photography related websites  He is a contributor in The Art Of iPhone Photography book by Bob Weil and Nicki Fitz-Gerald (Rocky Nook 2013), His photography was also featured The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography Journal. Serkin is currently preparing his first book of street photographs, entitled Awful Bliss. He posts daily on instagram, eyeem and flickr as @shelserkin. For more information, visit awfulbliss.tumblr.com.

We also have a Facebook group dedicated to StreetWise, this will provides a platform for discussion on the techniques, aesthetics, and goals that all mobile photographers bring to this art form, link.

We have set up a special Flickr Group for StreetWise, where we would like you to submit your images for curation in showcases, link.

TheAppWhisperer is growing at a phenomenal rate and trying to include as much unique content and variety from the mobile photography world as our readers can possibly digest, you really don’t need to go anywhere else!

Please join us in welcoming Sheldon Serkin to TheAppWhisperer family, welcome Sheldon…

Self Portrait – ©Sheldon Serkin

‘Audra’ – ©Sheldon Serkin

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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