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Photography & Art – Tickle Your Fancy #48

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Welcome back to our forty eighth 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.

We really hope you enjoy these articles over the weekend…

Independence Day, 4 July, in Culture – In Pictures

GEORGE WASHINGTON, the Founding Father of America, and the first President, is remembered each fourth of July and has been honoured ever since gaining independence on July 4, 1776 in his role as Commander-in-chief. He is still on US currency and postage, was the reason for the Washington Monument and was etched forever in stone at the Mount Rushmore Memorial.

Picture: Getty

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Aranka Israni’s ‘Nudes’ Exhibition

Aranka Israni‘s first solo exhibition debuts in conjunction with Arles 2015, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, the international photography festival renowned for unveiling new work. For Aranka—who withdrew from the art world seven years ago seeking to imbue her practice with greater depth—the show marks a significant return. This show, “Nudes,” is an homage to, and an expansion of, the artistic accord formed with the festival’s founder, noted master of light and form, Lucien Clergue.

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“Amy,” Back from Black

A new documentary about Amy Winehouse is, to a dismal degree, a compilation of all those who screwed her up and dragged her down.

If you are late for “Amy,” a new documentary about Amy Winehouse, you will miss her at her blithest. The year is 1998, and she is fifteen, fooling around with friends. They sing “Happy Birthday” together, but the other voices soon make way for hers: an extraordinary sound, as effortless as a choirboy’s, and clearly God-given, not that you could imagine it in church. It would snuff out all the candles. Already the tone is illicitly rich and strong, like hot chocolate fortified with rum, and you can’t help wondering, of this dark-eyed girl with a gift: What the devil will become of her?

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Harper Lee: the inside story of the greatest comeback in literature

“I am still alive, although very quiet”, Harper Lee.  This month, the To Kill a Mockingbird author will break her 55-year silence with Go Set a Watchman. But who is really behind the new novel?

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Brigitte Lacombe’s photos expose the human side of celebrity – in pictures

Brigitte Lacombe is having a moment: for the first time in the photographer’s 40-year career, some of her most celebrated photographs are on display at Phillips in New York, and a new portrait of one of her favorite subjects, Meryl Streep, is the cover of NeueJournal, a magazine that launches on Thursday,

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie on the set of The Wolf of Wall Street, in Brooklyn, 2012

Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe

Toni Morrison: ‘The present is not good. All the hawks are screaming’

Toni Morrison: ‘I think my sexual scenes are the best. They’re fabulous because I assume that the reader’s sex is sexier than mine. I’m not going to get clinical about it.’ Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

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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