Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 24 January 2016

This weeks Flickr Group Showcase of mobile photography and art refuses to stay silent. The characters within and behind them slip out of their frames, enticing us to imagine the stories of their lives. It is rare and exciting to find such urgent visual imagery, full of persuasive language and strategies. And it is refreshing to sense that the pull of much of this work derives from artistic living, beyond fear. Art is a crushing chore and a tremendous privilege. Think big, as such this showcase represents another advance in international understanding of mobile photography/art history and aspiration and of course, determinedly through your artists’ eyes.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do.  Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Ade Santora, Clint Cline, Lorenka Campos, Roger Guetta, Geri Centonze, Maddy McCoy, Gabriel F.W. Koch, Pier Luigi Dodi, Jillian2, Eliza Badoiu, Federica Corbelli, Laura Peischl, David Ingraham, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Giancarlo Beltrame, Gianluca Ricoveri, Michelle Robinson, Candice Railton, Susan Rennie, mutablend, Jormain Cady, Joseph Cyr, Duy Trinh, Jiri Dvorak, kCe7, Lee Atwell, woltarise, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Sandra Becker, Lanie Heller, Carolyn Hall Young, Eliza Badoiu.

‘The Sirens Gaze’ – Sandra Becker (flickr link)

Flickr Group Showcase

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— 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 - 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: [email protected]