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Lee Atwell and Ilana Buch-Akoundi Join TheAppWhisperer As Co-Editors of our StreetWise Column

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I am delighted to announce that both Lee Atwell and Ilana Buch-Akoundi have officially joined TheAppWhisperer as co-editor’s of our StreetWise column. Previously this column was co-edited by Sheldon Serkin and Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, both of these wonderful co-editors have recently received increased demands in other areas of their lives and need to step back. We are grateful for all of their input and really excited to welcome Atwell and Buch-Akoundi into our team!

StreetWise is our dedicated column for mobile street photography and art. It differs from our StreetsAhead column as that is a Women’s movement. StreetWise is multi gender. Like our other groups, we also have a Facebook group dedicated to StreetWise, this provides a platform for discussion on the techniques, aesthetics, and goals that all mobile photographers bring to this art form, link.

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

 

Buch-Akoundi is an Interior Designer with a background in fine arts, and a passion for mobile photography. Influenced by classical art and literature, she views mobile photography as not simply capturing moments as they happen, but as a marriage of dreams and visions from inner life and reality. Street photography, as a composite emerging from the speed of life, and what’s resonating within. 

Born in New York City where she still resides with her husband and two children, Buch-Akoundi recently founded hipstaNYC dedicated to Hipstamatic images of New York City, where people from all over the world can showcase their photographs of NYC. She has had photographs featured in mobile photography websites and web-magazines as well as international shows. 

 

Atwell has been passionate about the art, science and magic of photography since the time she was a child – at which time her father had converted a small bathroom into a darkroom.  For the past few years, she been captivated by the versatility, convenience, and creative potential of mobile photography.

In street photography, she enjoys the challenge of capturing the unexpected and also the necessity of being present moment to moment with the surrounding environment – whether it is the continual shifting of light and shadows or the instantaneous and fleeting expressions and postures of people on the street.

She has received several international photography awards and has had photographs featured in publication, mobile photography websites and web-magazines. She has also had photos exhibited in several cities – in the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Hungary, Belgium and Portugal.

Atwell also teaches yoga and owns a yoga studio in Seattle with her husband.

 

TheAppWhisperer is growing at a phenomenal rate and trying to include as much unique content and variety from the mobile photography and art world as our readers can possibly digest, you really don’t need to go anywhere else!  I have some more exciting news to announce shortly, stand by for that!

Please join us in warmly welcoming Ilana Buch-Akoundi and Lee Atwell to our TheAppWhisperer family. Welcome to you two, it feels so good to have you join us!

Ilana Buch-Akoundi

Lee Atwell

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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