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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 3 December 2017

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In the UK we have a literary award of which, it is of no honour to win. It is the Bad Sex Award and each year since 1993 an author is honoured who has, in the opinion of the judges, produced an outstandingly bad scene of sexual description, in an otherwise good novel. The results of which, I always find interesting to read, notwithstanding the reviews too. Is it wrong to find it laudable?  This year one author and writer for The Guardian, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett claims the thought of being awarded the bad sex award has inspired her to work harder, she writes, Many women are acutely aware of what bad sex feels like because, I’m depressed to say, lots of us have experienced it first hand, and reading scenes where a female character is in raptures the minute the tip of a penis makes contact will always lead to raised eyebrows.”. The irony of this award is that it is actually getting harder to award it, many have said that the awards handed over this year for bad sex are actually not ‘too bad’. The best thing about this is that it is actually possible that male authors are paying more attention to the female experience and what a great thing that is, for all of us. This week Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group showcase is the opposite of a Bad Sex Award, there’s no self-doubt evident here, the result of this multimedia display is a groundbreaking thrust in the face of engaging the real world in new and surprising ways. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Louise Whiting, Andrea Koerner, Aylin Argun, Amanda Parker, Himanshu Roy, Tricia Dewey, jon jon, Carlein, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Armineh Hovanesian, Beate Goralczyk, Kate Zari Roberts, woltarise, Abdalis_3k60, Amy Ecenbarger, Alan Kastner, Jun Yamaguchi, David Hayes, Kathy Clay, Tomaso Belloni, Max Lazzi, Francesco Sambati, Fleur Schim, Lorenka Campos, Gabriele Rodriquez, Jeffrey Simpson, p.a.hamel, Tomaso Belloni, Alan Kastner, Marianne Rieter, Tuba Korhan, Poetic Medium, Clint Cline, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Gina Costa, Rene Valencia, Rob Pearson-Wright, Gianluca Ricoveri, Steven Gordon, Ile Mont, Sheldon Serkin, Pascale G, Amo iPhoneography, Basak Aytek, Margeurite Khoury.

Music this week is ‘Comme Tu Veux’ Andrea Wittgens

Untitled ©Louise Whiting

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