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The force of art is the single most important fuel for the entire world. And yet, the single thing artists have in common with other artists today, is additional employment*. Simply because the value of art has become harder to elevate. Influential artists today, are as yesterday, grounded, with their sights set beyond the advancement of their own careers but on continued development, utilising their status to extend their network to help others. TheAppWhisperer was built almost ten years ago and continues to thrive and support a viral network of mobile photographers and artists throughout the world. Without the support of our donors, our economic engine would die out. And that’s the case for so many artists in the world today, more so than ever before, the explosion of social media and social networks have helped create notoriety for many artists but not necessarily helped them to pay their bills.

One of the many areas of art that I personally love to explore is writing about photographers and their art, as I have done so many times for Vogue and a host of international and national titles. But to find an outlet that will pay me, what is needed to create such as article has now become extinct. My articles at Vogue are timeless, they’re beautiful, they’re profound and they bring me huge inner strength and pride. Many photographers use my quotes in their work thereafter, elevating their own photography to new heights and that fuels my passion. Take a look here as just one example.  I know personally many other gifted artists who continue to struggle to be paid, in fact my email box has began to overflow with tales of artists writing to me of their deepest depression, particularly at this time of year, and that’s so wrong, it vexes me.

Another thing I am hugely proud of is our Online Gallery and Print Sales store. We built this from the ground up, and we feature Award Winning Mobile Artists from around the world. Each collection is meticulously scrutinised before we accept the artist, because we know it’s only the highest levels of art that Collectors will purchase. And we also know that it’s the Collectors who are the single most important force in the art world. Take a look at our Online Gallery here. Why not select some art for purchase? Help and support these artists who give their all.

I am proud of so many things we do at TheAppWhisperer, not least and including our Mobile Photographer & Mobile Artist Portfolio. This is the largest and most comprehensive portfolio of mobile photographers and mobile artists throughout the world and we are constantly updating this. Take a look here.

The British as a nation do not like to ask for help and support, our stiff upper lip, keep calm, carry on, mentality is our ethos but that’s no longer enough anymore. We need to make a stand, for all of us.

If you would like us to continue to deliver the very best mobile photography journalism that you have learned to love and the world needs. Then please consider supporting us with either a recurring commitment or a single contribution whenever you can. Each contribution is highly prized and we thank you from the bottom of our heart.

If you’re a media outlet and you would like to employ my writing skills, please get in touch, #letsvalueallartists joanne@theappwhisperer.com

 

*’What do most artists have in common? A second job‘ The Guardian, Zofia Niemtus, 18/12/18

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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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