Photo London 2019 Interview with William A Ewing, Mary McCartney and Stephen Shore

This morning I was invited to the Press Conference of Photo London 2019, now in its fifth year (and despite Brexit) continuing to grow at a brisk rate.

Over 100 exhibitors including many of the world’s leading galleries are on display. Stephen Shore presents a special exhibition of new and unseen works as Master of Photography. There’s a new curatorial focus resulting in the strongest fair to date with 25 solo presentations. There is also a strong support for emerging galleries and artists via the Discovery section. The Public Programme includes special exhibitions featuring Roger Fenton, Vivian Maier, Gavin Turk, Eamonn Doyle and Josh Haner.

Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad, the Founding Directors of Photo London, said “We are delighted to annouce such an outstanding line-up of exhibitors and special projects for our fifth edition and deeply honoured to present Stephen Shore as our 2019 Master of Photography. As his recent retrospective at MOMA admirably demonstrated, Shore is a truly pioneering photographer who has consistently pushed the boundaries of image making throughout a long and successful career. His Photo London show continues that process presenting work made since his MOMA retrospective.

In its first five years, Photo London has firmly established itself as a world-class photography fair and an important destination for everyone who is curious about he past, present and especially the future of photography:  the great democratic art form of our age. Surveying this superb group of artists and exhibitors we are particularly delighted to have strengthened the Fair through an insistence on quality and to have retained our strong international focus with photography from Iran, South Africa, Scandinavia, Latin America, Taiwan and Japan. We very much look forward to welcoming visitors to Somerset House this week.”

There are a host of talks throughout the work at Photo London, with photographers including Martin Parr, Mitch Epstein, Susan Meiselas, Nick Brandt, Gavin Turk, Erwin Olaf and many more. There really is so much to see and to do. I highly recommend you pay a visit if you’re able to. I will most likely pop back over the weekend, so let me know if you’re attending too.

For me, personally, it was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with my friend Mary McCartney, we used to work together a while ago and following our conversation this morning, we’ll be working together again very soon. I filmed her interview with William A Ewing and Stephen Shore during the conference and you can watch that below.


Video Interview


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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]

One Comment

  • Carol Wiebe

    Joanne, you are truly a bridge that excels at making connections between a whole host of intriguing, creative people and institutions that thrive on promoting them. I am quite taken with the idea of photography as the great democratic art form of our age. It is true—photography allows such wide participation, a large range of skill sets, and an almost infinite spectrum of sensibilities.