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Influenced by Susan Sontag, Maggie Nelson and Elaine Scarry, ‘The Art of the Body’ by Alexander Allison has perhaps been my fastest read yet. Not that there’s any race with reading, but sometimes, it’s so impossible for me to put a book down, that even when making dinner, I’ll prop a book open and this is what happened to me during this further week of lock down 2020. ‘The Art of the Body’ is a book about a woman, Janet, who cares a lot. She cares about what people think of her, she cares about the opportunities she’s wasted, she cares about the hurt she’s caused. But Janet is also paid to care – she’s responsible for the welfare of Sean, a young artist, living and working with Cerebral Palsy. The story explores dignity and art through an intimate examination of bodies at their most vulnerable. It’s a tale of all that really matters, the relationship between art and the body, becoming intimate with a body in a non sexual way, at times it’s an uncomfortable read but it’s so finely written and so resonant now. Sometimes, as artists, when our brief is so specifically limited, the art that we create becomes immensely affecting, so deft and the ultimate release. Whether you’re disabled or able bodied, art is a life-changer. Stay well, stay safe, stay at home.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

mitrydate, @iamerikabrown, @robertamitchel9675, @klimtt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, @remintrusions – Damian De Souza, @dinalf – Dina Alfasi, @nat.viola, @rodolfo.alcaraz, @claretaylor_ct, Filiz At, Jane Schultz, Susan Latty, Eliza Badoiu, Jennifer Graham, Ece Mizrakci, Janis Brandenburg, Jennifer Bracewell, be23mo, @artistunvield, Rita Colantonio, Kathy Clay, @anandamoy chatterji, Jun Yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Marguerite Khoury, Clint Cline, Lindy Ginn, Deborah McMillion, Vadim Demjianov, Karen Axelrad, Erik Viggh, Laila, Meri Walker, Gianluca Ricoveri, Judy Wahlberg, Chris Feichtner, Susan Rennie, Oola Cristina, Catherine Caddigan.

Music this week is ‘Don’t leave home’ by Dido

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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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