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Mobile Photography & Art – New ‘Deadpan’ Assignment for our Forthcoming Book ‘Away with Words’

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Whilst I am busy completing the seventh and eighth chapter (I apologise, I am a little behind) with our selected images for our previous assignments #ladylike and #belonging, I would like to announce our brand new assignment for the next chapter in our soon to be published book entitled ‘Away with Words’.  Our new assignment is ‘Deadpan’. We would like to see your interpretations of this assignment.

Deadpan… essentially this genre of photography means devoid of emotion. Its a subject that exists but it seems empty. There’s no happiness and there’s no sorrow. It is honest work. It is detached art. It asks more questions than it offers. I have included one of my own images below that I feel represents this aesthetic, but I want to see yours.

Please note that this section is not a ‘typical challenge’ section, this is a professional assignment for our forthcoming book ‘Away with Words’. This new book will feature twelve photographs selected from a monthly assignment challenge, each accompanied by no less than a 1000 word essay.  

To take part please send your image(s) to my email address – joannetheappwhisperer@protonmail.com and/or to Instagram with this hashtag #tawdeapan. At the end of each month, we will gather the images that have been contributed and select one for this immersive critique.

I will personally write this essay with over 1000 words. Each critique will identify the elements, contextual meaning of these elements, interpretation and conclusion. Each critique will then be published not only on TheAppWhisperer, the world’s most popular mobile photography & art website but also throughout our vast social media channels. At the end of the year, we will publish a book featuring all of these critiques. As you can appreciate each critique will take some time to create well, so we ask, if you would like to take part to donate £10 per image that you submit (there is no limit to the number of images you submit), we feel this is fair. To do this, just select the appropriate allowance at the bottom of our donation section at the end of this post.

To date we have published chapters by the following artists: Rita Colantonio, Valeria Cammareri, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Peter Wilkin, Becky Menzies.

To read some of our previously published chapters, please go here.

‘Deadpan’ ©Joanne Carter

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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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