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Mobile Photography and Art Flickr/Instagram Showcase – 10 May 2020

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‘Literature is the most powerful means we have for communicating consciousness’, said author Garth Greenwell. The author of a new book, ‘Cleanness’ which I have yet to read, as I am currently rereading his debut ‘What belongs to you’, a book that has served Greenwell, so well.  It’s not the subject that draws me as much as the equisite literature that soaks every line. However, I believe good art can be the most powerful means we have for communicating consciousness. The kind of art that worms its way into a person’s being, art that imbues our lives, illuminating our innermost thoughts with eloquence, compassion. Art teaches us to be more nurturing towards ourselves as we strive to make the best of our circumstances: be it, frustrated ambitions, imperfections of age. Art shows us the palpable virtue of life as we’re forced to lead it. It is the advertising for the things we really need and none are more so apparent than in this weeks Showcase.

I want to personally thank all of the featured talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. Together, as we exchange our vision, our fears, our hopes and our dreams, we become one.

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.

Susan Latty (@pause.and.breathe), Jenny Pieters (@sodium_light22), @iphonefineartphotography, Mimi Svanberg (@imagomimago), Clau Clara, Gummy Sangkamee (@gummymitthai), Marsha Estes (@marshadraws), M. Cecilia Sao Thiago (@klimtt), Chehalis Hegner (@chehalishegner), pa.hamel, @patsiva, Monsieur Georges (@mazetman), Diane Neubauer (@diane.neubauer), Meri Walker (@iphoneartgirl), Rodolfo Alcarz (rodolfo.alcaraz), Sakont Sangkamee (@sakont), Eliza Badoiu (@eliza.tsistimeauau), John Nieto (@john.nieto), Piotr (@ipiotrxs), Robin Cohen (@psychephoto), Louise Whiting (@louisewhitingiphoneart), J Williamson (wmson2000_art), Jennifer Graham (@ja_graham), Elizabeth Saucier (@elizabethsaucierart), @ange_ombre, Dina Alfasi (@dinalf), Lorenka Campos, Janis Brandenburg, Sarah Bichachi, Mariette Schrijver, Deb Dresler (@debdresler), Amo (@amopassicos), Paul Johnson (@pol.ocho), Catherine Caddigan, Linda Hollier, Rita Colantonio (jules4921), Paul Suciu (@rain.is.poetry), Oxana Guryanova (@guryanova_phone), Deb Field, mitrydate, Bridget Robertson (@wemarriage_goddess), Lee Atwell, Andy Alexandre, Jun Yamaguchi, Sherrianne100, Vadim Demjianov, Sarah Kuhn, Clint Cline, Laila, Susan Rennie, Jill Lian, Gianluca Ricoveri, Judy Wahlberg, Dragan Fly, Hanni K, Jane Schultz, Isabel Afonso.

Music this week ‘To and From’ ©Stanton Lanier

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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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