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Mobile Photography and Art Flickr/Instagram Showcase – 24 May 2020

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“When in love, the sight of the beloved has a completeness which no words and no embrace can match : a completeness which only the act of making love can temporarily accomodate”, John Berger, Ways of Seeing, 1972. The way in which we see things is affected by what we already know or what we believe we know. By making a distinction between imagery and text as information systems, we know that seeing comes before words but when you read a sentence, you read it from beginning to end, in a linear way; you don’t repeatedly return to different words within the sentence and reread them. When you look at an image, your eye returns to certain elements again and again, as if you’re trying to re-experience it. There’s a sense of an ‘eternal return’ within an image, an enchanted aspect that doesn’t function within the normal flow of time. Time is repeated, looped, closed in a circle. We live with images upon our walls, we fall in love with them, time after time, we never get bored with them. “In a painting all its elements are there to be seen simultaneously. The spectator may need time to examine each element of the painting but whenever he reaches a conclusion the whole painting is there to qualify or reverse his conclusion“. As unfailingly as ever, I’ve fallen in love anew this week with the incredible images featured within our showcase. I want to personally thank all of the featured talented artists for submitting your works.

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 #theappwhisperer.

@lizanderson48, Jenny Pieters, @ja_graham, Rosie Karel – @rosiekimages, Roberta Mitchell, Jack Mallon, Jormain Cady, Jane Schultz, @marshadraws – Marsha Estes, Judy Lurie Wahlberg, Paul Suciu – @rain.is.poetry, Brice Duncan – @briceduncanart, @mturner – Martha Turner, Eliza Tsistimeaua Badoiu,  @patragraphy, @marymodale – Dale Botha, @mitrydate, @freeze_moments7, @mobilestorytelling – Angie Lambert, @klimtt – M. Cecilia Säo Thiago, @selene.g.vicente – Selene Vicente, @realityfragments, Nadvodnuk Galina – @nadvodnuk, Lara Khatchikian, @withflowersinherphone – Nicole Bradbery, Sarah Bichachi, @tatteredphotographs, @blackbulbbrett, @wemarriage_goddess – Bridget Robertson, @lafleur_de_violette – Dawn Bryne, @ilemusi – Ile Mont, Alon Goldsmith, Dina Alfasi, @ange_ombre, @just_flow, Vadim Demjianov, Jun Yamaguchi, Lydia Cassatt, Laila, Aka Tman, Allyson Marie, Fleur Schim, Rita Colantonio, Karen Axelrad, Louise Whiting, Kathy Clay, Debara Splendorio, suite116, Yasuo Furue, Susan Rennie, Jill Lian, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, p.a.hamel, Catherine Caddigan, Clint Cline.

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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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