A message from Paula Lumbard, a benefactor of TheAppWhisperer…


My eyes filled with tears as I read this message on Facebook from one of my dear friends and long time benefactor to TheAppWhisperer. Paula is a woman who employs the same quantity and quality of time into her business as I do within TheAppWhisperer. Like Paula, I don’t avoid tough challenges, I don’t fear breaking the rules, I never allow artists to limit their potential, more than anything, I try to increase every artists resilience in their own art and I adore doing so. Paula’s contributions have helped to keep TheAppWhisperer afloat in many dire times. Right now, it’s hard for artist’s to support others and many of our backers have had to take a step back, to make ends meet in their own lives and we are proud of them for doing so.

We are grateful for each and every donation, no matter the size. It helps us to know that what we’re doing is something you value, something you love and it helps to keep us motivated too. Just like Paula and her business, it takes hundreds of hours each month to continue to do all that we can for each and every artist and whether we receive donations or not, that won’t stop, we will always put you first but if you are able and you find yourself buoyed by this labour of love, please consider becoming a patron with a recurring monthly donation, we can help each other. Your support makes all the difference. Thank you Paula for inspiring me to do this.

This is what Paula wrote:

“Dear App Whisperer Friends, I am not a photographer but an appreciator with a back ground in art criticism, art history and film making. I write you now because I am a great appreciator of the work you all do and have even more gratitude for the work Joanne Carter does here. As the owner of a boutique footage company I know the hours of work, talent and toil that goes into the work Joanne does. I am asking you all to donate to her site. She deserves financial support for the exposure and support she gives you. Joanne asks nothing back, but I am asking you to acknowledge her hard work. So often the work women do is taken for granted or under valued. Joanne is a leader in the Mobile Art World, it is time she is recognized and paid for her work on your behalf. I donate monthly to honor and acknowledge another artist and art appreciator. will you??”


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: