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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 16 August 2020

Walk with me.. I’ve been lecturing on Sophie Calle this week. Calle became known for creating emotional artwork from her own personal experiences. She once spontaneously followed and photographed a stranger, a man, all the way to Italy. Another time, she found a lost address book and interviewed and photographed everyone within it about the owner and then published the results in a French newspaper. One time, she chanced a job as a chambermaid in a Venetian hotel, just so she could photograph all the mess and details left behind. Even before my dear friend Tracey Emin portrayed her famous bed, Calle opened up her own bed and invited strangers to sleep in it and photographed and interviewed them post.  Calle’s project Take Care of Yourself leaves one feeling steeped in an innovative contemporary novel. A boyfriend had dumped her unceremoniously by email. He signed if off with the words ‘take care of yourself’. What she did next, became the catalyst of an art installation within the French pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2007. Her heartbreak diminished by distributing the email to 107 women professionals and followed by photographing them reading it. She then invited them to analyse it, according to their profession. The result was each woman critiqued the author based on their job set, a forensic psychiatrist claimed he was a ‘twisted manipulator’, his grammar was obliterated by a copy editor, he was appraised by a judge and even performed by an actress. At first Calle found the whole experience therapeutic “after I month I felt better, there was no suffering. It worked. The project had replaced the man”, she explained. Thus, human beings are interested in the human condition and I am interested in artists and their lives, because living as an artist requires extraordinary hard work or some good fortune to come your way…enjoy this weeks mobile photography and art showcase.

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

Gianluca Ricoveri, Deborah McMillion, soul_engine, Jill Lian, Susan Rennie, Rita Colantonio, Ahmed Jibal Manar, Sherianne100, Karen Axelrad, Hanni K, Vadim Demjianov, Catherine Caddigan, Laila, Jun Yamaguchi, Anastasia Potekhina, @lizanderson48, @one_two_bucklemyshoe, @cintia.malhotra, @micheldev, @ja_graham, @psychephoto – Robin Cohen, Eliza Badoiu, – Cynthia Morgan, Diane Neubauer, Cedric Blanchon, Chehalis Hegner, @patragraphy, @devine1225aaa, @marshadraws, Roberta Mitchell, Sarah Bichachi, Susan Latty.


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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: [email protected]


  • Suzanne

    Your article has inspired me to learn more about Cale’s work. I love and appreciate your site and its mission, and will share it with students of my smartphone photo classes!

  • Manuela Matos Monteiro

    Thank you @Joanne for bringing Sophie Calle! I am a fan of her work. 3 years ago I saw 2 extraordinary exhibitions in Les Rencontres d’Arles, the biggest and more ancient festival of photography in the world. The 2 projects were just amazing: in one of them she photographed the last image seen by blind people. In the other – video – she recorded the expression of people seeing the sea for the first time. She is a special artist! Thank you so much!