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Mobile Photographer Gerry Coe Awarded Another Fellowship from the BIPP

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We are very excited today to learn that one of our community members, Gerry Coe, has received another Fellowship from the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) for a series of portraits captured and edited with his Apple iPhone.

BIPP is an internationally recognised qualifying organisation with over 100 years of experience in supporting and networking professional photographers.

Over the last 5+ years I have been working on a panel of street portraits, they have been taken in many locations around the world from Cuba, Mexico, Morocco, Germany, Northern Ireland and other locations. I was not really interested in what the people were doing, I was more interested in the life stories in their faces so I concentrated solely on closeup images. I always asked if I could take each persons portrait and if language allowed I would have a quick chat with them and explain what I was going to do with the images.This set of images became very personal to me as I have been a portrait photographer for most of my working life and I had never tried to gain a Fellowship in any form of portraiture so in the end I was able to combine my love of travel with my portraits. All but two of the images were taken using my iPhone and all the processing was done on the phone. I only used photoshop to resize prior to printing. I did all the printing myself onto Innova fine art paper“, explained Coe.

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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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