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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 11 October 2020

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Forty two years ago, in 1978, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) delivered a press release for a photographic exhibition presenting major shifts in photography over the previous twenty years. John Szarkowski was head of the photography department at MOMA at the time and he believed that these changes were repositioning photography as an artform in America, calculating a new cutting edge structure to the medium. “The two creative motives that have been contrasted here are not discrete. Ultimately each of the pictures in this book is part of a single, complex, plastic tradition. Since the early days of that tradition, an interior debate has contested issues parallel to those illustrated here. The prejudices and inclinations expressed by the pictures in the is book suggest positions that are familiar from older disputes. In terms of the best photography of a half-century ago, one might say that Alfred Stieglitz is the patron of the first half of this book and Eugène Atget of the second. In either case, what artist could want a more distinguished sponsor? The distance between them is to be measured not in terms of the relative force or originality of their work but in terms of their conceptions of what a photograph is: is it a mirror, reflecting a portrait of the artist who made it, or a window though which one might better know the world?” he said in a press excerpt describing the use of the camera to explore the self and the world. This was and remains a fascinating insight into windows and mirrors.  On an elemental level, a mirror photograph could be understood as being one in which you learn more about yourself, as opposed to a window photograph, perhaps demonstrating protests on the streets. But it is not as simplistic as that, the terms can intermingle, depending to a large extent on how we view images based on our own interpretations and life experiences. In this weeks mobile photography and art showcase, you’ll see many mirror and window images as mobile photographers and artists throughout the world have created visually compelling, ravishing imagery evoking moods, sensitively, so well.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. 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.

@rain.is.poetry, Jormain Cady – @jormain, @ilemusi – Ile Mont, Diane Neubauer, Janis Brandenburg Lee, Carol Wiebe, Eliza Badoiu, Jack Mallon, @before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, @pause.and.breathe – Susan Latty, @luison_street, @ja_graham – Jennifer Graham, @astoriahysteria, @klimtt – M. Cecilia Säo Thiago, Jennifer Bracewell – @_jenbeezy_, @gol_den232, @odinvadim, Jenny Pieters – @sodium_light, @sandralbmartins – Violet Martins, @remintrusions – Damian De Souza, @humancanvas232, Marian Said Rubin @marian.rubin_photography, @wmson2000_art, @withflowersinherphone, @eveofthefuture, @vastumarco – Marco Prado, Robin Robertis, Jun Yamaguchi, Rob Pearson-Wright, @Md.Nahidul Islam, Peter Wilkin, Enrique Reyes Belzunce, @anandamoy chatterji, @darioferrini, Rita Colantonio, Catherine Caddigan, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, @theiPhoneartgirl – Meri Walker, Gianluca Ricoveri, Susan Rennie, G R Fotos.

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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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