Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 21 March 2021

Marcel Proust describes, In Search of Lost Time, his own experiences of ‘involuntary memories‘, these are profound and unexpected glimpses of the past triggered by mundane and everyday experiences. Escaping time, is in essence the affect of ‘involuntary memories‘, they return us to past events.  Photography, is the perfect medium to use as the physical connection to illustrate and explore this. Susan Sontag pronounced that, all photographs are memento mori, to take a photograph is to participate in another persons (or things) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to times relentless melt. (Sontag, 1979: 15).   According to Roland Barthes photographs exist because something was there, something ‘that-has- been’ (Barthes, 1980: 77).  My challenge to you all this week (and I will formally announce this later in the week), is to make a ‘self portrait’ through objects. Please create a series of five images and include the tag #tawspobjects on Instagram. We’ll be taking a closer look at these over the coming weeks, please join in. For now, while you ponder all that, enjoy this weeks thrilling Mobile Photography and Art Showcase .

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.

Peter Wilkin,  Paul Yan, Tomaso Belloni, Jill Lian, Michael Beresin, Lorenka Campos, Rita Colantonio, Catherine Caddigan, Gianluca Ricoveri, Deborah McMillion, Jun Yamaguchi, Gabriele Rodriquez,ère, Clare Pickett, Rob Pearson-Wright, Juta Jazz, p.a. hamel, Judy Wahlberg, Susan Rennie, David Scott Leibowitz, Jennifer Graham, @aniraz95, Erik Lieber, @millymmills, Linda Hollier, Dina Alfasi, Melissa D Johnston, Sandra Wood, Wayman Stairs, Carol Schiraldi, @dreamsandfields, Cynthia Morgan, Fiona Christian, Joyce Harkin, @carlosrpaz, @optics_crisis, Clarisse Debout, @mitrydate, @marshadraws, Şengül Özdemir Bekmez, Juta Jazz, Damian De Souza, @patragraphy, Carol Wiebe, Eliza Badoiu, Susan Latty, Paul Suciu, @theartofmayte, Chris Sallquist, @axelbergk, Jenny Pieters, @iphonefineartphotography, Diane Adler Monheit, Clint Cline, Marieke van Diemen, Joy Sussman, Ile Mont, Marco Prado, Adrian McGarry, Marian Rubin, Janis Brandenburg, Silke Metz Artivist, @klimtt – M Cecilia São Thiago.

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