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Through A New Lens: Works from the World-Wide Mobile Photography Movement Exhibition

I am so proud to announce the Perspective Gallery is to present “Through A New Lens”, an exhibition by seven internationally-recognized iPhoneographers. The exhibit, curated by my dear friend and museum professional, art historian and photographer, Gina Costa, demonstrates a broad range of styles and approaches used by mobile technology. Works range from traditional, “straight” photographs, to abstract and highly “apped” works of art. Visitors to the exhibition will observe the incredible span of possibilities mobile technology permits.


The evolution of mobile photography can be understood as the logical next step of developments in the history of photography. Technically, what preceded the mobile photography movement led naturally to its adoption, becoming an important world-wide art movement. The camera on mobile phones has redefined picture-making within this historical arc, and has shifted the discourse and boundaries of what we consider a “photograph”.

This exhibition provides a small glimpse to how a mobile device is not only a convenient device in one’s pocket, but also a powerful creative tool harnessed by these artists to redefine how we understand picture-making. The question before us now is: What is the next technical advancement mobile photography is paving the way for?

Exhibiting internationally known photographers are

Juta Jazz
Manuela Matos Montiero

Armineh Hovanesian
Oola Cristina Omichi
Jane Schultz

Stephen Murphy
Gina Costa

In-Person Opening Reception: Saturday, January 8, 2022, 5-7:00 pm

In-person attendance will be limited to 20 people. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend.

Talk by Exhibition Curator: Sunday, January 23, 2022, 2 pm CST

To register for the Curator’s Zoom talk, click here

About the Curator:

Gina Costa is a photographic artist, independent curator, and museum professional. Her photographs are featured in private collections across the United States and Europe, including the oldest and most prestigious archive of photography, The Alinari Archive, Firenze, Italia. She is a 2019 and 2018 recipient of the Julia Margaret Cameron award. Costa earned her graduate degrees in Art History from the University of Chicago. She has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago; She has taught art history at The University of Notre Dame and The University of Rochester, New York. Costa has written for numerous publications including Art Narratives, Collezione Maramotti, and the Catalogue for Fotografia Europa.

About Perspective Group and Photography Gallery

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Perspective Group and Photography Gallery is a not-for-profit, community-oriented cooperative whose purpose is to promote fine art photography. In addition to monthly group and featured artists exhibitions, the gallery features a guest speaker lecture series, monthly artist talks, an annual national juried exhibition, an annual invitational show; an annual Vicinity exhibition, and an annual juried show for Chicago-area high school students.

The members of Perspective Group and Photography Gallery bring a rich blend of experience and focus to the gallery. Members’ work has been shown at galleries, colleges, libraries and in publications and juried shows across the country and internationally. The artistic styles and techniques of the members include traditional film, digital, alternative processes, mixed media, collage and encaustic art.

Perspective Group and Photography Gallery, a 501(c)(3) organization, promotes the art of photography to the public with exhibitions, lectures, classes, and outreach while creating a dynamic and diverse community of photographers who share ideas and inspiration.

1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
United States of America

(224) 200-1155

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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]