Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 17 November 2019

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I was delighted this week to learn that 45 year old Ivorian artist, Joana Choumali has become the first African photographer to scoop the Prix Pictet prize, winning with a series of embroidered photographs responding to the trauma of terrorist attacks in Ivory Coast in 2016. The series is entitled ‘Ca va aller‘ – meaning – ‘it will be ok‘, a reference to stoical reaction to adversity that she said permeated Ivorian culture. Her images were printed onto canvas and then later embroidered with stitches directly onto the surface. Combining photographic imagery with fabric and therefore, creating ‘conceptual portraits‘. She created this work ‘as a need to process the pain‘. She said ‘each stitch was a way to recover, to lay down the emotions, the loneliness and mixed feelings I felt‘. Her work is stunning but what particularly interested me was the way it helped her to process her inner pain. I believe pain is the root to many artists’ work, whether that be pictorial, sculpture or the written word and I refuse to believe anyone who tells me, and they frequently do, that it has no place – it has every place. I am luckily enough to be invited to many exhibitions and shows around the world and earlier this year, I attended the opening of Tracey Emin’s brutal portraits of female pain exhibition ‘a fortnight of tears‘. I spoke with her and discussed her work. Her background repeats in much of her art and as she gets older, also the sleeplessness, exhaustion, whirling anxieties and the fear of running out of time contribute. The power of female art has become vital for women and not ‘just‘ artists but for all women. French writer and poet Andre Breton once described Frida Kahlo’s art as a ‘ribbon around a bomb‘, I say, standby for the blast…

I hope you all love this weeks mobile photography and art showcase as much as I do. 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.

Chhororo, klimtt – Cecilia Sao Thiago, Jun Yamaguchi, Sebastian Burczyk, Clint Cline, woltarise, borisbschulz2009, Catha Li, Catherine Caddigan, Deborah McMillion, Lorenka Campos, Sherrianne100, Hanni K, Southfield Photos, Laila, Rita Colantonio, I-C-Things – David Starling, Gianluca Ricoveri, Judy Wahlberg, Susan Rennie, p.a.hamel, Jane Schultz, Marguerite Khoury, Vadim Demjianov, psychephoto – Robin Cohen, kathyc2136, Eliza Badoiu, Anca Balaj, J A Graham, @filizakart – Filiz Ak, @schwitter.li, @pause.and.breathe – Susan Latty, mitrydate, Rosalie Heller, Diane Neubauer, Judy Wahlberg.

Music this week ‘You mean the world to me’ – Freya Ridings

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 5 November 2017

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This weeks Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase demonstrates the beauty of mobile art and mobile photography, fitting together, perfectly. It is testament to the reputation of all of the artists within our community. It’s poised, unflappable and inturn, changes a good showcase, into a perfect one.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Sergiy Beliayev, Oola Cristina, Lydia Cassatt, borisbschulz2009, Alan Kastner, Larissa Paschoalli, Jeronimo Sanz, Dieuwke Geervliet, Karen Axelrad, Sina, Catha Li, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Thomas Toft, Roger Guetta, Jun Yamaguchi, Catherine Caddigan, Eliza Badoiu, Christine Padmore, Misty Pittman, Paul Yan, Lydia Cassatt, Em Kachouro, carlein, Pascale G, Lorenka Campos, Robert Eckhardt, Valeria CAmmareri, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Shel Serkin, Pascale G, Juta Jazz, Tomaso Belloni, yaesmbrut, Allyson Marie, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Armineh Hovansian, Margeurite Khoury, Kate Zari Roberts, Vanessa Vox, Nicolas Xanthos, Clint Cline, Alvin Blas, Gianluca Ricoveri, Giancarlo Beltrame, Deborah McMillion, woltarise, Barbara Nebel, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, p.a.hamel, Clare Pickett, Y F, Jill Lian, Ile Mont, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 29 October 2017

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This week has been an interesting one, half way through it I spoke with highly talented mobile artist, Jane Schulz on the telephone. Now hearing is not my forte, as many of you know, it comes with the territory of being severely to moderately deaf but I do try. I like to think of myself more as a listener. Anyway, between the bumps, silences and crashes of our telephone call, we discussed the ‘state’ of mobile photography and art today, not so much the talent, which rises each week but more the state of the community. To me, the community is the most important area, it’s one where we conjoin, work as one, support and nurture, laugh, share and take pleasure, together. Lately, it’s felt a little fragmented and there are an assortment of reasons for this. However, I didn’t really want to focus on those, I wanted us to focus on the positives and to bring it back and grow it even more. So, I steered and suggested to Schultz, we create a fabulous new post, honouring ThanksGiving, by thanking each and everyone of us, similar to our New Years Eve Resolutions post but with the emphasis on thanks. Schultz agreed and suggested we expand it across all of the spheres of the mobile photography community. Many of you would have received invitations from me to participate in TheAppWhisperer version of this – if you have not, then please take a look at our New Years Eve resolution page, and basing it on ThanksGiving, please think about what positive affects the Mobile Photography and Art Community has had on your life, send me a few sentences and also one image representing your thoughts. If you’ve received invitations from anywhere else within the community, please try to honour those too. Essentially, we are one and together we are a formidable positive force. #Together #LoveWins #RiseUP

Our Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group is central to our community and this weeks showcase is literally a cathartic crescendo of togetherness, thank you all.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Joseph Cry, Lawrence Lazare, Boris Nazarenko, Isabel Afonso, Anastasia Potekhina, Gothic Swan, Dixon Hamby, soul_engine, Christine Padmore, street level, woltarise, Catherine Caddigan, borisbschulz2009, jun yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Clint Cline, Luison, Paul Yan, Manfred Majer, Catha Li, Basak Aytek, Albion Harrison-Naish, Tricia Dewey, Jill Lian, Julia Nathanson, Klaudia Cechini, Trish Korous, Michael Trombley, Buzz Kills, Marguerite Khoury, Gianluca Ricoveri, Manuela Basaldella, Barbara Nebel, Brett Chenoweth, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Kate Zari Roberts, Vanessa Vox, Dieuwke Geervliet, Amanda Parker, Roger Guetta, Tuba, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Deborah McMillion, Joseph Cyr.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 15 October 2017

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This weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase coexists with a persistent, inherent aurora of promise. It’s not all about the foreplay, the climactic punchline is hastened but not too rapidly. This is is a smart and very satisfying showcase, enjoy!

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Allyson Marie, Jun Yamaguchi, Francesco Sambati, Luison, Paul Yan, Dina Alfasi, Isabel Afonso, Kate Zari Roberts, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Christine Padmore, Deborah McMillion, Catha Li, Jill Lian, Catherine Caddigan, Lorenka Campos, Riamolde, Amo iPhoneography, Tuba Korhan, Mirza Kafi, David Hayes, Clint Cline, Shel Serkin, Gabriele Rodriquez, Trish, Poetic Medium, Gothic Swan, Alla Crashenkova, borisbschulz2009, Gianluca Ricoveri, Karen Axelrad, Valeria Cammareri, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Brett Chenoweth, Sergiy Beliayev, Basak Aytek, Francesco Sambati, street level.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 23 July 2017

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“The desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet“, as said by Alan … Read more Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 23 July 2017

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