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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 27 September 2020

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Double Life a book-length photographic project by Kelli Connell has kept me entranced this week. At first, the viewer will imagine that the images are of shared moments in the life of two women, who possibly appear to be a couple. Then as each page is turned, we begin to realise that it’s not two […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 23 August 2020

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Not all self-portraiture includes the photographer, sometimes it is possible to use other people to stand in. I mentioned Sophie Calle‘s work last week and her series ‘Take Care of Yourself 2007-2009), is an example of this. Some photographers use people in a metaphoric sense, I’m thinking of Maria Kapajevea, in ‘A Portrait of the […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram/Flickr Group Showcase – 21 June 2020

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“Photography is a foreign language everyone thinks they speak“, DiCorcia (1993-1994) cited in Galassi (1995). Photography is a language, adopted as a means of expression and communication or as an accompaniment to words. It has its own set of grammatical rules and codes. How we read an image is determined by our own personal background […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 29 March 2020

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It is a glorious spring day outside, there was a beautiful dawn chorus emitting from the garden birds this morning, the flowering bushes are starting to blossom. There’s a cold east wind but the piercing sun heats up our glass roofed conservatory, where I am writing this column with so much warmth, I envisage I […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 16 February 2020

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Fatigue with the stress of life, current news, financial worries, sickness, broken relationships, abuse, wreak havoc. As I shot my (medicinal) drug needle miraculously through my fingernail instead of my thigh this week, I know and it hurts but there’s also something called ‘compassion fatigue’ in relation to photography. It is so called when people […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 26 January 2020

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“Genuinely, I couldn’t give a damn about wrinkles, or middle age or putting on weight or my first grey hairs or reading specs – these are reasons to celebrate”, said Dr Rachel Clarke, a palliative care doctor in her new moving memoir entitled ‘Dear Life’. These are very similar words that I heard from our […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 24 November 2019 –

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I live in a built up area, as you might imagine, but when I stopped off at a petrol station, in the dark and pouring rain, to fill my car up this week, I was silenced into hushed awe. I lined up a pump, got out and opened the filler cap, whilst the blond captivating […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 27 October 2019

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I spend everyday thinking creatively, as indeed all our readers do and I would go so far as to say, everyone does in somepart. What does surprise me is when writers bandy around the phrase ‘creative industries‘. I can honestly say, hand on heart, I don’t know of any ‘uncreative industries‘. Creativity is the most […]

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MIRA Mobile Prize 2019 – 7th Edition – Competition Results

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I am delighted to congratulate all the participants and winners in this years MIRA Mobile Prize. I was fortunate once again to be a member of this jury along with, Andrea Bigiarini, Dan Berman, Gina Costa, Giulia Baita and Luis Octavio Costa and I have been so impressed with all the entries, each year the […]

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry ‘Weep Holes’ by Andrea Cohen with Christine Mignon

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Weep Holes’ by Andrea Cohen. Cohen received an MFA from the University of Iowa. She is the author of the poetry collections Unfathoming (Four Way Books, 2017); Furs Not Mine (Four Way Books, 2015), winner of the 2016 Golden Crown Award for Poetry; Kentucky Derby (Salmon Poetry, 2011); Long Division (Salmon […]