Assignment – ‘Hope’ – Result and Fifth Essay with M. Cecilia São Thiago for our Forthcoming Book – Away with Words

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With four chapters behind us, we are delighted to publish our fifth chapter for our forthcoming book ‘Away with Words’, this will be published early next year.

Our assignment for this chapter was ‘Hope’ and we have selected M. Cecilia São Thiago’s image from the selection we were sent, as we feel it epitomises this subject, for our fifth of twelve 1000 word essays, personally written by myself.

This non fiction work merges discursive scholarship with what may be construed as personal flights of fancy. That is not to say it will disappoint, moreover I have given myself a far and wide range to delve into photography, literature, art, theory, design and music as I tease out my own offbeat associations and at the same time astutely tune into each mobile photographers key tropes and artfully deconstruct their imagery. I thus begin:

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Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist – First Video of Works – with Maria Cecilia de São Thiago @klimtt

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We are delighted to publish our first video showcase from our Portrait of an Artist group by new editor Maria Cecilia de São Thiago. She has selected the very best images from our dedicated Flickr Group as well as our Instagram Group. Please take a look at this video and the high level of work that continues to astound us. If you would like to be featured, in the future, please ensure you’re contributing your images to these groups so we can find and include your work. Huge thanks and many congratulations to M Cecilia Sao Thiago and to all she has included here. (foreword by Joanne Carter – TheAppWhisperer).

 

“It was during the 6th century BC that the first versions of circuses and this type of entertainment appeared. Gathering at the Circus Maximus in Rome, 150,000 people attended performances.

From the magician to the madman, from the little teacher to the strange neighbor, from the eccentric aunt to childhood best friend, from Mimico to the trapeze artist, almost everyone seems to me here.

They are all part of a movie in which only children are real characters, as if only they are actually able to understand what is around us”. Maria Cecilia de São Thiago.

Pictures included in the video, in order of appearance: 

Eliza Tsitsimeaua-Badoiu @elizabadoiu, M Duyulmus @mduyulmus_stbenoitsb, Filiz Ak @filizakart,  Joe LeGrand @joe.legrand61,  Fatma Korkut @fadik___,  Roger Guetta‎ @draman,  Alisa Williams @alisasmithwilliams, Isabel Afonso‎ @imaco57, Damian De Souza @remintrusions,  Paul Gatter  @paul_gatter, Sarah Bichachi‎ @sarahbichachi, Manfred Koschabek‎,  Ile Mont‎ @ilemusi, Jenny Pieters @sodium_light22, Claú Clará @clau_clara,  Damian De Souza @remintrusions, Catherine Caddigan @catherinecaddigan, Nanette Atienza‎, Piotr Pyczek @ipiotrxs, DiNA ALFASi @dinalf, Kim -UK @berleyart, Vicki Cooper @vadqcooper Susan Latty‎ @pause.and.breathe

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 7 July 2019

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“I told you I was ill‘, my favourite black comedy quote, written by Spike Milligan, engraved into gravestone. For many, health anxiety is a compartment of life – a dark cell – usually totally separate from their day-to-day self. Of course, there’s a lot to be anxious about in the world today and this phenomena shows no sigh of shrinking. Psychoanalyst Michael Currie notes that we rarely deal with the causes of anxiety – job insecurity for example, or social isolation – when trying to treat it. Writing in The Monthly, he says: “Anxiety-as-disease is treated much like an infection, as if the symptoms were a bacterium that should be eradicated.” The novelist William Boyd identifies the human condition as walking a tightrope between happiness and unhappiness. As glib as it sounds, I have always appreciated most of all the state of happiness, and never more so than when with my family and friends. And I was lucky enough to feel its power this morning at 4.20 am when my eighteen year old son returned home from a weeks holiday in Cyprus with friends, he came in and hugged me really hard, having missed me, I could feel the strength of his body, as I felt so small enveloped into him. Sigh, the sleepless week was worth it…(I tell myself). Anxiety can be crippling and next week when I am forced to stop and lay down on a hospital bed for day surgery, I will be thinking of this fabulous showcase that I have had the privilege to create with your art. The greatest stress buster, in my opinion, is art and each one of these artists knows that only too well. Enjoy!

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 #mobilephotographyandimagery.

Lydia Cassatt, Elaine Taylor, Mieke Elzinga @elzingamieke, Laura Peisch @isnob, Deb Field, Raul Barrios – @raulbar, @raveninnyc – Lori, @before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Lou Ann Donahue – @Imgdonahue, @klmitt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, @elizabadoiu – Eliza Badoiu, Jun Yamaguchi, Andy Alexandre, Eloi Batista Fotografo, Giancarlo Beltrame, Jeremy Cassell, Lorenka Campos, Joseph Cyr, Linda Hollier, Tomaso Belloni, Fleur Schim, Gianluca Ricoveri, Susan Rennie, Deborah McMillion, Poetic Medium, Catherine Caddigan, Hanni K, Judy Wahlberg, p.a. hamel, Nick Kenrick, Paul Yan, Ian Clarke, David DeNagel.

Music this week is ‘We are One’ ©DizzyX

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