MAJE Florence & Rome Exhibitions and Awards. The Winners

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As a proud member and a president of the Jury (along with Manuela Matos Monteiro and Cadu Lemos) for this exhibition in Florence and Rome, I am delighted to announce the winners for all sections, huge congratulations to you! M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Helen Breznik, Adelino Marques, Frederic Deschenes, Juta Jazz, Paula Broom, Roger Guetta, Amo Passicos and Jane Schultz.

The exhibition will be held inside the ancient medieval cloister of the Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte – Florence – Italy from 5 April to 19 April 2018. The Rome Exhibition will take place between 11 May – 12 May 2018.

Many thanks to Andrea Bigiarni for bringing this experience to life!

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 10 March 2018

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Sometimes when curating and putting together our mobile photography and art showcase, as I work long hours, tiredness creeps in and it’s at those times when semi consciousness takes over and the real creativity happens. I think this is the case for many artists, creativity can not be turned on and off with the flick of switch, sometimes it takes a while for it to start building and smouldering and as the heat builds and builds it becomes the all encompassing climax of our vigorous lives. There is much talent in this showcase, matched with fierce, compassionate and revelatory art. Enjoy this piercingly tender film, it’s one that will make you laugh, cry and reflect on what life is all about and for me, that’s kindness, rooted in true respect for human dignity and equality – a society without kindness would be a much sadder place. Love to you all, always…

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

Sheldon Serkin, Deborah McMillion, Ginger Lucero, YF, Clint Cline, Mirza Kafi, Jean Hutter, Joseph Cyr, Sergiy Beliayev, Marietjie du Toit, Jill Lian, Amo Passicos, Kat McClelland, Mark Walton1, woltarise, Kate Zari Roberts, Vadim Demjianov, Nncy McClure, Jun Yamaguchi, Sarah Kuhn, Din Alfasi, Hanni K, Catherine Caddigan, Tomaso Belloni, Poetic Medium, jon jon, Amy Ecenbarger, Damian De Souza, Clare Pickett, Donna Coburn, Lorenka Campos, borisbschulz2009, Gianluca Ricoveri.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 4 March 2018

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I’ve been really excited this week because I have created a new interview platform within TheAppWhisperer that allows artists to answer the textual questions we ask, visually and the results have been spectacular. I have wanted to do this for sometime. As I explained elsewhere on the internet, my thought processes behind this format of interview are based on not only my life experiences but also on some of my professional qualifications. I have been surrounded my entire life by people who find communicating in a neurotypical way, difficult. I believe and have always believed that the onus is on the person trying to interpret what is being communicated, to understand. Just as a profoundly deaf person uses sign language to communicate with another, to understand, we also need to acquire it, so we can transcribe their thoughts and communicate ours to them. There is an integral part of our society who share difficulties with communication and because of this, many struggle with relationships and this hinders not only their own but also our life experiences. Many of you will be aware of Temple Grandin, in Thinking in Pictures, she explains “words are like a second language for me”. Many years ago, I shared an audience with her, a truly remarkable presence. I am not suggesting here, for one moment that visual artists are on the autistic spectrum, it is far more complex than that but I am aware that their images, portray their best chance of being understood. Therefore, if we are to truly embrace all of society, we need to allow them to communicate to us, in their natural default way and we need to think laterally and to re-skill. Language can be the barrier, it is up to us to lower the fence if we are to truly unriddle their psyches. When we enter an art gallery, rarely are we met with an oral interpretation of the images displayed on the walls. There’s almost a silence, with many people gathered around a painting as each of their brains scramble to decipher what they are viewing. It’s an observation that is fascinating to view and it is one that visual artists also find compelling, you’ll see many examples of this in our weekly showcase of mobile photography and art. The world needs all of us, we are all interested in art, the great mobile artists that we see here, in this weeks mobile photography and art showcase, are not so much theologians as brilliant analysts of the human heart.

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

Lorenka Campos, yaesmbrut, Sheldon Serkin, David DeNagel, Clint Cline, Tomaso Belloni, Lydia Cassatt, Jun Yamaguchi, Louise Whiting, Gabriele Rodriquez, Amo Passicos, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Joseph Cyr, Kathy Clay, Cathrine Halsor, Paul Yan, Kate Zari Roberts, Catherine Caddigan, Karen Axelrad, Borisbschulz2009, p.a.hamel, Vanessa Vox, Amanda Parker, Gianluca Ricoveri, Susan Rennie, Jill Lian, Juta Jazz, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Heather McAlister, Marianne Rieter.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 18 February 2018

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We have a choice, to give ourselves permission to go where ever our thoughts take us and when we do that, we can feel the incredibly rush of creativity and excitement this exists within all of us. My body, my choice, turn your fears into excitement, your anxieties into enthusiasm and your passion into energy. The artists in this weeks Showcase have done just that, this is a sumptuous, glorious portrayal of mobile photography and art, today. Each image is individually powerful and together they are extraordinary, rarely have I seen love of art so palpably expressed. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

Vanessa Vox, Ralf Παῦλος, Amo Passicos, Nick Kenrick, Jun Yamaguchi, woltarise, Amy Ecenbarger, Lorenka Campos, Deborah McMillion, Juta Jazz, Clint Cline,  Sergiy Beliayev, sculptorli, Jill Lian, Valeria Cammareri, Luison, Karen Axelrad, Tuba, Poetic Medium, Kate Zari Roberts, Gianluca Ricoveri, Damian De Souza,  Susan Rennie, Catherine Caddigan, borisbschulz2009, Candice Railton, Barbara Nebel, Paul Yan, Gina Costa, Kristie Michele Art, Maddy McCoy, BlemishedEye – David Booker, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Tomaso Belloni.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 4 February 2018

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The generosity of art displayed in this weeks Mobile Photography & Art Showcase embraces each viewer inside our cultured artform. Within each artists work there is a freedom of obligations, freedom of inevitability, each work has been constructed to elicit entirely what was desired. The liberation that comes from creating fast and loose whilst being observed is perfectly canny. Each frame communicates, illuminates and demands the freedom of movement, like free verse this is a wonderfully malleable collection that flows with a kind of rhythmic thinking. This is realism, raw truth that is underlined by artistic authenticity, as accomplished mobile artistis know, the real passion lies in reality itself.

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

N. TS, Nika Kutsia, Amo Passicos, Karen Axelrad, Jormain Cady, Sergiy Beliayev, selin1968, Beate Goralzyk, Lydia Cassatt, Lorenka Campos, Nick Kenrick, columnsovsleep, Kristie Michele Art, Clare Pickett, Damian De Souza, Jill Lian, Armineh Hovanesian, Francesco Sambati, Luison, Joseph Cyr, Jun Yamaguchi, woltarise, Gothic Swan, Tomaso Belloni, Y F, Poetic Medium, Kate Zari Roberts, Chouroro, Abdalis 3k60, Deborah McMillion, Gianluca Ricoveri, Valeria Cammareri, Clint Cline, Vadim Demjianov, Gina Costa, sculptorli, Fleur Schim, David Hayes, Lindy Ginn, Sina, Ile Mont, Ralf Παῦλος, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker. Μιχάλης Αστακός

Music this week is ‘My Spanish Heart (instrumental) by Alex Khaskin (it’s beautiful, to all of us who have every lost our hearts in Spain or Spanish lands….)

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 14 January 2018

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Kissed with tranquility, this is a showcase so persuasively realised that you can almost smell the mastery of each artists’ cultivated prowess and elegance. It’s a performance that is so compelling with its spirited trajectory and portrayal of mobile photography and art today that once viewed will leave you pulsating in wanton arousal, let this be more than your guilty pleasure. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

Jean Hutter, Jennifer Bracewell, Sheldon Serkin, Y F, Jun Yamaguchi, Cathrine Halsor, Liliana Schwitter, Marietjie du Toit, Clint Cline, Lydia Cassatt, Madhav Jindal, Vanessa Vox, 123ems, Gothic Swan, Cecily Mariece Caceu, Michael Trombley, Candice Railton, Lindy Ginn, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Fleur Schim, Tomaso Belloni, Lorenka Campos, Damian De Souza, Francene Goulding, Poetic Medium, Luison, Amo Passicos, Basak Aytek, Chouroro, Fiona Christian, Michael Beresin, Valeria Cammareri, Nabila Khanam, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, jon jon, Vadim Demjianov, Kate Zari Roberts. Clare Pickett, Allyson Marie, Linda Hollier, Sergiy Beliayev, Marguerite Khoury, Jill Lian, p.a hamel, Gabriele Rodriquez, Maddy McCoy, woltarise, Gianluca Ricoveri, Beate Goralczyk, Louise Whiting, Liliana Schwitter, Gina Costa, Catherine Caddigan, Verdi 707, Barbara Nebel, Brendan O Se, borisbschulz2009, Larissa Paschoalli, Em Kachouro, Sina, Daniel Piraino, Song Hui.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 7 January 2018

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties“, writes Erich Fromm, one of the most prescient thinkers of the 20th century. Love and creativity play a huge part of my life and it is physical. Love of art, the art of loving, irrational, intellectual, obsessive, insightful. Professor Semir Zeki, a neurobiologist at the University College London, proved in a series of pioneering brain-mapping experiments that viewing art triggers a surge of dopamine, the feel-good chemicial, into the orbito-frontal cortex of the brain, resulting in feelings of intense pleasure, the same part of the brain that is excited, when we fall for someone, romantically. For all of us associated with mobile photography and art, we already know this, mobile art is our fix just like illicit drug taking, we feel immediate stimulation and like a drug, our reward centres crave for more. I also believe it is not just the viewers but also the creators of mobile art, that reach for that high too. Love, like creatvity, requires courage, to let ourselves go, as Fromm described above. It’s fierce trust, it demands you put forth your work, without knowing an outcome because fierce trust knows that the outcome does not matter, it cannot matter. Keep sharing your work, each one of you reading this was born to create. Ask yourself, how fierce is your trust in that love? Keep creating, keep viewing, it’s our labour of love.

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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:

Rayhan Arko, Janine Graf, Y F, Juta Jazz, Lorenka Campos, Clint Cline, Catherine Caddigan, Louise Whiting, Poetic Medium, Barbara Nebel, Jun Yamaguchi, Tuba, Dina Alfasi, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Kate Zari Roberts, Paul Yan, Cedric Blanchon, borisbschulz2009, Matt Kayden, Po0ja Venkatesh, rorofot, Kristie Michele Art, Giupower, Linda Hollier, jillian2 – Jill Lian, street level, Deborah McMillion, Karen Axelrad, Amy Excenbarger, Gianluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Jeronimo Sanz, Amo Passicos, Fleur Schim, Jean Hutter, Ile Mont, sculptorli, Beate Goralczyk, Armineh Hovanesian, Vanessa Vox, Tricia Dewey, p.a.hamel.

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Winners of the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards Announced

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I am delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards. With thousands of entries submitted from mobile photographers from over 139 countries throughout the world, the jury had no easy task.

The Grand Prize Winner Award goes to Siyuan Niu of Chine for his entry of The Man and the Eagle. First, Second and Third place Awards to to Patryk Kuleta of Poland for his image from the series Modern Cathedrals. Robin Robertis from the United States for her entry She Bends with the Wind and Carolyn Mara Borlenghi also of the United States from her series Wonderland.

Additional winning 2016 iPhone Photographers include: Jiayu Ma, Junfeng Wang, Jinsong Hu, Erica Wu, Mette Lampcov, Junbiao Cai, Jian Wang, Patryk Kultea, K K, Bruno Dreux, Lon Bjorn, Amo Passicos, Qinglan Qu, Andrew Montgomery, He Kuankuan, Vasco Galhardo Simoes, Nazaret Sanchez Rodriguez, Yuki Cheung, Jason Greene, Rithwik VJ, Yang Zhang, Lei Yuting, Xianyou, Loulou d’Aki, Hernan Ramos, Liang Huang, Kevin Casey, Kechen Song, Zero Lai, Glenn Homann, Diana Mota, Jen Pollack Bianco, Xia Zhenkai, Scott Woodward, Yi Lin Hu, Elaine Taylor, Geri Centonze, Paddy Chao, Valencia Tom, Coco Liu, Matthew Sullivan, Wen Qi, Fan Long, Maddy McCoy, Nick Ryan, Yongmei Wang, Phillip Nix, Fugen Xiao, Donghai Xia, Shiyang Han, Victor Kintanar, Conchi Munoz, Gianluca Ricoveri.

To view all the winning photographs, please go here.

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Mobile Photography Competition Results Announced – Impossible Humans – The Unexpected Happening Exhibition

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We are delighted to publish the winners of the Impossible Humans – The Unexpected Happening Exhibition due to be held in Rome later this month, between 11 March 2016 to 26 March 2016, at the Galleria Lancellotti. Many thanks to Andrea Bigiarini for creating and hosting this event and to all the jurors involved.

Many congratulations to all the Award Winners, these include: Frederic Mahy, Luison, Katie Teixeira, Susan Tuttle, Edward Santos, Eliza Badoiu, Nanou Ghanem, Karen Divine, Veronica Hassell and Amo Passicos.

 

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