BACKYARD: A Global Mobile Photography open call for Head On Photo Festival 2013

Our Columnist Michael Baranovic, along with Oliver Lang have partnered with Head On Photo Festival and are inviting photographers from all around the world to submit mobile phone photographs on the theme of Backyard.  The deadline for submissions is 12 Midnight Sunday 28 April 2013. They will select 30 winning photographs that will then go on to be exhibited in the historic Superintendent’s Residence in Sydney’s public Centennial Park.  The exhibition will run from May 17 to June 24.

Submissions can only be made through the official Backyard page:

A one off entry fee of $10 allows photographers to submit up to five mobile photos for consideration. The judges will be looking for both strong individual images and for sets of photos related to the theme.  Judges include:

•    Head On Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig
•    MPN founders and mobile photographers Oliver Lang and Misho Baranovic
•    Sydney-based fine art photographer Garry Trinh.

Photographs selected for exhibition will be shown along with the photographer’s social media contact information to enable the viewer to directly interact with the exhibited photographers.

For all media enquiries please contact Misho Baranovic:
P: +61 402 621 042 E:
For Head On Photo Festival media enquiries contact Amanda, Rebecca or Libby @6dc
P: (02) 9280 1600 M: 0418 262 282 E:




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: