Gerry Coe Wins Prestigious Annual Award From BIPP For Outstanding Mobile Photography

Belfast-based photographer, Gerry Coe FBIPP, has received acclaim for his work in iPhone photography after achieving the Peter Grugeon Fellowship of the Year award at the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) Qualification awards; one of the most highly recognised of its kind. Incidentally this is the second occasion that Gerry has won this award, an exceptionally rare feat, having been first presented with the title in 1999 for his first Fellowship panel of Black and White images.

Gerry is an internationally acclaimed Fine Art Photographer, working in Northern Ireland and known for both his Award winning iPhone Art and his Fine Art Portraiture. A photographic professional of Fifty years, he is a Fellow of each of the four main photographic organisations, and has just recently received his second Fellowship from the BIPP for his much acclaimed iPhone Photography images – the first photographer to have done so.

After seeing what some people were producing out of what he considered a poor quality lens and sensor built into the iPhone, Gerry started to experiment with his. He soon found that with a whole world of “apps” available, he actually had the ability to produce the type of images that he could not replicate on a computer. His enthusiasm for shooting and editing using solely the iPhone grew, to the extent that he no longer uses his Nikon other than for portrait sittings.
BIPP President, Roy Meiklejon FBIPP, stated “I was delighted to assist Russell Baston FBIPP in presenting Gerry with the 2012 Peter Grugeon Fellowship of the Year Award. His panel was a wonderful example of professional photography of the highest standard, and a testament to the exceptional quality and diversity of photographers within the BIPP”.

To see more of Gerry’s work, please view his website

Really well done Gerry!



©Gerry Coe

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: