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Mobile Photography Awards Launches Summer Exhibits 2013

The Mobile Photography Awards launched the first of two 2013 summer exhibits in Canada today at the Holcim Gallery at the Milton Centre for the Arts near Toronto, Ontario. More than 60 images are on display for three weeks through July 13, 2013. The exhibit features beautifully rendered archival prints of each of the 20 MPA category winners and runners-up in sizes ranging from 10×10 to 30×30. In addition, there are images from the top 3 ArtHaus Photo Essay winners, MPA Photographer/Artist of the year Sarah Jarrett, our jury members and several from our Founder’s Choice list.

“The Mobile Photography Awards were designed to celebrate and focus attention on the explosive growth of mobile phone photography and art,” says Berman. “We all know the majority of photographs these days are taken on smartphones, however, the MPA is really about something else completely. We want to showcase great art – we offer an opportunity for fine artists who happen to use iPhones and Android devices as artistic tools. The key here is that the devices have made this creativity possible – and I don’t just mean apps, or instant sharing. I believe that creating images in the palm of your hand, wherever you happen to be, is more than just a shift or an alternative to the way images were processed before but, actually, a completely new mode of creating images.”

Juried by top photographers, artists, educators, journalists, and leaders in the field, the winning 20 entries, runners-up and founder’s choices, are now part of an international gallery and exhibit tour. The 2013 tour kicked off at the SOHO Gallery for Digital Art in New York City in February and was followed by a three month showcase at San Francisco’s ArtHaus of the top 3 photo essay submissions plus work from MPA Photographer/ Artist of the year Sarah Jarrett.

The MPA results site has a complete online gallery of all the artists and images in the show.

The opening reception is Saturday June 29th from 6:00-9:00PM – The Milton Centre for the Arts is at 1010 Main St in Milton, Ontario.




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: [email protected]