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 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.