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South West Coast Path launches Motographer of the Year 2013 competition

The South West Coast Path team is encouraging budding mobile phone photographers of all ages to capture a moment in time on the Coast Path as part of its Motographer of the Year 2013 competition, which launches today. It could be a shot of a couple resting a while to admire the view or a child collecting seashells – the only rule is that it is taken on a mobile phone and includes a person out on any stretch of the 630-mile South West Coast Path.

Among this year’s judges is the award-winning travel and landscape photographer David Noton, who runs photography workshops on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, and award leader of BA Photography at Falmouth University, Deborah Baker, who has worked with artists including Mary Ellen Mark and Robert Mapplethorpe.

Says David Noton, whose work has long taken inspiration from the South West Coast Path: “The joy of being on the South West Coast Path can be enhanced with photography. The very process of trying to capture the experience to share with friends and family makes us look at what’s all around us on the cliff tops, headlands and in the coves with an analytical eye, noticing details and tricks of the light that maybe we wouldn’t without the stimulus of photography. A good picture is the product of a perceptive eye, so this competition is a great opportunity for anyone with a camera phone to get creative and share their unique vision of people experiencing the pleasures of the outdoor life on the South West Coast Path with the rest of the world.”

Deborah Baker adds:  “I am very supportive of this competition as mobile phone imagery contributes to all genres of the medium with incredible ease of use and remarkable technical quality. On our photography courses we feel that it is important to encourage a diversity of photographic practices. This is a wonderful opportunity for all to create stunning imagery in a location that’s hard to beat anywhere in the world.”

The winner will receive an iPad Mini.

To find out more about the rules and conditions go here.



Durdle Door by Katharine Davies, taken on an iPhone

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: