MIRA Mobile Prize – Overall Winner Announced!

We are delighted to announce the overall winner for the MIRA Mobile Prize is Janine Graf with her rhino image with blue balloons. This photograph was chosen from the shortlist of fifty that myself and other members of the Jury had selected. It reflects high evaluation; consistent work; and was also the preferred image of the curator and the representant of the municipality for the MIRA competition. Many many congratulations Janine.

This image along with the shortlisted images will be exhibited in Porto on 6 September at the opening exhibition. Many artists are traveling to this event, if I can, I would like to be there too.

This is a list of the artists whose work will be exhibited, many congratulations to all: Adelino Marques, Adria Ellis, Aldo Pacheco, Andrew Lucceshi, Antonio Goncalves, Arjan, Barbara DuBois, Cindy Buske, Connie Rosenthal, Dani Salvadori, David De Franceschi, Fiona Christian, Florence Oliver, Giancarlo Beltrame, Hans Borgorst, Helen Breznik, Jan Bijker, Janine Graf, Jay Desind, Jessika Johanansson, Jose Peres Moldes, Lee Atwell, Luisa Sequira, Mahfuzul Hasan, Marian Rubin, Mattia Vacca, Mel Harrison, Melle Amodali, Neil Atkinson, Pamela H. Viola, Piroska Boros, Robin Pope, Sarah Jarrett, Vanessa Vox, Wayman Stairs, Dixon Hamby, Dohmen Maktub, Fabio D’Andrea and Bob Weil.

I feel very honoured to have worked alongside this prestigous Jury, including Andrea Bigiarini, Brett Chenoweth, Cedric Blanchon, Eloise Capet, Emanuel Faria, Gina Costa, Karen Divine, MaryJane Sarvis, Michelle Robinson, Nettie Edwards and Roger Guetta Huge thanks also of course to Manuela Matos Monteiro for putting this competition altogether.

Read more about the short list here



©Janine Graf

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]


  • Victoria Thornhill

    Janine!!!!! I was just thinking the other day how much I missed our chats & seeing your new work over at iPA! I am so very happy to see that your wonderful rhino has learned how to fly and is no longer dangling about!! And I am so happy to see that you are flying high as well:) Congratulations on this award! Great work & well done & hip hip hooray!!!!