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.