Winners Announced For Mobile Art > L’arte è Mobile – Festival FuturoPresente 2014

I am so delighted to announce the winners of the Mobile Art > L’arte è Mobile – Festival FuturoPresente 2014 awards hosted by Giancarlo Beltrame.  The international jury, comprised of myself Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer as well as Columnist for Vogue and Contributing Editor to LensCulture as well as Gianluigi Colin, Art Director of the most popular Italian daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera, Gina Costa, Professor of 20th Century art and photography and curator the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Nicki Fitz-Gerald, editor of iPhoneography Central, and Andrea Bigiarini, writer, digital artist and founder of NEM – New Era Museum.

The first prize goes to Aylin Argun for ‘After our Conversation’

Second prize to Ade Santora for ‘Blind Anger’

Third Prize to Fiona Christian for ‘Remembrance’


Please read below for the Nine honourable mentions:

Cedric Blanchon for “Follow me”

Diana Nicholette Jeon for “It Does not Always Show on the Outside”

Dilshad Corleone in “An Era after the War”

Ginger Lucero for Degenerate 2

John Curry for “Broken”

Lindsey Thompson “They Walked the halls”

Petyr Campos for “Perspective”

Roger Guetta’s “Waiting For Peace In Dangerous Times”

Sacha Dohmen for “No Future Shock”

First Prize Image Above – Aylin Argun – “After Our Conversation”


Second Prize Image above by Ade Santora ‘Blind with Anger’

Third Prize winner by Fiona Christian ‘Remembrance’

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]