Mobile Street Photography – StreetWise – Challenge 1 – with Fabulous Prizes!


Welcome to our first challenge to our brand new mobile street photography group, StreetWise.  Unlike our women only mobile photography StreetsAhead group, StreetWise is an open group for all mobile street photographers, whatever their gender.  StreetWise is edited by Sheldon Serkin, Serkin has been a mobile street photographer in New York City since 2010. In 2014, he was named the Grand Prize winner and “Mobile Photographer of the Year” in the Mobile Photo Awards, placing first in the category of Street Photography, read more about Serkin (here).

For this Challenge we are delighted to be working closer with Thomas Hurst, Founder of COVR Photo. Hurst has created an incredible iPhone case with built-in lens that allows you to ‘shoot from the hip’, giving you the advantage of capturing some fabulous street photography. We have a selection of iPhone 5 cases to giveaway (worth $55.00) to three runners up for this contest and for the main prize winner we will send a COVR 6 case to you. The COVR 6 cases are in manufacture right now and samples are shipping soon.  We will have more details on this in another post.

Our first challenge is entitled ‘eye contact’ – we want to see your images either capturing this, reflecting this and of course respecting it. This challenge starts today 15 May 2015 and will run until 29th May 2015.  Please only submit one image to our Challenge group, make it your best one!  Sheldon will curate the images from the Challenge group and we will announce the winner and runners up within the first week of June 2015.

All images should be uploaded to our new StreetWise Flickr Challenge group

We would also like to see your regular mobile street photography images uploaded to our StreetWise Flickr Group

Please also, join our conversations, discussing mobile street photography, within our Facebook Group.

. Flickr Challenge Group for StreetWise

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions) 

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

Video Introducing COVR

COVR Photo Introduction Video from Covr Photo on Vimeo.

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: