Mobile Photography Awards 2015 – Final Results Are In!

The Grand Prize Winner and The Photo Essay Winners results are now in for the 2015 Mobile Photography Awards. Our congratulations go to Jian Wang for scoping the Grand Prize and $3,000 in prize money. Daniel Berman, founder of the Mobile Photography Awards expressed, “working with his iPhone 6 Plus, Jian raises the mobile photography bar for technical excellence, compositional skills, and storytelling. Really exciting work”.

There are three winners in the MPA Photo Essay Category, huge congratulations to Chayue Pan who scoops first place (and $500), the second place winner is Paula Broom – great work and the third place winner is Sean Hayes (who we interviewed last week, please see here).

To view all the other category winners work, please go here.

We will soon be publishing our exclusive Podcast with Daniel Berman, look out for that.

First Place Photo Essay Winner 2015 – Chaoyue Pan

It is fun to see how tourists visiting the historic Moses Mountain in the province of North Sinai of Egypt behave compared with those pilgrims in the past. On the one hand, present tourists and local Bedouin guides keep the traditional way of transporting, dressing, praying etc…and on the other hand, they use mobile phones and modern technology to memorize the scene on top of the mountain, instead of what pilgrims did in the religious way a long time ago.” – Chaoyue Pan.

Image ©Chaoyue Pan

Second Place Photo Essay Winner 2015 – Paula Broom

“In producing this photo essay from a visit there in June 2015, I wanted to pay homage to the Tramshed which was sadly razed to the ground by vandals in October of the same year. The outpouring of sadness and disgust expressed on the various social media channels proved its appeal with photographers and railway enthusiasts alike. I hope that this essay serves as both a testament to its rare beauty and dignified abandonment and a reminder to what we as a community have lost.” – Paula Broom.

Image ©Paul Broom

Third Place Photo Essay Winner 2015 – Sean Hayes

“In Irish mythology, Ériu was the goddess of ancient Ireland. I love shooting landscape in Ireland. The nuanced light combined with the etheric body of an ancient land almost guarantees interesting results. My series of images of this mysterious land are an attempt to capture the special ‘atmosphere’ of the topology rather than classic picture postcard photography. Hopefully I succeeded. All images shot with the LGG4 and edited exclusively with the Snapseed photo app.” – Sean Hayes.

Image ©Sean Hayes

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: