Mobile Photography – MIRA Mobile Prize – Winner and Shortlist Results – 2017 ‘Earth Our Planet’

This years MIRA Mobile Prize was dedicated to our very dear friend Carolyn Hall Young, a truly honourable, hugely talented and very much loved artist and friend to so many, not least myself and I truly miss her every single day. Thank you Manuela Matos Monteiro for organising this years competition and for dedicating it to our loved one, I know she would be so honoured and very proud.

I am delighted to congratulate all of the participants in this years MIRA Mobile Prize, 2017. I was fortunate to be a member of this Jury (along with Andrea Bigiarini, Gina Costa, Aldo Pacheco, Lee Atwell, Cadu Lemos, Jose Miguel and Michael Jones) and I have been so impressed with all the entries. From eight thousand images, to one overall winning image, a shortlist of 50 and a further 150 images to be Exhibited at MIRA FORUM and within the annual book.

Congratulations to the overall winner, Helen Breznik and to all on the shortlist including: Alex Duvier, Armineh Hovanesian, Bobbi McMurry, Brendan O Se, Arthur Palpac-Latoc, Beata Wietrzykowska, Cathrine Halsor, Cecily Caceu, Coco Liu, Cintia Boccalini, Claudia Fernandes, Emanuel Faria, Dominika Koszowska, Edward Santos, Jane Schultz, Isabel Afonso, Ivo Domingues, Joshua Sarinana, Jessika Johansson, Joana Kadosh, Lauren Maganete, Kat McClelland, Katie Teixeira, Marcin Diering, Lisa Peters, Luis Rodriguez, Mariko Klug, Marian Rubin, Mariette Schrijver, Philip Parsons, Matt Kayden, Philip Am Guay, Shelley Benjamin, Rebecca Bruyn, Robin Robertis, Tim Bingham, Steven Hesketh, Susan Tuttle, Valeria Cammarer, Christine Mignon, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Jennifer Thomas, Karen Divine, Leonardo Eroico, Marco Prado, Marlene Reis, Rad Drew, Stefanie LePape and Tim Creamer.

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Winner of MIRA Mobile Prize Competition 2017 – ©Helen Breznik

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]