Mobile Photography – MIRA Mobile Prize – Winner and Shortlist Results 2017 – Black & White Street Photography

I am so excited to publish the results of the Black and White Street Photography MIRA Mobile Prize competition 2017. Manuela Matos Monteiro, the host invited mobile photographers throughout the world to capture the true character and essence of a street environment including people, traffic, gardens and public places. This year the Jury comprised of Alfredo Cunha, Armineh Hovanesian, Brendan O Se, Edward Santos, Nadine Benichou and Tracy J Thomas and you will see from the quality of images selected, the high calibre of this years jury. An exhibition and book will be created including the winning images and the fifty runners up. The exhibition will be held at the MIRA Forum in Porto on 28 October 2017 until 23 December 2017.

I am delighted to congratulate all of the participants in this years MIRA Mobile Prize, 2017 including: Mithail Afrige Chowdhury, Rui Pina, Alon Goldsmith, Anderson Santana, Andre Ferreira, Anthony Ginns, Arash Derakhshan, Basia Lucka, Carla De Souza, Carla Lisboa, Carolina Valentim, Chan Maye, Conceicao Magalhaes, Davide Capponi, Dipayan Bose, Eitan Shavit, Florence Oliver, Gina Costa,  Glen Homann, Himanshu Roy, Joao Cabral, Joao Pedro Baptista, Jorge Oliveira, Jorge Silva, Jose Almeida, Karen Divine, Lee Atwell, Lisa Peters, Lucas Grundling, Luis Rodriguez, Lukasz Zietara, M. Francisca Brandao, Mahfuzul H Bhuiyan, Manthan Patel, Maria Neves, Mariana Navarro, Mariusz Majewski, Minn Minn, Mithail Afrige Chowdhury, Mushinzimana Serge, Nuno Veiga, Pier Luigi Dodi,  Pierre Pratt, Rob Pearson Wrigh , Rodrigo Vieira, Rui Pedro Oliveira, Tim Bingham, Tita Ponte, Victor Melo, Yasuhito Shigaki.

To read more about this competition, please go the official MIRA website here.

Overall Winner 2017 – ©Mithail Afrige Chowdhury


Overall Best Classified Portuguese Image 2017 – ©Rui Pina


Shortlist Black and White 2017

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