Mobiography Awards 2021 Winners & Honourable Mentions

The Results Are Out!

After several weeks of deliberation, the results of the inaugural Mobiography Awards are now in.

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The Judges

Terri Morgan & LumaTouch

Terri Morgan is the co-founder and principal designer at Luma Touch, a leading video editing app that provides creators with the tools they need to craft their next video. Luma Touch features advanced editing tools designed for mobile, that will enable creators to edit your next project quickly wherever your adventures take you.

As primary sponsors of the Mobiography Awards, Terri and the Luma Touch team will be solely judging the ‘Moving Pictures’ video category. This category will allow entrants to blend still photos with moving imagery and sound to tell their story.

Meri Aaron Walker

Meri Aaron Walker has been a photographer and printmaker for over 50 years. Since 2009, she has used only her iPhones and iPads to make images that have been widely awarded and collected, including a recent purchase by Harvard Medical School for their Transformational Medicine Building.

Meri has an MA from the University of Texas, Austin, where she also taught photography. She has extensive experience in photojournalism, fine art photography, and printmaking and has juried six national and international mobile photography exhibitions.

Prior to becoming “iPhoneArtGirl,” Meri’s traditional photographic and alternative process prints had been widely collected for 30 years. With extensive experience both as a classroom teacher and as an online coach and small-group instructor in her private practice, Meri is a valued mobile photography and art teacher at arts centers and colleges on the east, west and third coasts of the US.

Jen Pollack Bianco

Jen Pollack Bianco is an award winning travel photographer and writer. Her mobile photography images have appeared everywhere from magazines (including TIME, Mobiography, and Afar) to popular websites (Buzzfeed, Mashable, Lonely Planet).

Two of her images were featured in Apple’s first Shot on iPhone campaign. She is a graduate of University of Southern California’s Peter Stark Producing Program and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her photographs have won awards from NATJA (the North American Travel Journalists Association), the MPA (Mobile Photo Awards), and IPPA (iPhone Photo Awards).

She has worked on social media campaigns for luxury brands including Krug Champagne, St. Regis Hotels, and Andaz Hotels. When not traveling, Jen divides her time between Seattle, Los Angeles and Jackson, Wyoming.

Mark Fearnley

Mark Fearnley is a UK-based fine art street photographer who is completely impassioned by photography. 

Mark offers fine art street photography workshops in London and everyone is welcome – from amateurs to professionals, mobile phone to DSLR users. Using a range of DSLRs and specialising in iPhone photography himself, an expert like Mark believes that the best camera you own is the one that you have with you.

Mark has a distinct style of black and white street photography which features bold lines, curves, shadows, silhouettes and solitary figures. The quality of his photography shines through and as a result he has a rapidly growing following of over 119,000 people on Instagram. 

Renzo Grande

Renzo Grande is a photographer who focuses his passion and sensitivity to document daily street stories with a sense of perpetual iconic emotions.

Originally from Lima – Peru and currently based in New York City Renzo’s work has been featured in Photo France, Los Angeles Times, Serie Oro Italia, Efsyn News Greece, United Nations UNDP Humanum, among others.

Renzo is the founder of the 24HourProject, a worldwide documentary of the Human Condition through street photography. The quality of his portraits and street images has managed to capture the attention of almost 40,000 followers on Instagram.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat forged the Phoblographer in the heat resulting from the effects of 2008’s economic recession. Today, he manages the delicate balance of the Editorial and Business sides of the site. Chris has worked all around the industry: PDN, PCMag, IGN, Geek.com, Imaging Resource, Magnum Photos, Gear Patrol, B&H Photo Video, American Photographic Artists, etc. He’s a former paparazzo, wedding photographer, and photojournalist. These days he’s mostly a conceptual photographer. His photography can be found at The Gampat. He’s best known for a viral photo series around New York’s love of pizza! Quotes and interviews of Chris have been featured in national magazines, newspapers, and television such as the LA TimesGlamour MagazineCTVNYTimesMichelinCreative LiveStudio C41, etc.

Andy Butler

Andy Butler is a UK mobile photographer, and founder/editor of Mobiography Magazine, a digital magazine dedicated to mobile photography.

Andy’s love for mobile photography started after discovering Instagram one day in 2012. Being inspired by a number of the iPhone photography communities at that time, Andy went on to launch the website Mobiography.net which offered tips, tutorials, interviews and showcased the work of the many people that were inspiring him at that time.

In April 2013, Andy launched a supporting digital magazine called Mobiography Magazine. Available to download on iOS, Android and Pocketmags.com, the Mobiography app offers readers insightful articles, reviews and interviews with talented mobile photographers. In April 2021 it celebrated its 8th anniversary publication. Over the past 8 years it has become a well-trusted name in the mobile photography community.

Brendan Ó Sé

Brendan Ó Sé is an award-winning fine art photographer/iPhone photographer from Cork, Ireland. 

Brendan was part of the original Apple #shotoniPhone global campaign of images shot on iPhone 6 in 2015. In 2017 he was iPhone Photographer of the Year. As well as winning many awards in international prestigious competitions, Brendan has been invited to speak about and exhibit his work around the world. Brendan’s mobile photography workshops in Ireland are very popular and he has also been invited to give workshops in places such as Cyprus, Portugal, Iceland, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong. In recent times, he has delivered his workshops fully online to a global audience. 

Using the iPhone Brendan tries to see and create in unusual ways and this results in some unique imagery and striking street photography.

Glen Mulcahy

Glen Mulcahy is the co-founder and managing director of Mojofest Ltd and the owner of Titanium-Media, his media training business.

The former head of Innovation with RTÉ, Ireland’s national public broadcaster, Glen has inspired and driven the growth of mobile journalism within RTÉ’s newsroom and across other European broadcasters. Glen was the founder and event manager of RTÉ Mojocon and he was the lead on RTÉ’s mobile journalism project (“mojo”).

Glen has trained in excess of 7000 journalists in the US, Europe and the Middle East, across television, radio, print and online and his specialities are Mobile Journalism, Video Journalism, VR/360 and Photography.

He has spoken at numerous media industry events including, IBC Conference, EBU News Technology summit, Aljazeera Forum, News Rewired, ITV News conference, 3XEDigital, Connected TV World Summit, Remote Production Conference and more.

The Judges

Terri Morgan & LumaTouch

Terri Morgan is the co-founder and principal designer at Luma Touch, a leading video editing app that provides creators with the tools they need to craft their next video. Luma Touch features advanced editing tools designed for mobile, that will enable creators to edit your next project quickly wherever your adventures take you.

As primary sponsors of the Mobiography Awards, Terri and the Luma Touch team will be solely judging the ‘Moving Pictures’ video category. This category will allow entrants to blend still photos with moving imagery and sound to tell their story.

Meri Walker

Meri Aaron Walker has been a photographer and printmaker for over 50 years. Since 2009, she has used only her iPhones and iPads to make images that have been widely awarded and collected, including a recent purchase by Harvard Medical School for their Transformational Medicine Building.

Meri has an MA from the University of Texas, Austin, where she also taught photography. She has extensive experience in photojournalism, fine art photography, and printmaking and has juried six national and international mobile photography exhibitions.

Prior to becoming “iPhoneArtGirl,” Meri’s traditional photographic and alternative process prints had been widely collected for 30 years. With extensive experience both as a classroom teacher and as an online coach and small-group instructor in her private practice, Meri is a valued mobile photography and art teacher at arts centers and colleges on the east, west and third coasts of the US.

Jen Pollack Bianco

Jen Pollack Bianco is an award winning travel photographer and writer. Her mobile photography images have appeared everywhere from magazines (including TIME, Mobiography, and Afar) to popular websites (Buzzfeed, Mashable, Lonely Planet).

Two of her images were featured in Apple’s first Shot on iPhone campaign. She is a graduate of University of Southern California’s Peter Stark Producing Program and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her photographs have won awards from NATJA (the North American Travel Journalists Association), the MPA (Mobile Photo Awards), and IPPA (iPhone Photo Awards).

She has worked on social media campaigns for luxury brands including Krug Champagne, St. Regis Hotels, and Andaz Hotels. When not traveling, Jen divides her time between Seattle, Los Angeles and Jackson, Wyoming.

Mark Fearnley

Mark Fearnley is a UK-based fine art street photographer who is completely impassioned by photography.

Mark offers fine art street photography workshops in London and everyone is welcome – from amateurs to professionals, mobile phone to DSLR users. Using a range of DSLRs and specialising in iPhone photography himself, an expert like Mark believes that the best camera you own is the one that you have with you.

Mark has a distinct style of black and white street photography which features bold lines, curves, shadows, silhouettes and solitary figures. The quality of his photography shines through and as a result he has a rapidly growing following of over 119,000 people on Instagram.

Renzo Grande

Renzo Grande is a photographer who focuses his passion and sensitivity to document daily street stories with a sense of perpetual iconic emotions.

Originally from Lima – Peru and currently based in New York City Renzo’s work has been featured in Photo France, Los Angeles Times, Serie Oro Italia, Efsyn News Greece, United Nations UNDP Humanum, among others.

Renzo is the founder of the 24HourProject, a worldwide documentary of the Human Condition through street photography. The quality of his portraits and street images has managed to capture the attention of almost 40,000 followers on Instagram.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat forged the Phoblographer in the heat resulting from the effects of 2008’s economic recession. Today, he manages the delicate balance of the Editorial and Business sides of the site. Chris has worked all around the industry: PDN, PCMag, IGN, Geek.com, Imaging Resource, Magnum Photos, Gear Patrol, B&H Photo Video, American Photographic Artists, etc. He’s a former paparazzo, wedding photographer, and photojournalist. These days he’s mostly a conceptual photographer. His photography can be found at The Gampat. He’s best known for a viral photo series around New York’s love of pizza! Quotes and interviews of Chris have been featured in national magazines, newspapers, and television such as the LA TimesGlamour MagazineCTVNYTimesMichelinCreative LiveStudio C41, etc.

Brendan Ó Sé

Brendan Ó Sé is an award-winning fine art photographer/iPhone photographer from Cork, Ireland. 

Brendan was part of the original Apple #shotoniPhone global campaign of images shot on iPhone 6 in 2015. In 2017 he was iPhone Photographer of the Year. As well as winning many awards in international prestigious competitions, Brendan has been invited to speak about and exhibit his work around the world. Brendan’s mobile photography workshops in Ireland are very popular and he has also been invited to give workshops in places such as Cyprus, Portugal, Iceland, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong. In recent times, he has delivered his workshops fully online to a global audience. 

Using the iPhone Brendan tries to see and create in unusual ways and this results in some unique imagery and striking street photography.

Andy Butler

 

Andy Butler is a UK mobile photographer, and founder/editor of Mobiography Magazine, a digital magazine dedicated to mobile photography.

Andy’s love for mobile photography started after discovering Instagram one day in 2012. Being inspired by a number of the iPhone photography communities at that time, Andy went on to launch the website Mobiography.net which offered tips, tutorials, interviews and showcased the work of the many people that were inspiring him at that time.

In April 2013, Andy launched a supporting digital magazine called Mobiography Magazine. Available to download on iOS, Android and Pocketmags.com, the Mobiography app offers readers insightful articles, reviews and interviews with talented mobile photographers. In April 2021 it celebrated its 8th anniversary publication. Over the past 8 years it has become a well-trusted name in the mobile photography community.

Glen Mulcahy

Glen Mulcahy is the co-founder and managing director of Mojofest Ltd and the owner of Titanium-Media, his media training business.

The former head of Innovation with RTÉ, Ireland’s national public broadcaster, Glen has inspired and driven the growth of mobile journalism within RTÉ’s newsroom and across other European broadcasters. Glen was the founder and event manager of RTÉ Mojocon and he was the lead on RTÉ’s mobile journalism project (“mojo”).

Glen has trained in excess of 7000 journalists in the US, Europe and the Middle East, across television, radio, print and online and his specialities are Mobile Journalism, Video Journalism, VR/360 and Photography.

He has spoken at numerous media industry events including, IBC Conference, EBU News Technology summit, Aljazeera Forum, News Rewired, ITV News conference, 3XEDigital, Connected TV World Summit, Remote Production Conference and more.