Mobiography Awards 2024

The Mobiography Awards is an international mobile photography competition that aims to showcase and document the best smartphone photography from around the world.

Mobiography Awards 2024

The Mobiography Awards is an international mobile photography competition that aims to showcase and document the best smartphone photography from around the world.

Mobiography Awards 2024

The Mobiography Awards is an international mobile photography competition that aims to showcase and document the best smartphone photography from around the world.

Opening for Submissions Shortly

The Mobiography Awards is an international mobile photography competition that showcases the best smartphone photography from around the world.

Mobile photographers from around the world will once again be asked to submit their very best work that captures the world around them.

Categories include: The World Around You, Abstract & Digital Art, Black & White, Landscape & Nature, People & Portraits, Street, Urban Environment & Architecture, and Travel/A Sense of Place.

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Prizes

Mobiography Photographer of the Year:

$1500

Plus Featured Live Show Interview as well as in Mobiography Magazine

First Place Photo Category Winners:

$250

All honourable mentions and category winners will be featured in a special issue of Mobiography Magazine.

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This Year’s Events

The Mobiography International Photowalk Day

 

To mark the launch of this year’s Mobiography Awards, we will be hosting a celebration of Mobile Photography.

We are partnering with various mobile photography communities and Instagram hubs from around the world, who will be organizing photo walks and meet-ups.

People will be asked to head out in groups or as individuals on Saturday 27th April 2024.

Their task: to photograph ‘The World Around You’ and then share those photos in real-time on Instagram using the hashtag #MobiographyAwards2024.

Following the photowalk day, don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit your best photos taken during their photowalk day to this year’s Mobiography Awards in the dedicated category to theme for the event – ‘The Word Around You’.

Entries will be judged by a team of talented photographers. The category winner will receive a $250 cash prize and runners up will receive an honourable mention and their work showcased in a special edition of the Mobiography magazine.

Previous Winners & Honourable Mentions

The Judges

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Dan Rubin

Dan Rubin is a well-known name in the film photography community; as well as being an accomplished film photographer and teacher who works with Ilford, Leica and other big names, he’s well established as a top digital creative who was there right at the beginning with Instagram (he currently has nearly 700,000 followers).

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Joanne Carter

Created by Joanne Carter a Professional Journalist and Photographer, TheAppWhisperer is the most popular and trusted mobile photography and art website in the world. With a team of over twenty editors, TheAppWhisperer has built a global reputation, recognising and curating the very best mobile photography and art in the industry. TheAppWhisperer has become a tool of reference for many of the imaging industry’s press, manufacturers and photography magazines and specialised websites. It represents the pinnacle of mobile photography and art and continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, every single day.

Joanne is also a professional photographer and associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, and columnist for Vogue Italia, contributing editor to LensCulture, contributor to the BBC and has worked as a journalist for Professional Photographer Magazine, NikonPro Magazine, DPReview.com, Android Magazine, The Times, The Sunday Times, Popular Photography & Imaging, The Guardian, Digital Arts Magazine, London Features International, Which Magazine, Readers Digest, Graphix magazine, ePhotoZine.com. Joanne has presented at the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea as well as at The Photography Show in the UK. She has also lead as Judge for various mobile photography competitions including the Mobile Photo Awards, MIRA, FiPA, mDAC and now the Mobiography Awards.

Laurence Bouchard

Laurence Bouchard

Laurence Bouchard, a Tokyo-based street photographer, discovered his passion for photography after relocating from the UK to Tokyo in 2009. Immersed in this dynamic and eccentric culture, his photography seamlessly integrates architectural elements, predominantly embracing a monochromatic style, occasionally delving into color to capture the evocative, Blade Runner-esque scenes that unfold during nocturnal hours.

Initially utilizing solely his iPhone for photography, Laurence gained recognition when Apple selected him to represent Tokyo for their iPhone 7 campaign in 2017. Subsequently, he invested in a Sony digital camera, now adeptly employing both cameras interchangeably. This adaptability showcases his commitment to embracing new technologies and techniques that propel his artistic endeavors. Laurence achieved first place in the ‘Street’ category of the Mobile Photography Awards in 2017 and 2018. His accolades include winning the Flickr X Fujifilm competition in 2020, and he emerged as the inaugural winner of the Mobiography Awards Competition in 2021.

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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

Mark Fearnley is a London-based Fine Art Streetphotographer. A painter (artist) by profession, he first got into photography when his wife bought me a camera about 10 years ago. Mark wanted to widen my creativity so he decided to put down the brush and replace it with the camera. Both are art forms that share so many similarities, like composition, focal point and use of light. Mark started to shoot and experimented by using puddles and glass for reflections and using layers. He does not look for people, rather scenes. Graphical, geometric forms/minimal scenes draw Mark in. It may be the light, lines, shapes, or patterns anything to add mood and insignificance to a solitary figure being dwarfed by architecture in this vast world we live in.

Gathot Subroto

Gathot Subroto

Gathot Subroto is a renowned Fujifim X-Photographer since 2011. He is based in Jakarta Indonesia. Gathot is both a photographer and educator. He is well-known for both his landscape, travel and especially street photography work. Gathoe has established himself as one of the prominent Indonesian photography practitioners and educators who consistently produce beautiful work, be they of stunning Indonesian landscapes or the engaging storytelling photography from the streets of Indonesia and beyond.

Paul Yan

Paul Yan

Paul Yan is a music producer and engineer who’s been making images since the mid 1990s. He dived into the realm of mobile photography in 2015 after acquiring an iPhone 6 Plus. Some of his iPhone photography work has been featured in Mobiography, The App Whisperer and the Inspired Eye magazine. He relates the process of photography keenly to that of music production.

He was interviewed by Take Kayo (Bighead Taco) in 2017 on the subject of mobile photography and photography in general: https://youtu.be/PHd1WWfJXiI.

Michelle Simmons

Michelle Simmons

Michelle is originally from Florida and graduated from the University of Florida. After lifelong career in electrical engineering, she retired four years ago and began her photography journey.

Beginning college on an art scholarship, photography allowed her to combine her creative and engineering points-of-view. Lines, curves and angles play a large role in her photography, which focuses on architecture, dancers and portraits. In the four years since she began photographing, she has been awarded:

  • Southeastern Photographic Society Photographer of the Year, 2021
  • Atlanta Photographic Society Photographer of the Year, 2021, 2023
  • International Mobile Photography Awards, 2020, 2021, 2023
  • Photographize 100 Best Selected in 2021
  • Top 101 Portrait Photographs of the Year, 2021
  • Photo Society of America Merit Award, 2021, 2022
  • 7 International iPhone Photography Awards
  • She has won awards hosted by Minimalist Photography Awards and Architizer for her architecture photos
  • She was also featured in the January 6, 2024 edition of The Guardian Magazine.
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Elaine Taylor

Elaine Taylor is a passionate iPhone photographer from Yorkshire, UK, who has been taking photos with her iPhone for over 12 years. Elaine is currently in her 6th year of a 365 photography project which has directly inspired many others to start their own projects.

Elaine is an active member of the wider mobile photography community, which has led to her being a moderator of multiple Instagram groups, a beta-tester for a range of popular mobile photography apps, and has delivered smartphone photography workshops. She has also been a member of several photography competition juries.

Elaine’s work has been included in exhibitions and featured in printed publications such as Shooter Magazine and Black+White Photography magazine. She has received several awards/mentions in international mobile photography competitions, including being a first-place winner in the Portrait category of the International iPhone Photography Awards.

Will You be This Year’s Mobiography Photographer of the Year?