Mobile Photography Awards

6th Annual MPA awards $3000 Grand Prize to social documentary photographer Giles Clarke!

The Mobile Photography Awards are pleased to announce Giles Clarke of New York as the winner of the Grand Prize 2016 MPA Photographer of the year, as chosen by members of the jury. The winner of the MPA Photo Essay is Velar Grant who will receive $500. The winners of each of our 18 photo categories, along with work from Giles Clarke and Velar Grant, will be on display for two months at the 6×6 Photography Centre in Cyprus beginning February 10th, 2017. Also to be featured in Cyprus is photographer Laurence Bouchard who racked up an incredible thirteen (13!) MPA Honorable Mentions.

View the Photos of 2016 Grand Prize Winner Giles Clarke.

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View the Winners & Honorable Mentions for all 18 Photo Categories.

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View the Winner & Top Three finalists of the MPA Photo Essay.

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MPA2016WinnersMilanAfter the huge success of our exhibit in Cyprus, the MPA is thrilled to announce another show opening in Milan, Italy. The photo exhibition, in partnership the mobile photography stock agency Picwant will be held at Polifemo Fotografia, in the inner space of Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini 4, in Milan. The exhibit will run from March 21st to 31st, from 9.00 a.m. to 06.30 p.m., excluding the time slot 1:00 pm – 2:00p.m. and sat-sun. If you’re in or near Milan please come see the exhibit!

Open Call for Entries for Gallery Exhibit!

Decisive: New Currents in Street Photography

DEADLINE EXTENSION! Entries accepted through July 26th, 2016

Sixteen Mile Arts Photography Gallery will showcase SIXTY (60) photographs for the exhibit, with thirty (30) prints & thirty (30) images in rotation on our digital screen. The exhibit will run throughout August, 2016

The great street photographers typically used small rangefinder cameras to capture spontaneous moments & people without being noticed. Whatever our tools may be, the street photographer is always an observer, looking for the decisive moment before it’s gone.

As Henri-Cartier Bresson, the father of modern street photography says…

“…Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.” HCB

You may enter directly through the MPA site with your MPA sign-in credentials. Fees range from $15 for one image to $100 for 15 images.

  • Images must conform to the theme (street photography)
  • Images may be created with any type of camera, including film, digital, & mobile phone
  • Fees range from $20 for one image to $100 for 15 images.
  • Exhibit runs August, 2016
  • Artist retains 100% of copyright
  • Chosen images will be announced prior to August 9th, 2016.
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    CLICK TO VIEW Shadow Stories: 100 Chosen Images for Exhibit.

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    The Mobile Photography Awards & Sixteen Mile Arts present Shadow Stories Vol. 2: a juried Exhibit for Black & White Mobile Photography.

    In the digital era, photographers are no longer limited by technology, darkroom costs or film choice and yet the allure of Black & White is as strong as ever. It’s been said that when we photograph people in color we capture their clothes, but when we shoot them in Black & White we capture their soul. When we eliminate color we are left with light, shadow and contrast: the very heart of photography.

    Use any and all apps on your phone and/or tablet device to create monochrome images.

    In the words of American photographer Robert Frank:

    “…Black and white are the true colors of photography. To me, they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” Robert Frank

    Shadow Stories Vol. 2 is now accepting entries through March 17, 2016. The exhibit will be juried by photographer Christopher Wahl and Sixteen Mile Arts owner/curator Daniel Berman. One hundred images will be showcased for the exhibit, at the Sixteen Mile Arts Photography Gallery in Milton, Ontario. Thirty (30) chosen images will be printed on museum quality paper and seventy (70) will be in rotation on our digital screen. The exhibit will run April 15th through May 16th, 2016. You may enter directly through the MPA site with your MPA sign-in credentials. Fees range from $15 for one image to $100 for 15 images.

    • Images must be monochrome (black & white)
    • Images must be shot & edited on mobile phones or tablet devices.
    • Fees range from $15 for one image to $100 for 15 images.
    • Exhibit runs April 15-May 16, 2016.
    • Artist retains 100% of copyright
    • Chosen images will be announced prior to March 31, 2016.
    • DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 20, 2016 at 11:59pm PST

    Please check out the beautiful images from our Pocket Vistas Exhibit at the BMFA Arts Centre in Collingwood, Ontario held Septmber 3-28, 2014.

    POCKET VISTAS:

    a Mobile Photography Exhibit for Landscapes, Nature and Wildlife opened September 6th at the BMFA Arts Centre in the beautiful resort town of Collingwood, Ontario. On view are 60 images from artists hailing from 16 countries. Here is a quick sample of the presentation. All images are for sale – contact the MPA directly for inquiries.

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    More Images from Pocket Vistas

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    “With the MPA…phone photos reach fine art proportions” San Francisco Guardian