THE GRAND PRIZE

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THE MPA MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2015

JIAN WANG

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When we look for a Grand Prize Winner we gravitate toward an artist with a strong sense of their own photographic strengths, someone who expresses those strengths with clarity and conviction. Jian Wang has an eye for pattern and a talent for placing humanity in context with the designs he finds everywhere, all around us. From architecture to landscapes to street photography, the vision is consistent, the same photographer with the same internal aesthetic. Working with his iPhone 6Plus, Jian raises the mobile photography bar for technical excellence, compositional skills, and storytelling. Really exciting work.” Daniel Berman Founder MPA

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THE CHINA RED

 

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UNTITLED

 

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NAP

 

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RED DOOR

 

“Jian Wang is a photographer who knows how to merge the elements of composition, light and geometry to create a truly special collection of images. We see very strong use of geometric lines and found patterns in the compositions, always in the service of the image and never gratuitous. I also appreciate the way solitary figures are positioned in the shafts of light, often surrounded by heavy contrasts of shadow and darkness. My favourite is THE BRIDGE. The way the umbrellas split the photo in half diagonally and how the figure above them is framed in the light. Beautiful and very clever.” Andy Butler Editor Mobiography Magazine

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THE BRIDGE

 

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JOURNEY OF LIGHT

 

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MAZE

 

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ACCORDION

 

“Jian Wang’s work celebrates the high art of everyday life. Wang’s style wonderfully marries graphic elements with humans and nature. The photographic voice is clear whether he’s shooting cityscapes, architecture, landscapes, or people. His work manages to be playful even at it’s most artful. Wang’s work shows a strong eye for light and color and his use of graphic lines is sublime.” Jen Pollack Bianco Editor My Life’s a Trip

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DANXIA MOUNTAIN II

 

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LINES

 

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GAZING

 

“A consistent voice that carries from architecture to nature. Very nice flow. Excellent use of light playing off of patterns & negative space.” Sharon Reaves Founder Reaves Gallery

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OLD ARCHITECTURE

 

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DANXIA MOUNTAIN

 

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TWINS