10th Annual MPA Jury
The jury for the 10th Annual Mobile Photography Awards:
Dimpy Bhalotia is an award-winning hodophile fine art street photographer based out of London. Her work has received much acclaim and won her over 17 prestigious awards. She was named as the best street photographer of 2019. Publications from Washington Post, Adobe, Forbes, BBC News, GQ Magazine, Elle, Esquire, The Telegraph, Insider, Deccan Herald, Cult of Mac, etc have featured her work. She finds art in the extraordinary details of the seemingly ordinary life on streets. She believes the universe is a piece of art and so is every soul and street. It is this inspiration that makes photography her ‘fitoor’ (passionate obsession). She travels the globe cutting across hills, deserts and seas shooting to capture natural predilection for unpredictable, larger-than-life movements lending visual and emotional excitement in her photographs. She strives to spread the message of hope, love, energy and freedom through her photographs
Rodrigo Rivas is a freelance photographer who has defended smartphone photography for more than a decade. He was a winner of The Darkness category in 2017, in addition to several honorable mentions over several years in other categories.
In addition to his work as a photographer, he is a trainer about smartphone photography (and more photographic subjects) at Madrid photography and film school, EFTI. He has written three books about smartphone photography technique with Anaya Photoclub (the most important publisher of training in photography, in Spain and Latin America). He collaborates, regularly, with the Spanish photographic media, Photolari (where he leads a podcast about photography/video too). He has worked and collaborated with many smartphone companies including Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, OPPO, LG, and more.
He currently works much of the time as – Category Expert of Photography & Video – at the online creative training company Domestika. His photos may be seen right here.
Elaine Taylor is a mum of two and a passionate iPhone photography enthusiast, living in Yorkshire UK. She shoots and edits solely with an iPhone and says mobile photography has given her a way to bring creativity into her every day life.
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 delivering smartphone photography workshops. Her work has been included in exhibitions and featured in printed publications such as Shooter Magazine and Black+White Photography magazine. She has received a number of awards/mentions in international mobile photography competitions.
Dominika Koszowska is a doctoral student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland. Her work has awarded in more than a dozen competition exhibitions in Poland and around the world. She has also won several art competitions, including: two awards at WKF National Geographic (2016), Honourable mention at the Mobile Photography Awards (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), shortlist Mira Mobile Prize (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). She was the title Book Photographer of the Year in the Moscow International Foto Awards. She was the Grand Prize Winner in the 8th annual Mobile Photography Awards 2018.
Glenn Homann is an experienced and very passionate iPhone Photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. True to the ethos of “always having the camera in your pocket”, his interests encompass all genres.
Gliding from sweeping romantic landscapes to intimate street portraits. From grungy urban details to sparse architectural minimalism.
His work has been recognized in some of the world’s leading Mobile and iPhone competitions. Numerous category wins at the Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) as well as the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) and the Australian Photography Awards are a testament to his desire to push Mobile Photography to the limit.
Manuela Matos Monteiro studied Philosophy and Psychology. She is the author of several books on Psychology, Psychosociology and Pedagogy She coordinated NETPROF – Portuguese Teacher’s site on the Internet and directed 2:PONTOS magazine. Since the 1970’s she has developed photographic work and has participated in collective and individual exhibitions.
With her iPhone 3s Manuela began to explore the potential of mobile devices. She has won several prizes in contests and has exhibited in Portugal, Brussels (European Parliament), Mozambique (Maputo and Beira), France (Paris and Bordeaux), Florence, Berlin (two photography biennials 2013 and 2016), Miami, Kansas City, Barcelona among others. She is artist founder of NEM – New Era Museum. She has been a jury member for multiple national and international photography competitions. She has curated several photo exhibitions and organized 7 editions of the MIRA Mobile Prize. She has directed since 2013, with João Lafuente, the galleries Espaço MIRA, MIRA FORUM and since April 2017 the gallery MIRA | performative arts, all in Porto, Portugal.
Joshua Sariñana, PhD, is an MIT trained neuroscientist, fine art photographer, and writer. His mobile photography has been recognized by the Sony World Photography Awards, exhibited at the Aperture Gallery, published in Black & White Magazine, and featured on an iPhone commercial. In addition, he has published several articles on the intersection of photography and neuroscience for PetaPixel, and given lectures on the topic at Trinity College, Dublin, Northeastern University, and Flashpoint Boston, at the Griffin Museum of Photography.