7th Annual MPA Jury

The jury for the 7th Annual Mobile Photography Awards:

james and annette by AdzaGallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz opened ArtHaus in San Francisco’s historic Nob Hill in 1996. Since then, the gallery has relocated to SOMA and become one of San Francisco’s foremost contemporary fine art venues.

At 411 Brannan Street, Bacchi and Schutz emphasize an intimate presentation of museum-quality works, diverse in subject matter, media and style by noteworthy New York and Bay Area artists. Their passion for the work they represent, and the outstanding service they provide for their following of collectors, curators, corporate art advisors, architectural interior designers and visual merchandisers sets ArtHaus apart from more commercial galleries.

ArtHaus and gallery represented artists continue to capture the attention of publications and electronic media including, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Art in America, New Art Examiner, Metropolitan Home, 7×7, and The Arts & Entertainment Network, ABC-TV News, Charles Schwab ON INVESTING.

Arthaus presented the very first exhibit for the 1st Annual 2011 Mobile Photography Awards in addition to a special exhibit for the 2012 MPA Photo Essay winners. James and Annette have long been art world friends of the mobile photography community. Image by Adza.

james and annette by AdzaGiles​ ​Clarke​ ​is a photojournalist with Getty Images Reportage based in New York City. Giles started his career as a 16mm camera assistant in a daily news production company (Cintec) in Berlin in the mid 1980’s. He then trained and worked as a professional black and white photographic printer in London and New York City during the 1990’s.

He spent over 12 years in the darkroom printing for fashion and advertising clients – including the late Richard Avedon in 1995-96. After a stint in Los Angeles working for UK’s Channel 4 and on web-based content for commercial clients, Giles returned to New York in 2008 to pursue still photography. Now focusing almost entirely on humanitarian and conflict issues, Giles’s work has been featured recently by The United Nations (OCHA), American Photography 31 and 32, Amnesty International, CNN, The Guardian, Global Witness, The Lucie Foundation, The New Yorker, The New York Times, National Press Photographers Association, Paris Match, PDN, POYi, TIME, Visa Pour l’Image-Perpignan, and The Washington Post amongst others.

Giles is a visiting lecturer and an Advisory Board member at the Cine Institute, Haiti’s only tuition-free arts college. He’s an avid supporter and content contributor for Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), a Haiti-based NGO that addresses issues of poverty and social injustices around the world.

He spent 2016 on the road with Ban Ki-moon, documenting his work with the United Nations during the last year as the Secretary General. Giles is currently working on projects covering the East African famine and the Yemen crisis.

evgeny_portrait_MG_6525_fb copyIn early 2004, before Facebook and photo-sharing sites, Evgeny Tchebotarev created an online community for photographers to meet, share photos and trade stories and information. He initially developed this as a LiveJournal blog and then teamed up with Oleg Gutsol and transformed the idea into what became one of the world’s most esteemed photo sharing sites, 500px.com

As co-founder and Chief Photography Officer (CPO), Evgeny is responsible for bringing the 500px vision to life through community engagement and maintaining a strong link between photographers and 500px team. He takes cues from the industry and provides the team with the ideas of where the photo industry is headed in the years ahead, ensuring that 500px is on the technological and innovational path to success.

brendanBrendan Ó Sé is an multi- award winning fine art photographer/mobile photographer from Cork, Ireland. Brendan offers mobile photography workshops in association with Cork’s Glucksman Gallery and The Gallery of Photography in Dublin. These workshops are supported by Olloclip, for whom Brendan is a brand ambassador.

His DSLR and iPhone photography has been exhibited in Dublin, Miami, Florence, Lecce, Victoria, Ontario, Rome, Porto, Bangkok, and Jakarta. Brendan was part of the Apple World Gallery of images shot on iPhone 6 in 2015. His photograph was showcased on billboards and posters in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Paris, Bangalore, Tokyo, Bogota, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin, Boston, Milan, Singapore, Sydney and many more throughout the world. It was also featured in many print magazines, including The New Yorker. In June, Brendan’s photograph in this campaign was awarded a Cannes Golden Lion in the advertising world’s Oscars and also won Gold in the Clio Awards 2015.

SP MPASusannah Perlman is a curator and event producer as well as a comedian/chanteuse. She is the head curator at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art. New York’s Soho Gallery for Digital Art on Sullivan Street is a cutting edge digital art gallery, performance venue and event space in Soho. The gallery is 2000 sq. feet on 2 floors with 16 40″ digital canvases that can be customized for any exhibit. Currently, Perlman is teaming up with One Clipboard for an ongoing Art of Apps series at the gallery.

JPB MPAJen Pollack Bianco is a Seattle-based luxury travel blogger, writer and award-winning travel photographer. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of My Life’s A Trip, a multi-media travel blog. An expert at marrying pop culture, new technology and travel, she enjoys working in the evolving mobile space. Jen’s travel images have been featured everywhere from the cover of TIME magazine’s #thewirelessissue to Apple’s World Gallery and shot on iPhone 6 campaign well as prominent websites such as the Huffington Post, Mashable, Cult of Mac, and Buzzfeed.

Sheldon Serkin MPASheldon Serkin has been a mobile street photographer in New York City since 2010. He was named the Grand Prize winner and “Mobile Photographer of the Year” in the 2014 Mobile Photo Awards, placing first in the category of Street Photography. His work has been has been featured in numerous websites, including The App Whisperer, iPhoneography Central, Mobiography, Eyeem, Hipstography, Gothamist and Grryo. He is a contributor in The Art Of iPhone Photography by Bob Weil and Nicki Fitz-Gerald (Rocky Nook 2013), and his photography was also featured in The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography Journal.

Sheldon is currently preparing his first book of street photographs, entitled Awful Bliss. He posts daily on instagram, eyeem and flickr as @shelserkin. For more information, visit awfulbliss

Andy MPAAndy Butler is a UK iPhone photographer, member of the social photography collective, Grryo.com, founder of the website, Mobiography.net and editor of the supporting Mobiography Magazine, a long running digital publication dedicated to the subject of mobile photography.

He is a passionate advocate of mobile photography and uses both the website and magazine as platforms to explore the world of mobile photography, showcasing the talents of the many individuals within this movement. Earlier in 2015 he spoke on the subject of mobile photography and digital publishing at MOJO, the first international Mobile Journalism Conference in Dublin.

JoanneJoanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com.

A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Photography. Joanne is also a Columnist for Vogue Magazine and is Contributing Editor to LensCulture.

AlonDubbed “LA’s iPhoneography Wizard” by Forbes magazine, Alon Goldsmith is an award-winning photographer who has been featured extensively across media and exhibited in galleries around the globe.

Alon has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Reader’s Digest and the App Whisperer, and he has been extensively featured in Snap and Mobiography magazines. His work has appeared in solo shows in New York, Brentwood, Topanga Canyon and San Diego, as well as in group shows at HaleARTS in Santa Monica, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts and internationally in Canada, Italy, Portugal and Belgium.