8th Annual MPA Jury
The jury for the 8th Annual Mobile Photography Awards:
Brendan Ó Sé is a 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.
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.
Sheldon 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
In 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.
Andy 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.
Gallerists 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.
Dubbed “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.