9th Annual Jury
The jury for the 9th Annual Mobile Photography Awards:
Nicki FitzGerald is an artist, co-author of The Art of iPhone Photography, educator, illustrator and graphic designer from the UK. Her iPhone and iPad are her tools for creating art and video.
As well as creating her own work, Nicki is the founder of iPhone photography tutorial site iPhoneography Central. She delivers workshops on the subject of creativity and experimental photography using mobile devices and has hosted workshops at the Los Angeles Festival of Photography, Mojofest (Mobile Journalism Conference) in Dublin, Ireland for 5 years running and SmartFotoFest in Galway, Ireland in 2019. She is currently working on her fourth creative mobile artistry techniques course to be launched soon!
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.
He posts daily on instagram, eyeem and flickr as @shelserkin. For more information, visit awfulbliss
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.
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.
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.
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.