THE JURY

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The jury for the 3rd Annual Mobile Photography Awards:

KashiEd Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition.

Kashi’s innovative approach to photography and filmmaking produced the Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook with MediaStorm in 2006, which has been shown in film festivals and museums around the world. An eight-year project completed in 2003, Aging in America: The Years Ahead, has created one of the most extensive visual archives on aging in the United States.

Along with numerous awards from World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International, UNICEF’s Photo of the Year 2010, a Prix Pictet 2010 Commission and honors from Communication Arts and American Photography, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide. He has seven books, including Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta and THREE. Kashi’s latest book Photojournalisms, is a compilation of journal writings to his wife, done over a nearly 20-year period, from various locations around the world.

ChrisWahlChristopher Wahl is one of Canada’s most renowned portrait photographers. His work has been recognized by American Photography, Communication Arts, PDN, The Annual Report 100 and The Magenta Foundation. Christopher’s work is part of the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

As a result of his time as official tour photographer for The Rolling Stones, his images of the legendary band appear widely and are included in several of their official books and publications. Christopher is regularly published by every major Canadian magazine.

If you were to ask him what he’s trying to capture, he’d tell you his work is about “awkward decisive moments of people doing nothing.” That’s what separates his photos from the rest, this sixth sense that some believe he has for capturing “the in-between moments” — well, that and an earned access to some of the most illustrious subjects in the world: just a few include Keith Richards, Tiger Woods, George Soros, Isabella Rossellini, Henry Kissenger, Claudia Schiffer, David Lynch, Prime Ministers, Presidents, Prince Charles and the Queen of England.

PetaPixel calls Christopher “…one of the photographic masters of our time.”

mishoMisho Baranovic is a mobile photographer, writer and app developer. He is interested in how mobile technology is changing photography.

Misho’s photography has been exhibited internationally in New York (EyeEm, Open House Gallery, 2010), Berlin (EyeEm, Schlechtriem Brothes Gallery, 2010), Paola, Italy (iPhoneography.eu, FIAF Gallery Arteaparte, 2011) and Sarcelles, France (Photsoc PhotSoc 2012 – International Festival of Social Photography)

In 2013, Misho partnered with FORMAT Festival and EyeEm to create MobFORMAT: The Press– the world’s first mobile photo printing press. Over the course of the month-long festival 2,000 photographers submitted almost 7,000 photos to the exhibition. All photos were selected and curated by visitors to the Chocolate Factory space.

Misho recently published his first eBook with Digital Photography School: iPhone Photography: How to Shoot, Edit and Share Great Photos. The eBook is a definitive guide on how to take creative control of the iPhone camera. He is also the Chief Blog Editor for the ProCamera App and is a featured contributor for Digital Photography Review’s Connect site.

Misho released his first iPhone photo app, Perspective Correct, in March 2013.

BobWeilBob Weil has written a number of feature articles for computer graphics, animation and film industry publications over the last two decades. He also produced special effects for Virtuosity, a Paramount film starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. In the 1990s, he co-founded and sold an Internet marketing services firm, and went on to work for Disney Studios, overseeing development of all film, music, DVD, and book websites. He is a frequent speaker and writer on digital photographic processes and techniques. His latest book, co-written with Nicki Fitz-Gerald, is called The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone (Rocky Nook Books, 2013).

Bob’s iPhoneography work has been exhibited at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California and the Darkroom Gallery in Vermont. Five of his photos were recognized in the 2012 Mobile Photo Awards, and four of images were shown at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York City. A dozen of Bob’s pieces were projected on floor-to-ceiling screens during photography sessions at the 2013 MacWorld/iWorld conference in 2013. Bob was selected as an iPhone Photographer of the Year by the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA) in 2013 and was a 2013 American Aperture Awards juror. Twelve of his collages are currently hanging at the Alexander Brest Museum in Jacksonville, Florida as part of an invitation-only digital photography exhibition.

NickiFitzgeraldNicki FitzGerald is an Illustrator, designer and co-author of the book The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone (Rocky Nook Books, 2013). Nicki began her career as an illustrator in London after graduating from Chelsea School of Art in 1990. Her illustration work has been widely published in mainstream and business publications, and has been used on book covers for The Women’s Press.

In 2010 Nicki’s iPhoneography was exhibited at the first Eyephoneography Exhibition in Madrid. More of Nicki’s work has been shown at FORMAT; a UK Photography Festival exploring Street Photography. Her image Flamin’ Amy won 4th place in LifeinLoFi’s Faved of the Year 2011. Nicki’s image Fish Oil won the top prize and four more of her images won honorable mentions in the Appstract Digital Painting category of the Mobile Photography Awards 2013. All five images were displayed at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York City and the Holcim Gallery near Toronto in Canada in 2013. Nicki ‘s work and her life as “a mom with an iPhone” was featured in the P1xels digital magazine “iPhotographer” in September 2013.

In April 2011, after finding no central online resource for learning the art of iPhoneography, Nicki founded the website iPhoneographyCentral.com, a place for learning how to create stunning art and photography on your iPhone, which she now co-manages with Bob Weil. In 2013, Nicki and Bob invited 43 top iPhone artists and photographers to share their creativity and the techniques behind their art and the book “The Art of iPhone Photography” was born.

Nicki now divides her time between her day job, family, the iPC website and iPhoneography.

Marty Yawnick MPAMarty Yawnick writes and publishes Life In LoFi, one of the world’s leading iPhone photography and mobile photography publications and resources. He is also a freelance graphic designer and owns Type A Design, a small graphic design studio based in Dallas/Fort Worth. He holds a degree from College of the Canyons, where he majored in Fine Arts — theatre, art, music and film.

“I have a camera. Sometimes, I use it to make phone calls.”

“I grew up around photography. When I was a kid, my dad and I would process Kodak Plus-X Pan that we’d shot in the bathroom after dark. Photography was something I took throughout junior high and high school.”

“I’ve been shooting with an iPhone since I got my 2G in June of 2008. I loved the digital lo-fi qualities of the camera — the color qualities and the noise the 2G added to an image. I love how the iPhone’s camera is practically invisible. You can get the camera places that you cant do with other cameras without effecting the subject or the scene. Most recently, I’ve been shooting with an iPhone 5, but I still shoot occasionally with the 2G.”

DutchDutch Doscher is a Freelance Director of after school specials, music videos and short films, for clients including Deloitte, Pfizer, National Geographic, HCCS, Sunburst and Prentice Hall.

He began his career as a Casting Director and soon expanded his horizons to begin directing and making films. His love and talent for photography is a natural extension of his film making prowess.

His travels have inspired him to create images of waterscapes from around the United States, although he has particular affection for the ponds and streams of his native Connecticut.

Doscher is well-known among mobile photographers, developers, and bloggers for the insights he provides the mobile world from his experience in the commercial video world.

vincentMelissa Vincent began her interest in mobile art and photography in April 2011 when she joined Instagram. Interest turned into passion and her nearly 300,000 Instagram followers are inspired daily by her magical, whimsical iPhone photography and art.

Melissa’s photographs have been featured on National Geographic online and the cover of Time Magazine’s First Annual Wireless Issue. She has garnered critical praise and has been interviewed and featured in multiple media outlets from The Huffington Post to Resource Magazine for her surreal, southern pieces.

Melissa’s photographs have been exhibited and sold in galleries across the United States and Canada.

She was named as a top ten finalist for the 2012 Mobile Photo Awards (MPA) for photographer/artist of the year. She was also awarded the as 2012 ArtHaus photo essay winner for her collection, “The Rooms of William Faulkner.” The series on display at ArtHaus gallery in San Francisco for three months in the spring of 2013.

Most recently, her work and tutorial expertise were showcased in the definitive tome, The Art of iPhone Photography.

All of her work is shot and processed on the iPhone.

SarahJarrett Sarah Jarrett has been working as a full time freelance Artist since 1998, then experimenting with painting and stitching on large photographic prints, now she works with the iPhone and iPad. Her work is published worldwide, commissioned as book illustrations and covers, packaging, stationary, cards and limited and open edition prints.

“The essence of my work is a constant search for meeting points between painting and photography. Colourful, dreamlike, sometimes surreal and yet present. I try to portray a unique kind of beauty that easily makes you curious and crave for more.”

Sarah has been a teacher of Art and Design for over 20 years and runs a successful Art Project for young children “…opening their eyes to unique, creative art experiences.”

Sarah won the grand prize at 2012 Mobile Photography Awards and was awarded the MPA Mobile Artist/Photographer of the Year.

LeeT Lee Towndrow “…was a designer upon starting out. Made album covers. Was moved by kissing robots to become a flame*artist. Built a darkroom, made bread (the kind you eat). Moved to Buenos Aires to try to grow up. Learned Spanish, loved, lost. Worked with great artists. Made photos, made feature films. Still making a life.”

Lee’s portrait of actress and filmmaker Lena Dunham was included in TIME Magazine’s best portraits of 2012. He has photographed writers Martin Amis, Dan Brown, and Michael Chabon among many others.

His work regularly appears in Time Magazine, The Paris Review, Das Magazin, Bloomberg Businessweek, Maisonneuve, Elle, Paper, Vice and dozens publications around the world.

Star Rush Star Rush’s photography has been exhibited in the United States, United States, and Europe and published in magazines Actual Colors May Vary, Askar Magazine, Camerapixo, Dodho.com.

Her work has been featured on international sites and publications: Resource Magazine, wired.it, and Volksrant. Her poetry and short stories have appeared Hawaii Review, Fireweed, and others. She often writes about the culture and practices of mobile photography and social media on her blog and for sites, such as iPhonegraphy.com, wearejuxt.com, dprConnect.com, iPhoneogenic.com, and others.

Her background is in journalism, marketing communications, and creative writing. In 2013, she founded her own company, Star Rush Photography (SRP) in Seattle.

Richard Bangs Richard Bangs has been called the father of modern adventure travel, and is a pioneer in travel that makes a difference, travel with a purpose. He has spent 30 years as an explorer and communicator, and along the way led first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, including the Yangtze in China and the Zambezi in Southern Africa.

Richard has published more than 1000 magazine articles, 19 books, a score of documentaries and all manner of digital media. He has lectured at the Smithsonian, the National Geographic Society, the Explorers Club and many other notable venues. Richard is currently executive producer and host of Richard Bangs’ Quests for PBS.

Laura Hubber mobile photography awardsLaura Hubber is a longtime producer and reporter for the BBC World service. She was a Foreign Correspondent in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for The San Francisco Chronicle and The European newspapers. Laura has worked as consultant and reported from around the world, including from Afghanistan, Rwanda, and Myanmar.
Hubber is currently co-producer for the PBS television series of specials Adventures With Purpose

Dan Marcolina mobile photography awardsDan Marcolina is an internationally recognized designer and author of the first book on the subject of “app Stacking” called “iPhone Obsessed” by Peachpit Press. This critically acclaimed work and his 4 iTunes eBooks iObsessed Companion, AppAlchemy Essentials, AppAlchemy Pocket and Mobile Masters have been called the best creative resource for discovering the art of iPhoneography.

He is the organizer of the landmark iPhoneography event call The Mobile Masters Sessions held January 2013 in San Francisco. He has given lectures on iPhoneography at the first 1197.is in San Francisco, The LA Mobile Arts Festival, Olympus InVision Photo Fest, PDN Photo Plus NY, UArts Philadelphia (lecture and gallery show), Apple stores in New York and San Francisco, Adobe Max in LA, PhotoshopWorld in LasVegas and Orlando. His work has appeared in many venus and publications including Graphis, Zoom Magazine, The Art of iPhone Photography and his interviews can be found in Cult of the Mac, The App Whisper, We Are JUXT, Pixels, Ampt. He also contributes tutorials to The App Whisperer and iPhotographer Magazine.

StephanieStephanie Calabrese is an award-winning documentary photographer known for her portrayal of human stories and revealing moments, a best-selling author, and mentor. Her work has been featured on Forbes.com, LIFE.com, Digital Photo Magazine, Photo.net, Photographer’s i, and the ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) Bulletin, and her photographs have been exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S. and in Holland.

Stephanie is the author of the best-selling The Art of iPhoneography: A Guide to Mobile Creativity Second Edition (Dec 2013) and the First Edition (April 2011), and the author of Lens on Life: Documenting Your World Through Photography (July 2012).

Stephanie regularly leads workshops and mentors adults and children on the topic of mobile photography. In 2012 and 2013, she was a featured speaker on the topic of iPhoneography at the annual MacWorld/iWorld conference in San Francisco, as well as the 2012 BlogHer Annual Conference in New York.

parkNathanial Park is the co-founder of iPhoneArt.com (IPA), an online art gallery and artist community showcasing what CNET calls “the most impressive examples of iPhone photography around.”

In 2012 he produced the inaugural LA Mobile Arts Festival, a celebration of mobile digital art featuring hands-on workshops, artist talks, and a fine art gallery exhibition with over 650 printed works from 250 artists from 30 countries. Los Angeles Times dubbed the show “a must see.” The Guardian described it as “leading the way in a new genre of photography.”

Spinning off critical acclaim and popularity of the LA Mobile Arts Festival, Park launched iPrints, an alternative high-end fine art printshop for mobile photographers.

A veteran film editor with a stream of award-winning projects to his credit, Park lends his creative storytelling and design skillset to filmmakers and clients, creating short form visual stories that connect.  Notable projects include feature films Argo, Mission: Impossible, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, Iron Man, television shows American Horror Story, Elementary, The Oscars, and commercials for Coca-Cola, Electronic Arts, Ford Motor Co, Adidas and Nike.

Park’s intense work ethic and soft-spoken prowess have won praise from colleagues and clients alike. His keen eye for quality design, art and innovation make him a go-to guy in the fast-growing mobile arts arena.

NettieNettie Edwards was one of the first artists to explore the possibilities of multi apping and digital collage with a mobile phone. Nettie has written extensively on these subjects. Publications include: Practical Photoshop, iCreate, Apps, Somerset Digital Studio and Artful Blogging. She is also an educator and runs workshops in creative iPhoneography and Mobile Art.

Nettie was a winner in the fine arts category of the 4th Julia Margaret Cameron Photography Awards and is currently a finalist in the LUMEN digital arts prize. She was named Mobile Photographer of the Year in the inaugural AX3 awards. She was first runner up in the 2012 iPhoneArt Bursary, and a finalist, with honourable mentions in the 2nd World Wide Photography Gala Awards Urban and Landscape competition, 3rd Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, WPGA cell phone competition, and the first EyeEm Mobile Photography competition in 2009.

Nettie Edwards trained as a Theatrical Designer and followed that career for 20 years, including work at the Royal National Theatre and BBC. She was a member of the gold medal winning British design team at the 1997 Prague Quadrennial: the world’s largest event in the field of scenography.

andyAndy Royston is a self-described “dawncatcher.” Royston walks the Atlantic shores of Ft.Lauderdale Beach daily and has shared online in real time his remarkable images for over three years. In fact, most consider his blog FtLauderdalesun.com to be the oldest continuously running daily mobile photography blog in the world.

His iPhone images of Ft. Lauderdale Beach are regularly exhibited and Andy has made a number of talks and lectures about his work with more events planned for 2013. He is currently runs a series of classes and workshops at Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and NOVA University’s AutoNation Academy.

Andy is also ‘community ambassador’ at the Museum of Discovery & Science in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His photographs of the natural beach environment combine the worlds of ecology, science, art and technology, brought into focus within a Science Museum context. .

A creative chief of a South Florida design company he is a veteran of London’s busy magazine, music and television news worlds. Andy lives and works in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

andyJoanne Carter is a British based Professional Photographer and Photo Technology Journalist. As well as editing several major photo title magazines in the past, she has also been published widely both nationally and internationally, including dpreview, The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, Professional Photography, Digital Arts, Popular Photography & Imaging, Graphix, NikonPro and many more. Joanne has also been featured in several photographic books.

Most recently Joanne is the Founder and Editorial Director of The App Whisperer. The site has rapidly become one of world’s most popular, successful and foremost mobile photography websites. The App Whisperer hosts a team of hugely successful mobile photography and imagery columnists from around the world, each bringing their unique style, creativity and original content.

RobertPaulRobert-Paul Jansen discovered the iPhone as a camera in 2010 and his love for photography exploded. His new creative life was born. The limitations of the sensor of the iPhone 3g forced him to push the limits of the device in search of the best exposure and the right composition. By constantly pushing the technical boundaries of his device during these early days of mobile photography, Robert-Paul gained a reputation at the forefront of this burgeoning genre, and grew considerably as a photographer.

His goal is to make people more aware of the tiny, special details around them. Robert-Paul is a firm believer that beauty can be found anywhere, you just have to be open to see it.. As he sees it, these tiny details can become single-frame fairytales.

Robert-Paul is a proud member of Stocksy United, a stock photography co-operative owned and operated by artists. His work has been exhibited all over the world including gallery exhibitions in New York, London, San Francisco, Orlando, Rotterdam and Reno (Italy), and has been featured on numerous websites and magazines.

RobertPaulJen Pollack Bianco is an award-winning travel & lifestyle photographer, who runs the multi-media travel blog, My Life’s A Trip.

Five of her Instagram images were featured on the cover of TIME magazine’s first ever The Wireless Issue in 2012. The German newspaper Süddeutsche named My Life’s a Trip Blog of the Month and did an article showcasing her iPhone images. Her mobile photography has been featured on websites such as Mashable, AOL travel, Gadling, Apartment Therapy, as well as on the EyeEm and Instagram blogs.

Jen’s mobile image series from Burma, “Scenes from Sunrise at Shwedagon Pagoda” Images won second place ArtHaus Photo Essay Category of 2nd Annual Mobile Photo Awards. She also received several honorable mentions in the JUXT Photo Journalism, Travel, and Transportation categories. Her mobile photography has been shown in galleries and shows in Miami, New York, Berlin, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto.

Jen is a contributor to Hipstamatic’s Snap Magazine. She’s a member of We Are JUXT mobile collective, as well as EyeEm Ambassador for Los Angeles.

She is a member of International Food & Wine Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA), and International Association of Professional Online Travel Journalists.

When she is not traveling, Jen resides in Los Angeles with her husband and her dog.