On December 26th 2011, the Mobile Photo Awards announced their category winners from over 2200 entries. The categories for the competition included such traditional photographic genres as Landscapes, Self-Portraits, and Street Photography as well as uniquely modern areas such as Digital Art and software enhanced Abstractions.
The competition was designed to celebrate the explosive growth of cell-phone photography and art. The winning 25 entries will be part of a traveling exhibit alongside images from the jury and a select few honorable mentions. The exhibit will premiere with a 3 month engagement at San Francisco’s prestigious ArtHaus gallery beginning in April of 2012.
“Thanks to the advancements in lenses and image sensors for mobile phones, and the eco-system of developers who have created photo processing applications, the creativity of mobile photography knows no bounds,” said Daniel Berman, founder of the Mobile Photo Awards and a noted mobile photographer known as Reservoir_Dan. “With this competition and open gallery call we now give mobile photographers and artists the chance to take that creativity even further and show the art world and public just how inspiring these images can be. We’re excited to share the unique opportunity and exposure that this contest will give to the participants.”
Entries were judged based on originality, creativity, and adherence to the contest theme. The jury was comprised of 15 of today’s most celebrated mobile photographers and includes widely published and well-known iPhoneographers such as Aik Beng Chia, Alan Kastner, Robert-Paul Jansen, and Nettie Edwards.
The iPhoneography blog is please to be able to show some of the winning photos, whilst the full list of category winners and their photos can be viewed at mobilephotoawards.com, and where the overall winner will be announced later this week.