Best 18 Photographs of 2016 Taken on Mobile Phones

Best 18 Photographs of 2016 Taken on Mobile Phones

Here are the winning photos of the 6th Annual Mobile Photography Awards. Giles Clarke of New York was named by members of the jury the winner of the Grand Prize 2016 MPA Photographer of the year. To view complete list of winners and honorable mentions visit MPA website.

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The winner of the MPA Photo Essay is Velar Grant who will receive $500. The winners of each of our 18 photo categories, along with work from Giles Clarke and Velar Grant, will be on display for two months at the 6×6 Photography Centre in Cyprus beginning February 10th, 2017. Photographer Laurence Bouchard who racked up an incredible thirteen (13!) MPA Honorable Mentions will be also featured in Cyprus.
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The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities. Alongside the annual competition (October-December), they produce themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.
If it’s true what Henri Cartier-Bresson says that their first 10,000 photos will be their worst, then it’s safe to say that mobile photography has given people an historic opportunity to get past 10,001. The MPA is a showcase for photographers and artists who have embraced this decisive moment.


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Over the course of five years the Mobile Photography Awards has evolved into the world’s largest annual event & competition of its kind. They are open to all mobile phones and tablets. The MPA offers photographers and artists opportunities for exhibits, open gallery calls, fine art sales, and annual cash prizes. They giveaway amazing products and services, and more. As an organization, they have distributed nearly $60,000 directly to artists and photographers through cash prizes and fine-art sales.
Since 2011 the Mobile Photography Awards has produced more than a dozen successful exhibits in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, San Jose.
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