Smartphone Snaps Surprise in The 2021 Mobile Photography Awards – Design You Trust

Smartphone Snaps Surprise in The 2021 Mobile Photography Awards

Winner – Water, Snow, Ice. ‘San Clemente’. iPhone XS Max

Roger Clay

Established in 2011, the Mobile Photography Awards is a unique contest; as much as chronicle of smartphone camera evolution as a celebration of the art of mobile photography. In its 10th year it presents an indisputable case for the power of modern mobile photography.

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Winner – Black & White. ‘Horse Play’. iPhone 5C

Alessandra Manzotti

“If it’s true what Henri Cartier-Bresson says, that our first 10,000 photos will be our worst, then mobile photography has given people an historic opportunity to quickly get past 10,001,” the MPA writes on its website.

Winner – Transportation. ‘Untitled’. Xiaomi MI10

Chen Ma

Spanning 20 broad categories, this year’s selection of celebrated images present a calibre of artistry equal to the best seen in any professional photography contest. From extraordinary macro shots to spectacular time-lapse landscapes, it is clear smartphone cameras are now capable of capturing any kind of photographic style or aesthetic.

Grand Prize Winner. iPhone 11 Pro Max

Dan Liu

Grand Prize Winner. iPhone 11 ProMax

Dan Liu

Winner – Street Photography. ‘Stuart Street, Boston’. iPhone 7

Jeff Larason

Winner – Travel, Adventure. ‘Reverence’. Huawei

Jinyi He

Winner – Architecture, Design. ‘The Beauty of Arches’. iPhone XR

Mona Jumaan

Winner – Eyes of the World. ‘Cantonese Opera’. Vivo X50Pro

Queenie Cheen

Winner – Macro. ‘Duo’. Samsung Galaxy S8

Fabio Sartori

Winner – The Darkness. ‘Late Night’. iPhone 8 Plus

George Koutsouvelis

Winner – Landscapes. ‘Lake Baikal’. Huawei.

Juan Zas Espinosa

Winner – People. ‘Look Back’. Google Pixel 3

Rohan Sajeev

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘HDB’. iPhone 12 Pro Max

Mengguo Li

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘New York 6066’. iPhone 6 Plus

Lynne Deutch

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Pink’. iPhone 8 Plus

Yuexiang Wang

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Forum Frost’. iPhone XS

Michelle Simmons

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Lines Don’t Lie’. iPhone 11

Vince Keresnyei

Honorable Mention – Macro. ‘Dragonfly’

Yunchao Ma

Honorable Mention – Landscapes. ‘Namib Desert’

Goran Jovic


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