Smartphone Snaps Surprise in The 2021 Mobile Photography Awards
Winner – Water, Snow, Ice. ‘San Clemente’. iPhone XS Max
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.
Winner – Black & White. ‘Horse Play’. iPhone 5C
“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
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
Grand Prize Winner. iPhone 11 ProMax
Winner – Street Photography. ‘Stuart Street, Boston’. iPhone 7
Winner – Travel, Adventure. ‘Reverence’. Huawei
Winner – Architecture, Design. ‘The Beauty of Arches’. iPhone XR
Winner – Eyes of the World. ‘Cantonese Opera’. Vivo X50Pro
Winner – Macro. ‘Duo’. Samsung Galaxy S8
Winner – The Darkness. ‘Late Night’. iPhone 8 Plus
Winner – Landscapes. ‘Lake Baikal’. Huawei.
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Winner – People. ‘Look Back’. Google Pixel 3
Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘HDB’. iPhone 12 Pro Max
Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘New York 6066’. iPhone 6 Plus
Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Pink’. iPhone 8 Plus
Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Forum Frost’. iPhone XS
Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Lines Don’t Lie’. iPhone 11
Honorable Mention – Macro. ‘Dragonfly’
Honorable Mention – Landscapes. ‘Namib Desert’