Over the course of 12 years, the annual Mobile Photography Awards have proved the staying power of taking photos with your phone. According to the contest, they received a record number of entries this year, with talented smartphone photographers submitting their work across 12 categories. In the end, it was Australian photographer Glenn Homann who wowed the judges with an exceptional portfolio of imagery that spans landscapes, portraits, and architecture.
Homann's incredible work shows his versatility, as well as his ability to use vivid color, dramatic lighting, and compelling compositions across many genres of photography.
“We were thrilled to see such incredible work from Glenn and all of the photographers who submitted to this year's MPA,” says Daniel Berman, the founder of the Mobile Photography Awards. “Glenn's work truly captures the essence of what mobile photography is all about—the ability to create stunning images anytime, anywhere, using only a smartphone.”
With thousands of entries from mobile photographers in 80 countries, the expert judging panel had the arduous task of narrowing down the field to a list of winners. The final result is a strong group of creative photographers who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with a smartphone and proving that they aren't limited by the equipment they carry around in their pockets.
The Mobile Photography Awards continues to develop and evolve along with technology. This is clearly evident with the introduction of a special category for AI images. By honoring the work of the creators, the awards acknowledge that our world is changing and that even visuals created with AI deserve recognition.
Scroll down to see more category winners as well as some of our favorite images from Homann's portfolio.