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2020 Mobile Photography Prize


Home, Family and Community in a Historical Collective Moment.

Let's create
a visual memory
of these days

Mobile devices are often the main vehicle through which we document our everyday life. Considering the current crisis, with this open call we are aiming to understand how this unprecedented situation is redefining the relationship with our home, family and community. Which are our own personal and collective feelings and expectations? Which are the defining values of this historical transition and how we can get out of it stronger and wiser? We are looking for images that can tell about these months and suggest our hope for the future. Images that together can define a collective memory and become an inspiration for the world after the crisis and the generation to come.

Select and upload photos from your mobile phone, Instagram account or laptop library.

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Mobile Photos Of The Year /

What can stimulate more conversations, controversies and reflections than images pretending to summarise a moment and become somehow iconic? The judges will take care of this arduous task, assigning 3 main prizes and up to 9 mentions.

200 Images Photobook /

PHmuseum's Team will select up to 200 images that will be published in a limited edition photobook. The publication will be the second title of a series of volumes aimed at exploring mobile photography. Here you can see the first volume, published with images from last year's call.

Collective Exhibition in Italy /

PHmuseum's Team will curate a collective exhibition at PHmuseum LAB in Bologna, Italy in January 2021 during ArteFiera, one of the most important art fairs in Europe. The event will be accompanied by the book presentation and a workshop on mobile photography.

Collective Feature on BuzzFeed News /

Awarded by Kate Bubacz, Senior Photo Editor at BuzzFeed

Kate Bubacz, Senior Photo Editor at BuzzFeed, will handpick a selection of photographs from the open call to be published on BuzzFeed News, a global news organization providing original online reporting and video programming across Netflix, Facebook Watch, Twitter, Snapchat, and more.

3 Individual Features on GUP Magazine + Yearly Subscription /

Awarded by GUP Magazine Editorial Team

Since 2005, GUP Magazine aims to connect communities around contemporary art and documentary photography. Their Editorial Team will choose 3 photographers among all of the applicants who will be granted an online individual portfolio feature plus a yearly subscription to the printed magazine.

3 Individual Features on Yogurt Magazine /

Awarded by Francesco Rombaldi, Editor in Chief

Yogurt Magazine is a visual arts magazine and curatorial platform focused on contemporary photography. Francesco Rombaldi, Luigi Cecconi and Yogurt editorial team will select 3 photographers from all the submissions to receive an online portfolio feature.

Collective feature on How To Spend It /

Selected by How To Spend It Editorial Team

How To Spend It has been part of the Financial Times newspaper for more than 40 years and is now widely regarded as the benchmark for luxury lifestyle magazines. Rasha Kahil, Creative Director and Katie Webb, Photo Editor will feature a selection of photographs from the open call on the magazine's website and 100,000-follower Instagram account.

5 Online Publications on C41 Magazine /

Awarded by C41

C41 Magazine will pick its 5 favourite photographers from the contest submissions and will write a dedicated article on their projects on the website.

Online Exhibition on PHmuseum /

Together with the physical show in Italy and the book presentation, in January 2021 we will aslo present an online exhibition centred around this year’s theme: Inside. Here you can see the online exhibition made with images from last year's open call.

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Friday 15 May, 2020
Thursday 11 June, 2020
Venue Address

London , London

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