Art Imitates…Cell Phone Use? Mobile Phone Photographers: Exhibit Your Work!

Cell phones have transformed our lives in so many ways, over such a short period of time.  The one change we probably didn’t see coming?  Art through the lens of your phone!

Many mobile phones now boast advanced cameras (5 megapixel+) capable of producing higher quality images than ever before.  And, because they’re always with us, as photographers we always have the tools to capture an unforgettable image.

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) is acknowledging the contribution of mobile phone imagery to the art world with a new exhibit called “Through the Lens of your Phone”, running January 6-29, 2012. 

There is an open call for submissions to the exhibit!
The entry fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members (up to six images). Chosen entries will be exhibited in small-format print as well as on-screen.  Prints will be for sale to museum patrons at a fixed price. Six categories will be included: Abstract, Animals, Flora, Land/Seascape, People and Open.

Otis does not think he's photogenic.

Judging of the images will be done by New Times staff photographer Steve E. Miller. One Honorable Mention award image from each selected participant to be hung in the gallery. Cash awards will be given for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places.  Entry deadline is Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 5 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, and how to submit, download the Call for Entries form from

As the smartphone market progresses, our cells are becoming, as the SLOMA exhibit description phrased it, “full-fledged computing devices in which photos are created, edited, sent directly to print and distributed all over the world.”

Fancy yourself a phone-ographer?  Submit your best images and make your mark on the art world, through the lens of your phone!

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