Sábado passado, publicamos um post no Instagram que gerou uma série de reações, das mais diversas, o que mostra que nossa arte desperta muito interesse.
Hoje, a Sony lançou seu prêmio mundial dedicado à mobgrafias. Abaixo segue o texto original de um dos organizadores e jurado do prêmio, Anthony Lepinay, que detalha as razões pelas quais a Sony decidiu fazer esse movimento.
Destaco aqui o principal trecho:
“We understand that the sheer number of mobile devices now at our disposal does not guarantee quality, but quite the opposite. The democratisation of imagery, and our means of producing that imagery, leaves our medium more vulnerable than ever before to a flood of low quality, unintelligent photography that is neither sustainable in the long run, nor healthy in the short.”
Essa é exatamente a posição que a mObgraphia prega e acredita, ponto que talvez não tenha sido totalmente compreendido por alguns leitores.
Why we launched the 2015 Mobile Phone Award
Date 27th Jan 2015
© Anthony Lepinay (member of the 2015 Mobile Phone Award judging panel)
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Today, the World Photography Organisation launched our brand new competition, the 2015 Mobile Phone Award. We have high standards, and we don’t apologise for that. We are asking for the extraordinary; to show us, through incredible mobile phone photography, the inspirational moments that life is capable of providing us. The full brief:
“You get out of life what you put in. Push past the obvious and see the inspiration all around you. Discover the extraordinary by using your mobile phone to view the world through a different lens.”
There were two prominent factors when considering whether or not to launch this award; the main one being that there is now more mobile devices in the world than there are human beings. Alongside this, those devices are multiplying at around 5 times the rate of the human population. Whether or not you’re of the opinion that these extraordinary facts are a good or a bad thing, no one can deny the influence, breadth and reach that imagery today wields. Photography now exists in our pockets, and we want to celebrate this.
The second factor was that mobile entries to the Sony World Photography Awards have increased steadily year on year. It was time for mobile phone photography to have its own dedicated platform, instead of taking the risk of losing some wonderful photos within the hundreds of thousands of entries we receive to the main awards.
We understand that the sheer number of mobile devices now at our disposal does not guarantee quality, but quite the opposite. The democratisation of imagery, and our means of producing that imagery, leaves our medium more vulnerable than ever before to a flood of low quality, unintelligent photography that is neither sustainable in the long run, nor healthy in the short.
But through the versatility that our mobile devices offer, the Mobile Phone Award will strive to offer a platform for the peak of what’s achievable – the most inspiring, the most thoughtful, and even, just maybe, the most ground breaking.