THE INTERNATIONAL JURY
The FIPA International Jury is comprised of:
GIANCARLO BELTRAME - Italy. Giancarlo Beltrame, journalist and film critic, professor of Semiotics of cinema at the University of Verona until 2013, creator and director of Film Festival Schermi d’Amore in Verona (1996-2007) and iPhoneartist, member of the international community of the Mobile Art, animator of initiatives like Dante’s Comedy on Mobile Art, SVAW! Stop Violence Against Women and ISMA International Salon Mobile Art on social networks, which were attended by an average of about a hundred artists from all over the world.
JOANNE CARTER - United Kingdom. Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com - the most popular mobile photography website in the world. A Professional Photographer and Journalist, specialising in Photography with a wealth of experience writing for national and International publications. Joanne Carter is also a Columnist for Vogue and is Contributing Editor to LensCulture.
DILSHAD CORLEONE - United Kingdom. Dilshad Corleone aka @italianbrother considers himself to be a true Mobile Photographer. His street photography has been exhibited internationally in Europe, America and East Asia, from London to Japan passing by, most recently, from The Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York, to name but a few. Dilshad Corleone was the main contributor for two main inspirational videos that saw him walking on the streets of Barcelona and London and photographing the day-to-day life.
GINA COSTA - United States. A museum curator and art historian, Gina Costa has lectured on 20th century art and photography. She has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, The Art Institute of Chicago, and has taught art history at a variety of universities. She is currently working on a publication that explores the current discourse of mobile photography and how it has changed the way one defines what a photograph can be.
ROGER GUETTA - Canada. Roger Guetta is professor of Theatre at Vanier College in Montreal, Quebec. He is also a visual artist with a background in painting and photography. His experiments in photography began in the mid 70's with the manipulation of Polaroid SX70's in the tradition of artists such as Lucas Samaras and Joel-Peter Witkin. There, he pushed the still-wet emulsion within the plastic pod creating a tumult of pattern to create surreal compositions. Roger Guetta now works exclusively on the iPhone and iPad to shoot and edit all his work and has shown in galleries throughout the world from Miami to L.A and from Paris to Italy including his home city of Montreal.
MANUELA MATOS MONTEIRO - Portugal. Manuela Matos Monteiro studied and taught Philosophy and Psychology and publishes books of Pedagogy and Psychology. As a photographer, she displayed her work in individual exhibitions in Portugal, in the European Parliament (Brussels), Paris, Bordeaux (France), Maputo, Beira (Mozambique), etc. She is currently directing, with J. Lafuente, Espaço MIRA and MIRA Forum two galleries in Porto, Portugal dedicated to photography and Contemporary Art.
MERI WALKER - United States. Meri Walker is a veteran photographer and printmaker who now uses an iPhone and iPad to create fine art and tell compelling stories. She taught photography and photojournalism while exhibiting and publishing for over four decades. These days, she also teaches and coaches other photographers and printmakers who want skilled results using mobile devices.