If you’re in or near San Francisco tonight, Thursday April 5th, ArtHaus features the world premier of the inaugural Mobile Photo Awards Exhibit. The exhibit features sixty images from Daniel Berman’s Mobile Photography Awards held late last year.

If you’re in the Los Angeles/Orange County area this weekend, a second edition of the show featuring the same works and more opens two days later on April 7th at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. The OCCCA gallery has been a friend to mobile photography in many ways. In addition to the sixty featured works, there will be eight projectors simultaneously showing 4 different slideshows of the complete shortlisted images from the Mobile Photo Awards’ 25 categories.

More info and a link to a thumbnail gallery after the jump. >>>

Featuring images displayed on both large-size prints and canvases, the ArtHaus exhibit is comprised of the 27 MPA winners, 15 images from our 15 judges as well as a set of 18 more chosen by MPA’s founder Daniel Berman. The exhibit continues at ArtHaus through June 30 – a three month run, the longest of its kind for this nascent art-form.

Even if you can’t make the reception tonight, be sure to catch the exhibit during its run. Viewing these stunning photographs enlarged an in person is a completely different experience than viewing them online. It’s similar to reading about a work of art in a textbook and seeing it hung in a gallery the first time.

Click here for an online gallery that shows the complete collection of Mobile Photography Awards images on display at the ArtHaus exhibit in San Francisco. All images are available for sale in limited editions through ArtHaus.

The opening reception will be from 6-9pm tonight. Many iPhoneographers featured in the show plan to attend the opening, including MPA Founder Daniel Berman, Dutch Doscher, Max Berkowitz, Jennifer Bracewell, Dixon Hamby and others. Both events are a great opportunity to meet and discuss with other iPHoneographers. The public is welcome to attend the opening. If you’re anywhere near the Bay Area, come on out!

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