Photo by: @kuenstlerpech, Berlin Germany
Columbus Museum of Art, and the #JJ COMMUNITY, one of the largest photo communities on Instagram, present #MobilePhotoNow the largest mobile photography exhibition ever organized by a museum. #MobilePhotoNow (February 6, 2015 — March 22, 2015) highlights the emerging art form of mobile photography, and the power of social media and smart phones as a means of creative expression and connection.
CMA and #JJ partnered throughout October 2014 to post themed photo challenges that engaged the mobile photography community with inspiration from Columbus Museum of Art's Photo League collection. More than 5,000 photographers from 89 different countries submitted nearly 45,000 images via Instagram. The resulting exhibition co-curated by CMA and #JJ community features more than 320 images from 240 photographers representing nearly 40 different countries.
#MobilePhotoNow has received international press coverage with stories in Newsweek, The New York Times Lens Photo Blog, and Italy's Internazionale, and la Repubblica, as well as Columbus Monthly, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Alive, and dozens of other international and regional coverage. #MobilePhotoNow was named one of 2015's Coolest, Must-Visit Art Exhibits by Brit + Co.