New Mobile Photography Exhibition at Columbus Museum of Art

CMA Photo Hunt Mobile Photography reception

Columbus Museum of Art presents our fifth exhibition of mobile photography. It’s all part of our ongoing CMA Photo Hunt project, a social campaign to connect mobile photographers to art and each other.

CMA Mobile Photography Exhibition and Opening Reception

@mikhmisho, a gallery assistant from Cleveland in front of one of three of her photos selected for CMA’s current Mobile Photography Exhibition.

Challenges for this round of CMA Photo Hunts were inspired by our recent Modern Dialect exhibition, and were selected from nearly 2,000 photos submitted from hundreds of photographers around the world. More than 3 dozen photographers (from everywhere from Argentina to Russia to Kuwait to Texas, Columbus and more) submitted the 54 images selected for the installation at CMA.


Mobile Photographer @klj_francis, whose work was selected for the Still Life challenge, takes in the photos selected from the Industrial Challenge inspired by CMA’s recent Modern Dialect exhibition.

Mobile photographers responded to the following 6 challenges: Abstraction, Rural, Industrial, Still Life, Surrealism, Portraits.

@_mattsteele_ in front of his photo (bottom middle) selected in the Surrealism challenge.

@_mattsteele_ in front of his photo (bottom middle) selected in the Surrealism challenge.

Congrats to the following selected photographers:



Only a few photographers have had photos selected in each of CMA’s 5 mobile photography exhibitions including @17Sienna and @faytlefoto (pictured here left to right), and @_thisspace_ and @614ScottSmith (not pictured).

To date more than 7,000 images have been submitted in our ongoing CMA Photo Hunt project. With our initial mobile photography exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced exhibition based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Be sure to check out the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery to see all the creative mobile photos submitted to date.

Our 5th exhibition of mobile photography is on view September 19, 2014 – November 9, 2014.

We’re excited to be able to lead the way in showcasing the power of social media and smart phones as a means of creative expression and connection. Be sure to stay tuned for a MAJOR announcement in the coming weeks on our next big mobile photography project!