Cameraphone Photo Exhibition Opens in London


Photographers from around the world who took unique photos with their mobile phones will be showcasing their work at an exhibition in London which started this week.

The exhibition entitled The Big Picture, was created to celebrate the work of ‘citizen journalists’ and will feature a host of iconic and unique images captured through the lens of a smartphone and submitted to the Street Photographer of the Year competition 2011, run by the Citizen Journalism Educational Trust (CJET).

The trust, backed by, received applications for the competition from the UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Romania, Italy, America and Canada.

Judges included photographer Eamonn McCabe, publisher Dr Margaret Busby OBE, chairman of CJET Martin Shaw, and Brian Usher, picture editor of and together they selected Kheoh Yee Wei, from Leeds, as the winner with his photo of a street scene from the West Yorkshire city.

Along with winning a LS-20M camcorder and the Photographer of the Year title, his photo will be featured in the exhibition in the London College of Communication in Elephant and Castle, London, from March 1 to 15.

Time Out magazine’s picture editor, Allyce Hibbert, who was one of the five judges, said: “The quality of entries was so good I had difficulty separating them to choose the 12 finalists. It’s amazing what can be done with a camera phone.”

The competition run by CJET was backed by Time Out and Olympus, which donated the prize worth almost £300.

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