I am extremely humbled to have received 7 Honourable Mentions in the 6th Annual MPAs. When I first got my first iPhone many years ago, I did something crazy … I put down my camera. And then I found Instagram. Then the iPad came out and the rest is part of my personal history. Having been one of the ‘pioneers’, I’ve seen people come and go. I have seen communities come and go as well. The use of the smart phone to take a photo is the photographer’s 2nd or 3rd camera now. It’s become mainstream. And so the competition gets tougher and tougher. I’m happy to see some of my peers still around and slugging it out with me. Most of all, I am truly honoured to be part of the shortlist … quite possibly 5 years running. I think I didn’t take part in the first one. Thanks judges … you made some great choices this year and I suspect there would have been many times when your eyes just glazed over. It’s an unenviable task. DB, I have no idea how you do it. Thank you to Life, Pain and Beauty for inspiration. #fineartphotography #mpa #mobilephotoawards #art #australia #artist #photographer #achievements #awards

I am pleased to announce that “Survival Is Justice For Silent Victims” received an Honourable Mention in the 2016 Lumiere Awards for Contemporary Photography in the Conceptual & Experimental Category. The Lumiere Awards recognises photography that possesses an uncommon vision and celebrates advances in contemporary photography. It honours photographers and artists that capture images that make the unknowable knowable. The Lumiere Awards are an initiative of Fabrik Media, Inc., a Los Angeles-based multifaceted creative and marketing agency that supports artists and their mediums. In collaboration with a talented and passionate network of publishers, dealers, curators and arts professionals, Fabrik Media provides artists with professional opportunities to have their work exhibited, published and represented through various platforms including Fabrik Magazine,, Fabrik Expo and Photo Independent. This is truly and honour. I would also like to congratulate my good friend and fellow artist/photographer Armineh Hovanesian for winning the category “Mobile Photographer of the Year”. #achievement #awards #visualartdiary_michmutters #art #australia #fineartphotography

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