2023 Nominees – Mobile Photography

Mobile Photography
Shadows Are Larger Than Life
I was attending an event where I saw this scene open up in front of me. A person was standing beyond the curtain on which his shadow was cast. The shadow was larger than him actually, and hence i thought of giving this caption. I barely got 2-3 seconds to make this one as when I looked up to see if i could get another, that person had moved away.
Chetan S Dodwad
Kolhapur, India
Beneath The Water’s Veil, Hippos Tell Their Tales
Beneath the aquatic veil of Dubai Safari, this mobile-captured image unveils the graceful narrative of a submerged hippopotamus.
Abdul Kareem Ingintavide
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The Shadow Of Fishermen.
Inlay Lake is the second-largest lake in Myanmar. Most of the local Intha people make a living by fishing in the lake, rowing the boat with their feet. They catch fish and harvest seaweeds. In this photo, the daily life of the fishermen are photographed, and created with special scene to show the timelessness of this culture.
Ye Win Nyunt
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
Wandering Around In Search Of Food.
An old woman, a pig and some crows roam around the garbage heap in search of food. Most of Dhaka’s garbage is brought here and there are numerous pigs thronging every day to eat. Just then a woman is seen walking through the garbage heap for food.
Abdullah Al Mahfuz
Dhaka, Bangladesh
If There Is No One By You, Walk Alone!
A man was walking alone through a tunnel of a road, And there was a tree on the road over his head.
Mahmudur Rahman Chowdhury Nayeem
Sylhet, Bangladesh
On The SongHua River
My hometown is in the northeast of China, where there is a river called the Songhua River. A bridge connects the urban areas on both sides of the city, and under the bridge is a large area of river water and wetlands.
Naitao LI
Harbin, China
1st Place
Plastic Bottle Recycling
A woman worker sorts used plastic bottles in a recycling factory. She helps to prevent the bottles from being discarded, sent to landfill, where they can take 1,000 years to biodegrade, or incinerated, which produces toxic fumes. The emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gases will be reduced if recycling takes place in the production of new plastics.
Joy Saha
Narayanganj, Bangladesh
2nd Place


After the Jury completed their scoring the shortlist was automatically generated and submitted to the Awards Committee who applied additional scoring criteria that either added points or deduct points thus creating the final seven Nominees published on this page.

In each category, there will be awarded:

One Winner
One Runner-up
Five Certificates of Merit

The Winner and Runner-up from each category will be invited to the 2024 Xposure Festival from 28th February to 5th March inclusive. During the Awards Ceremony on 1st March February 2023, the final outcome of the position will be announced.

The 2023 Jury consisted of 23 professional photographers and industry experts.