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Photograph Taken With a Smartphone in Playas de Tijuana Wins International Competition

The winner will exhibit her work in a London gallery

Photo by: Paola Ismene

A young seller of ice pops walks on the sand with the beach as background. The image, which is very ordinary at the eyes of most people was awarded as the best shot in an international photography contest.

Among the more than 9,000 participants in the category #selfexpresion, this photograph, taken by a Mexican woman, was awarded the prize of Smartphones photography by the Saatchi Gallery, located in the United Kingdom.

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Now, the winner, Pola Ismene, born and resident of Mexico City, will have the opportunity to exhibit her work in the same gallery, in London.

The winner stated to the BBC that she was very grateful to be selected because it was a great platform for emerging photographers.

According to her instagram account, this image was uploaded last June.

The other winners were selected from different parts of the world, such as Australia, Spain, United States and the United Kingdom.

The organizers of "#selfexpresion" shared that they hope that this competition will encourage everyone to take more photos with their mobile phone and realize they have a really valuable artistic tool.

"Mobile photography has allowed me to capture countless images in my daily life," said Pola.

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Translated by:cristina.mora@sandiegored.com


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