TPS was accepting images taken with any cell phone and could only be manipulated with applications that came with or could be downloaded onto a cell phone. Scott Bourne selected 32 images for the Exhibit and winners will be online through 2010. Top three winners received a print of choice from a selection of prints from previous Print Programs. Entries came from all over the United States as well as Germany. To learn more about this competition, visit the Members' Online Gallery page, http://texasphoto.org/GalleryCellPhone.html.
The Texas Photographic Society, founded in 1985, is a nonprofit organization of amateur and professional photographers dedicated to supporting contemporary photography as a means for creative expression and cultural insight. TPS focuses on furthering the educational and artistic development of its members while involving the community at large by sponsoring exhibitions, publications, workshops and outreach programs. TPS boasts over 1,200 active members from 48 states, and D.C, and 12 countries. While Texas based, over half the membership resides outside the state. TPS exhibits have been shown in California, Florida, New York and throughout Europe. The Board of Directors, now 41 strong, includes: educators, authors, curators, gallery owners, fine art and commercial photographers and other interested professionals. Many notable figures in the photographic arts come to Texas to exhibit at TPS events, host workshops, or juror TPS exhibitions.