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Who We Are

Note from Knox, December 23, 2015: Well, it is hard to believe we are six years along with the site. This Who We Are page seems very dated. Oh well, I am too busy to update it right now.

In November of 2009, Knox Bronson approached Rae Douglass at the Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley, California with the idea of presenting the first ever gallery exhibit of iPhone photography. Rae said yes, and within days, Knox had created a website and had put out a call for submissions through iphoneography bloggers and flickr groups.

Pictures flooded in from all over the world. Amazing pictures, all done on iPhones. No editing on a computer was allowed, and suspect images were checked and removed if found to have been edited elsewhere.

At the end of a 30-day submission window, an independent jury was convened to vote on and choose 200 images. The show opened on January 30th and ran through the month of February, garnering rave reviews and exposing the world to the beauty of this emergent medium and nascent art form.

The Giorgi Gallery show, “Pixels At An Exhibition,” was a collaboration between composer/artist Knox Bronson’s www.pixelsatanexhibition.com website and  architect/artist Rae Douglas’s Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley.

iPhoneography: an underground art form emerges from its infancy onto the global stage. Here are the pictures of the unfolding.

All works on this site are shot and processed on iOS devices only: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.

“Aim well, shoot fast, and scram.”—Henri Cartier-Bresson. “Aim well, shoot fast, and app that bitch until it sings.” —Knox Bronson.

Welcome to Pixels: The Art of the iPhone, gallery of the most beautiful and ground-breaking iPhone art on the web and home to an ever-increasing number of visionary pioneers in the exploration and development this nascent and vibrant new medium.

“Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established, in times very different from the present, by men whose power of action upon things was insignificant in comparison with ours. But the amazing growth of our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty that profound changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful. —Paul Valéry, Aesthetics

We invite you to join us in submitting your best iPhonic art to share with the world and for consideration for future gallery shows. Please read the submission guidelines and register—name, email, city.


Knox Bronson, Curator

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  1. I’m new to P1xels and am delighting in it. Your encouragement to the artists and the diversity of iphonic images are addictive. Thanks for making it all possible. I look forward to being energized by the creativity here.

  2. I guess you can see Satan anywhere if you look hard enough…wow.

  3. To have my image selected as the {daily pic} on http://www.pixelsatanexhibition.com is truly an honor. My peers are incredible artists, each working hard at this craft. However, when I am recognized for having the shot that catches the eye among many great concepts, I get a jolt of inspiration and confidence. This recognition is like therapy for the creative juices, mind, and soul.
    Again, Thank You, Knox at p1xels
    Paul J. Toussaint

  4. I adore this site. The daily pics are like a gift, and if I time has lapsed and I’ve missed some days, it’s like a huge treat or bonus to go through several of them. Most of all I find your commentary astute and brilliant. I have to admit I’m a bit shy after you’ve said everything so intelligently. When you include a video music clip with a piece as a connection that’s just pure fun. I’m starting to recognize some of the work of regular contributing photographers such as Paul Toussaint and T. Wendell Peek and would love to see them as a Featured Artist. Again, beautiful site and thank you for sharing the art.

  5. hi there, it’s been 2 years but I recently noticed a reviewer liked my photo from the 2010 exhibition at The Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley, California, SO I was wondering if there is a link that I can see the exhibit?? It would be great to see how it transfered from digital to showing on the physical wall. The review was impressed with the buzz this exhibit created. :) thanks so much!

  6. It is quite funny actually:) I really don’t mind Satan thing :)! It adds the quirkyness to the whole business:)!!!

  7. Hi there,

    Thank you for the effort of having this site.

    I just want to check with you about your website’s name.
    I know that the objective is of this site is positive but when you read your url it sounds eerie…

    I learned your site thru flipboard iPhone app. Right now Im thinking if i do want to include your site in my flips for the reason it sounds like the a Satan exhibition.

    pixelSATANexhebition. I hope theres a way to remake this coz it really won’t give a cool appeal to those how are christian users. Though the meaning isn’t about satan.

    Hope you would consider.

    Thank you.

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  9. how do I find my pix on here?

  10. I'm hooked. Count me in.

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