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Black and White portrait in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2012, by Jacob Aue Sobol
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Profile • Black & White

Jacob Aue Sobol: Love in the shadows

Judge of our 2023 Black & White Photography Award (now open for entries), Danish photographer Jacob Aue Sobol has developed an expressive, somewhat abrasive style of monochrome photography that focuses on the search for love in harsh surroundings.


- Deadline: 30 June 2023

2023 Black & White Award

Receive $2000 cash prizes and global exposure. See your work published in the 2023 photobook, and presented internationally.

black and white portrait photo of a woman with freckles by Rafal Lapszanski
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Open for entries

black and white portrait photo of a woman with freckles by Rafal Lapszanski
© Rafal Lapszanski
2023 Black & White AWARD

Win Cash Awards & International Exposure

In June, we invite photographers working across all styles and categories, to share moving and inspiring images that display the diverse beauty of monochrome.

  • Win $2000 in Cash
  • International Exhibitions
  • Published in 2023 photobook
  • Free Portfolio Account
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Deadline: 30 June 2023

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Every month, we invite you to join the current photo competition and submit your best images.
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    Each month we invite photographers to submit their images to a specific competition theme overseen by an acclaimed artist.

    ◇ STREET – September 2022
    ◇ OPEN CALL – October 2022
    ◇ LANDSCAPE – November 2022
    ◇ PEOPLE – December 2022
    ◇ BLACK & WHITE – January 2023
    ◇ FASHION – February 2023
    ◇ STREET – March 2023
    ◇ COLOR – April 2023
    ◇ PORTRAIT – May 2023
    BLACK & WHITE – June 2023
    ◇ TRAVEL – Summer 2023

    Coor photography of a man taking a bath by Ivelina Berova
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    THEME: Color April 2023

    Winning Photographer Natalie Strohmaier

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