BLACK & WHITE Award December 2017


  • Winning Photographer Simona Bonanno

    Winning Photographer Simona Bonanno

    © Simona Bonanno
  • Second Prize Edgard De Bono

    Second Prize Edgard De Bono

    © Edgard De Bono
  • Third Prize Artyt Lerdrakmongkol

    Third Prize Artyt Lerdrakmongkol

    © Artyt Lerdrakmongkol
  • Finalist Kunal Kohli

    Finalist Kunal Kohli

    © Kunal Kohli
  • Finalist Miguel Yovera Nole

    Finalist Miguel Yovera Nole

    © Miguel Yovera Nole
  • Finalist Massimiliano Balo’

    Finalist Massimiliano Balo’

    © Massimiliano Balo’
  • Finalist Anikitos Hadjicharalambous

    Finalist Anikitos Hadjicharalambous

    © Anikitos Hadjicharalambous
  • Finalist Giorgio Musinu

    Finalist Giorgio Musinu

    © Giorgio Musinu
  • Finalist Rajat Swami

    Finalist Rajat Swami

    © Rajat Swami
  • Finalist Marco Rocchigiani

    Finalist Marco Rocchigiani

    © Marco Rocchigiani

Finalists

Jury's Feedback

  • black and white photography with high contrast and flash by francesco merlini

    Judged by: Francesco Merlini

    Francesco Merlini is an Italian photographer and photo editor at the international photographic agency Prospekt.

    Working primarily in black & white, Francesco likes to explore reality using it as a mirror to reflect upon himself in order to create unique visual languages. From the vivid tones and textures of the series ‘Farang’ to the extreme grey spectrum of ‘Le Tchad Dense’, Francesco Merlini likes to work out of his comfort zone, always evolving and often moving in extreme contrast.

    After covering Italian news for publications such as Internazionale, Rolling Stone, Le Monde or Wired, Francesco Merlini now works mainly on personal long-term projects, corporate-work and editorials. His work has been published in the MONO book Vol. One alongside renowned photographers such as Daido Moryiama, Anders Petersen and Antoine D’Agata. His project ‘Farang’ has been recently exhibited in Paris and his photography has been featured on TIME Lightbox among the new most interesting contemporary Black & White photographers.

Andrea Lillus
© Andrea Lillus
Portrait photograph of a woman with red lipstick and blue eyes in Oxford Street, London, UK by Francesco Gioia
© Francesco Gioia

Current Theme:
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Deadline: 28 February 2021

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Street photography has been one of the most exciting and influential forms of photography since its creation. Whether the subject is your own city or as you explore other territories and cultures: this month we want to discover the streets through YOUR lens!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

Previous Winners


Previous Edition 2019/2020


2018/2019 Edition

2017/2018 Edition

2016/2017 Edition