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
  • black and white street photo of man and pigeons in Varanasi, India by Rajat Swami

    Finalist Rajat Swami

    Finalist Rajat Swami

    © Rajat Swami
  • Finalist Marco Rocchigiani

    Finalist Marco Rocchigiani

    © Marco Rocchigiani

Finalists

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

    Judge: 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.

Carlo Demicheli
© Carlo Demicheli
color photo of a boy in a train in India by Jose Carpintero
© Jose Carpintero

Current Theme:
Travel Deadline: 31 August 2022

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it. Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!


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

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