Black & White Award June 2023


  • black and white documentary portrait of a man by Aníbal Bueno Amorós

    Winning Photographer Aníbal Bueno Amorós

    Winning Photographer Aníbal Bueno Amorós

    “Reindeer caught”
    A Reindeer is immobilized for ritual sacrifice. © Aníbal Bueno Amorós
  • black and white portrait of a man by Ana Alexandrescu

    Second Prize Ana Alexandrescu

    Second Prize Ana Alexandrescu

    “Sweet Dreams” - Romania
    A gipsy man slept next to me all the way on a bus between two towns in Western Romania. I found the drawing of his profile very expressive. There was a strange resemblance between the texture of his skin and the pieces of the broken window. © Ana Alexandrescu
  • black and white studio portrait of a young man by Zoë Chiara

    Third Prize Zoë Chiara

    Third Prize Zoë Chiara

    “Untitled”
    Studio portrait of a young boy © Zoë Chiara
  • black and white landscape night photo by Dirk Kultus

    Finalist Dirk Kultus

    Finalist Dirk Kultus

    “Ahead” - Niedersonthofener See Germany
    Film landscape work shot on 35mm Tri-X and developed with Rodinal. © Dirk Kultus
  • black and white wildlife photo of lion by Vrinda Bhatnagar

    Finalist Vrinda Bhatnagar

    Finalist Vrinda Bhatnagar

    “Lion King” - Maasai Mara, Kenya
    This magnificent male lion, sits in knowledge of his stature and ruggedness, with his wind-swept mane, and the light of the setting sun falling on him like a natural spotlight. Taken in Maasai Mara, Kenya. © Vrinda Bhatnagar
  • black and white conceptual photo by Ignacio Cremona

    Finalist Ignacio Cremona

    Finalist Ignacio Cremona

    “Intimidad”
    © Ignacio Cremona
  • black and white fineart medium format portrait of a woman by Angélique Boissière

    Finalist Angélique Boissière

    Finalist Angélique Boissière

    “Anne” - France
    Outdoor portrait work shot on Rolleiflex with Ilford FP4. © Angélique Boissière
  • black and white landscape photo of coastline, waves and boy surfing by Matthew Bozec

    Finalist Matthew Bozec

    Finalist Matthew Bozec

    “Young surfer” - Noosa, Australia
    Portrait of a young surfer looking at the tide. © Matthew Bozec
  • black and white portrait photo of a woman with freckles by Rafal Lapszanski

    Finalist Rafal Lapszanski

    Finalist Rafal Lapszanski

    © Rafal Lapszanski
  • black and white landscape photo by William Harvey

    Finalist William Harvey

    Finalist William Harvey

    “Ancient Memories” - Skye, Scotland
    Finding a different take on the scene of The Old Man of Storr, my aim was to leave an area of empty space to offer a more minimalist approach to the scenery. An early morning start and low-level cloud certainly helped to add to the effect. This deservedly very popular walk climbs up for a close look at the massive pinnacle of the Old Man of Storr - one of Scotland’s most iconic places. © William Harvey

Finalists

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  • black and white portrait of Jacob Aue Sobol
    © Jacob Aue Sobol

    Judge: Jacob Aue Sobol

    Jacob Aue Sobol is a world-renowned, Danish-born photographer, whose images focus on the universality of human emotion and the search for love within often harsh surroundings. A Magnum Photos member since 2012, over the course of his career he has published several monographs of his unique, expressive style of black-and-white photography, exhibited his work extensively, and won a host of prestigious awards such as the World Press Photo in 2006 and the Leica European Publishers Award in 2008.

Giacomo Carlini
© Giacomo Carlini

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potrait color photo of woman by Olga Urbanek
© Olga Urbanek
2024 Portrait AWARD

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