Black & White Award November 2018


  • Winning Photographer Avarino Caracò

    Winning Photographer Avarino Caracò

    Title: "Youth"
    Portrait of Loveth, a young Nigerian migrant living in Sicily. © Avarino Caracò
  • Second Prize Gil Bartz

    Second Prize Gil Bartz

    Title: "At the Black Sea" - Yalta, Ukraine © Gil Bartz
  • Third Prize Caff Adeus

    Third Prize Caff Adeus

    Title: "There's A Universe Inside Of You" © Caff Adeus
  • Finalist Christy Flaherty

    Finalist Christy Flaherty

    Title: "Nina"
    Nina floating in dried lavender, rose, and calendula. © Christy Flaherty
  • Finalist Luciano Cagliardi

    Finalist Luciano Cagliardi

    Title: "Stepping strong"
    A man gets in a pool.
City Bell, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018 © Luciano Cagliardi
  • Finalist Rajat Swami

    Finalist Rajat Swami

    Title: Shutterbug
    A man taking pictures of Pigeons at the famous Jama Mosque, Delhi, India. © Rajat Swami
  • Finalist Klaus Lenzen

    Finalist Klaus Lenzen

    From series "Pole vault
"
    Pole vault is a minimalist visual study focused on polt vaulting athletes © Klaus Lenzen
  • Finalist Johanna Berghorn

    Finalist Johanna Berghorn

    Title: "53 years on earth" © Johanna Berghorn
  • Finalist Florian Gruet

    Finalist Florian Gruet

    Title: "Dark"
    © Florian Gruet
  • Finalist Alex Franco

    Finalist Alex Franco

    Title: "Lukas" © Alex Franco

Finalists

Jury's Feedback

  • Judged by: Baastian Woudt

    The photographic journey of Dutch artist Baastian Woudt started at an early age. With no experience or formal training, Woudt developed his craft and signature style while devouring photobooks and visiting museums and fairs and his passion rapidly evolved towards a new emphasis on abstract form and sharper resolution for detail.

    Woudt is now known for his strong landscapes and black and white portraits, his eye catching works being mostly centred around the female body. Through a sophisticated use of both camera and post-production techniques, Woudt gives his own graphic and wholly contemporary twist to the classical.

    Woudt is represented by the Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam and Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta. He has published several books and his work has been widely exhibited and featured in renowned magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, The British Journal of Photography, GUP and Vogue.

Justin Keene
© Justin Keene
Color film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
© Michelle Marshall

Current Theme:
Portrait Deadline: 31 May 2021

"In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others.

Recent works or gems from your archives, classic or experimental, and through any kind of storytelling: we want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography. We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!


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

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