BLACK & WHITE Awards November 2019


  • Black and White photography by Dimpy Bhalotia

    Winning Photographer Dimpy Bhalotia

    Winning Photographer Dimpy Bhalotia

    “We Run, You Fly” - India
    © Dimpy Bhalotia
  • Black and White photography by Javier Arcenillas

    Second Prize Javier Arcenillas

    Second Prize Javier Arcenillas

    "AmA"
    Under the Amazon basins in the heart of the jungle is the ravine of the Nanai River. For generations the indigenous people have worked the environment explored the light on a journey towards a latent reality of the climate, for them that origin is in need of satisfying a basic impulse of dominion of their cosmos.

    They are dreams materialized in a hidden place in the jungle. In a meeting of two worlds their universes divide or intertwine over water or earth, soil and stars, consciousness and matter. © Javier Arcenillas
  • Black and White photography by Mushfiqur Rahman

    Third Prize Mushfiqur Rahman

    Third Prize Mushfiqur Rahman

    "Coal Workers" - Gabtoli, Bangladesh © Mushfiqur Rahman
  • Black and White photography by Alain Schroeder

    Finalist Alain Schroeder

    Finalist Alain Schroeder

    "Mao” - A man is drying off with a Mao towel in costal Greece. © Alain Schroeder
  • Black and White photography by Maria Tomas-Rodriguez

    Finalist Maria Tomas-Rodriguez

    Finalist Maria Tomas-Rodriguez

    “Circumcision” - Senegal
    “I met these boys, all members of the same family, during their seclusion period following their circumcision. In Senegal, male circumcision is considered essential to become a full member of society.” © Maria Tomas-Rodriguez
  • Black and White photography by Donell Gumiran

    Finalist Donell Gumiran

    Finalist Donell Gumiran

    “My Soul” - Northern India
    © Donell Gumiran
  • Black and White photography by Dimpy Bhalotia

    Winning Photographer Dimpy Bhalotia

    Winning Photographer Dimpy Bhalotia

    “We Run, You Fly” - India
    © Dimpy Bhalotia
  • Black and White photography by Enrico Marone

    Finalist Enrico Marone

    Finalist Enrico Marone

    "What is the future of fisheries?” - From series: “Brazilian Tide’s People”
    Brazilian Tide’s People is focusing on traditional fishing in Brazil. These fishermen maintain their traditional culture alive through generations and depend on a healthy ecosystem to survive.

    Accordingly the geography and their fishing technics and target species, are called caiÁaras, marisqueiras and caranguejeiros. From the Brazilian South Coast up to Amazon Coast, I immersed myself in the life and culture of these people of the seas and tides to show the power and strength of these suffered and worthy fisher’s communities. © Enrico Marone
  • Black and White photography by Steve Lease

    Finalist Steve Lease

    Finalist Steve Lease

    “Enigma"
    © Steve Lease
  • Black and White photography by Dragos-Radu Dumitrescu

    Finalist Dragos-Radu Dumitrescu

    Finalist Dragos-Radu Dumitrescu

    "Bucuresti" - Romania, 2017
    © Dragos-Radu Dumitrescu

Finalists

1ST PRIZE: Dimpy Bhalotia / 2ND PRIZE: Javier Arcenillas

“It is a very intuitive process for me to choose my favorite images. It’s the same as when I take pictures. I follow my gut feeling. What touches me? ; What images ask questions more than trying to give answers? – I want to be like a newborn seeing the world for the first time. Open. Honest – When you focus on what you share with the subject, also the viewer will feel invited inside; “yes I remember how it is to feel free and jump after flying birds, I remember how it is to love unconditionally. I remember how it is to feel the soft water caressing my back and the warm sun on my skin. I remember how it is to feel as a part of nature. At the moment I look at these two photographs, I AM the little boy jumping in joy after a 1000 birds, I AM the young woman being caressed by the stream. I am free.” – Jacob Aue Sobol

3RD PRIZE: Mushfiqur Rahman

“Black and white photography as a way of revealing things that can’t be find in color and it ‘is truly quite a departure from reality’; as master photographer Ansel Adams once said. Representing the world through the use of a monochrome palette provides the artist with a level of abstraction that can emphasize on the photographer’s connection with the subject and the message conveyed through the lens. Here, a well-composed, quiet and seemingly peaceful scene at first glance, soon disappear to reveal all the hardship and living conditions of the working class; Clearly, a photograph portraying two miners laying on a pile of charcoal at night was not meant for color.” – The Independent Photographer Editors

© Stephen Cook

Current Theme:
LANDSCAPE Deadline: 30 April 2020

When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story.

From compelling urban scenes to minimalist pulls towards the earth: this month we want to discover and celebrate all the beauty and joy that landscapes can provide.

All approaches are valid and we want to see as many different styles and compositions as possible!


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

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