Black & White Award 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

Jury's Feedback

  • © Jacob Aue Sobol

    Judge: Jacob Aue Sobol

    Jacob Aue Sobol was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1976. A photographer and member of Magnum Photos, he has published several monographs of his unique, expressive style of black-and-white photography and exhibited his work widely. His images focus on the universality of human emotion and the search for love within oftentimes harsh surroundings.

    In the summer of 2005, Jacob traveled to Guatemala to make a documentary about a young Mayan girl’s first journey to the ocean. The series won first prize in the Daily Life category of World Press Photo in 2006.

    In 2006 he moved to Tokyo and during the next two years, he created the images for the book “I, Tokyo,” which was awarded the Leica European Publishers Award in 2008.

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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