Black & White Award November 2020


  • Black & white photograph, landscape, man, horse

    Winning Photographer Mikhail Potapov

    Winning Photographer Mikhail Potapov

    “Only One” - Russia
    Aerial shot depicting the beauty of Lago-Naki Plateau in the Caucasus · Russia
    © Mikhail Potapov
  • Black & white photograph, portrait, studio, body, man

    Second Prize Aaron Farrelly

    Second Prize Aaron Farrelly

    "From the “Human Form” series
    Human Form is a series about the human body as a whole. Each and every curve, scar, mole, birthmark “imperfection” etc., is documented and admired for its individual beauty. Through expansion or contraction of the form of the body, twisting and bending in numerous ways, we can see that each layer acts in its own way. © Aaron Farrelly
  • Black & white film photograph, portrait, documentary, woman, Greece, religion, church

    Third Prize Giorgos Tantsis

    Third Prize Giorgos Tantsis

    Karpathos, Greece
    An elderly woman walks stairs up from her local church in Karpathos, Greece © Giorgos Tantsis
  • Black & white photograph, portrait, studio, body, woman

    Finalist Olga Urbanek

    Finalist Olga Urbanek

    “Winter” - Berlin, Germany
    © Olga Urbanek
  • Black & white photograph, portrait, studio, body, man, fashion, NYC, USA

    Finalist Ney Milá

    Finalist Ney Milá

    “New Territory” - New York, USA
    New Territory is a collection designed by Tailor Aziza Rozi, that represents Uyghur culture and broader current issues of politics.
    © Ney Milá
  • Black & white photograph, landscape, aerial, mountains, New Zealand

    Finalist Luke Clements

    Finalist Luke Clements

    “Shotover Valley” - Queenstown, New Zealand
    Taken on a glorious winter’s morning flying in a helicopter over the Shotover Valley region in Queenstown, New Zealand. There was fresh dumping of snow the night before which was awesome to see from above. © Luke Clements
  • Black & white film photograph, documentary, street, people, beach, Split, Croatia

    Finalist Mile modic

    Finalist Mile modic

    “Slow the Spread” - Split, Croatia
    © Mile modic
  • Black & white film photograph, portrait, studio, body, woman

    Finalist Stefan Milev

    Finalist Stefan Milev

    “Silence #SMPH7 N2” From SMPH - Silence Series
    © Stefan Milev
  • Black & white photograph, landscape, medium format, Iceland

    Finalist Diana Firlag

    Finalist Diana Firlag

    “Landscape of Solitude” - Iceland
    I remember that feeling of complete detachment from real world while driving through Icelandic highlands. It felt extremely safe to be there. This volcanic land looking pretty rough at first glance turned out to be so soft and warm in ‘touch’ and even bad weather seemed to be rather welcoming than revolting. © Diana Firlag
  • Black & white photograph, portrait, body, woman, outdoor, fashion

    Finalist Anastasia Ermolenko

    Finalist Anastasia Ermolenko

    “One”
    A poetic exploration of femininity: self-discovery, self-acceptance and the opportunity for growth during this crucial period of transformation faced by women when the bloom of youth and the fresh blossom of sexuality is over. © Anastasia Ermolenko

Finalists

Jury's Feedback

  • black and white portrait photograph of a black woman by Bastiaan Woudt

    Judged by: Bastiaan Woudt

    Dutch artist Bastiaan Woudt is now known for his strong landscapes and black and white portraits, his eye-catching works being mostly centered 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.

Brad Jones
© Brad Jones
color photograph a man on the Yamuna river in india is rowing a boat surrounded by birds
© Saurabh Narang

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