This collection celebrates the work of all winning photographers capturing life in its most vivid forms. These unique and international artists constitute the best of the photographic scene and we are very proud to share their work.
Congratulations to photographer Simon Urwin who’s image won the competition!
– Theme: People / Competition Judge: Matthieu Paley
From all corners of the world, across all cultures and borders: We wanted to discover and celebrate all the diversity of the human race. Be it in street, portrait, documentary, conceptual, travel or any other form of photography that tells the story of people. There were very little boundaries and we are open to all approaches!
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First Prize: Simon Urwin
“You have to always remember the first impression an image gives you, and being surprised is good. I like the intimacy of the image, the composition keeping Mt Fuji in the frame, and I know it’s not easy to photograph in a thermal environment, for obvious reasons (the nakedness, water everywhere etc – you think twice about taking you camera). So I gave the image a win; it’s a bit quirky, it has this slight tension, and it gives a sense of place, all wrapped up… well done.”
– Matthieu Paley
Second Prize: Justin Barton
“I like images that makes you question things. And this one does that. An African man dressed in what looks like a Russian army fatigue, in snow… I feel I can learn something from that image, and a decisive element here, is that the caption is well researched, showing me that the “work” had been done.” – Matthieu Paley
Honorary Mention: Marc Ressang
“Robert Frank once said: “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” – And it is precisely what this image demonstrates. We are given the opportunity to feel the various emotions and narratives unfolding in front of us and on people’s faces. From sheer joy to solemn concentration, the photograph is perfectly framed and the black & white bring a unique sens of abstraction working wonderfully with the surrealness of the scene.”
– The Independent Photographer Editors
Open to All Photography
Be part of a vibrant community: The competition award is a unique opportunity to gain exposure and provides a platform to celebrate the very best of contemporary photography.
THEME: BLACK & WHITE Deadline: 31 December 2017
From the earliest days of photography to the modern digital era: black & white photography has changed
the way we see the world.
Regardless of genres, the black & white legacy left by the great masters of photography still inspires and encourages both amateur and professional photographers to work in black & white.
Be it in street, fashion, portrait, landscape, documentary or any other form of photography that celebrates the beauty and wealth of Black & White Photography: We want to be moved and inspired.
Enter now and show us what you got!