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Theme: Black & White June 2024

  • black and white photo of a boy by Diana Maria

    Winning Photographer Diana Maria

    Winning Photographer Diana Maria

    “Paradise Lost” - Romania
    Paradise Lost is a photo project that explores the lives of children in poor communities, offering a window into their challenging and hopeful world. © Diana Maria
  • black and white abstract portrait photo of body shape by Lukasz Spychala

    Second Prize Lukasz Spychala

    Second Prize Lukasz Spychala

    “Monolith”
    Man seems to us to be a stable, uniform whole, hard as a rock, just like the title monolith. We forget, however, that, like rocks, we are often formed by erosion. We can get used to bad experiences, accept that they have become an inseparable part of ourselves, and turn them into a strong side of our personality. © Lukasz Spychala
  • black and white fine art portrait of flamingo bird by Alain Mouton

    Third Prize Alain Mouton

    Third Prize Alain Mouton

    “Pluma extravaganza”
    An ode to romanticism and pictorialism photography. © Alain Mouton
  • black and white portrait of woman by Murat Harmanlikli

    Finalist Murat Harmanlikli

    Finalist Murat Harmanlikli

    “Tears of light”
    Tears run down your cheeks to the pool of tears. We are all lost in a long, silent cry. © Murat Harmanlikli
  • black and white landscape photo of countryside with sheep by Kereline Melnychuk

    Finalist Kereline Melnychuk

    Finalist Kereline Melnychuk

    “Solitude” - North of Iceland, Arctic Region
    In the wake of a full-scale war in my home country, I found myself unable to communicate with anyone. Seeking solace, I embarked on a month-long journey to Iceland—a land of cold and purity. During my time there, I cared for sheep and two shepherd dogs. This solitude left an indelible mark on my memory, a blend of beauty and pain, as I confronted the daily reminder that my youth and life would never be the same. © Kereline Melnychuk
  • black and white fine art portrait of woman by Natella Kiseleva

    Finalist Natella Kiseleva

    Finalist Natella Kiseleva

    “Ocean Eyes”
    A melancholic reverie, where nature’s imprint meets the soul’s depth. © Natella Kiseleva
  • black and white portrait of man with beard by Joao Corredor

    Finalist Joao Corredor

    Finalist Joao Corredor

    “Dave Robertson, actor” - Calgary, Alberta Canada
    Portrait of a background actor man, always playing from the shadow. © Joao Corredor
  • black and white fine art studio portrait of woman by Luca Onnis

    Finalist Luca Onnis

    Finalist Luca Onnis

    “Veil of Solitude”
    This photo captures a woman’s vulnerable and introspective gaze through a foggy, water-streaked surface. The delicate contour of her bare shoulders and the ethereal separation created by the droplets evoke a profound sense of solitude and contemplation. The image’s melancholic mystery invites us to explore this intimate moment’s untold stories and hidden emotions. © Luca Onnis
  • black and white fine art landscape portrait of Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA by William Holderfield

    Finalist William Holderfield

    Finalist William Holderfield

    “Joshua Tree National Park #1” - California, USA
    Fine art landscape shot in Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA © William Holderfield
  • black and white fine art studio portrait of woman by Ayla Hashemi

    Finalist Ayla Hashemi

    Finalist Ayla Hashemi

    “Self-Portrait”
    Sometimes I feel like a stranger to myself. I’ve created a self-portrait with a ‘hole’ to symbolize openness to change and growth. Just as a blank canvas awaits an artist’s touch, I leave room for transformation, acknowledging that our self-perceptions are ever-evolving. © Ayla Hashemi

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  • black and white self portrait by Tatsuo Suzuki
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    Judge: Tatsuo Suzuki

    Tatsuo Suzuki is a Japanese photographer, renowned for his visceral, monochrome depictions of everyday life in his homeland. Born in Tokyo in 1965, he began photographing seriously in 2008 and has gone on to forge a reputation as one of Japan’s most exciting contemporary photographers. Over the years Suzuki has received a host of awards and has exhibited internationally on numerous occasions, including at Photo Shanghai in 2015 and in London in 2016. In 2020, he published his debut photobook, Friction / Tokyo Street, with Steidl, which featured an extensive collection of his Tokyo street photography.

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color travel photo of woman by the river in Varanasi, India by Tess Rice
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2024 Travel AWARD

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