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Theme: Black & White January 2024

  • black and white double exposure photo of woman with sea and birds by Mindaugas Gabrenas

    Winning Photographer Mindaugas Gabrenas

    Winning Photographer Mindaugas Gabrenas

    “If dark falls apart”
    Double negative exposure shot on Hasselblad 501CM using Ilford HP5 © Mindaugas Gabrenas
  • black and white portrait of man by Kuba Świetlik

    Second Prize Kuba Świetlik

    Second Prize Kuba Świetlik

    “Grego” - Berlin, Germany
    Studio portrait work © Kuba Świetlik
  • black and white street photo of New York in snow by Jc Calingo

    Third Prize Jc Calingo

    Third Prize Jc Calingo

    “Whiteout” - New York City, USA
    Winter storm 2021 New York City. © Jc Calingo
  • black and white photo of Parade queen, Festival de la Virgen de Guadalupe, Chiapas, Mexico by Jenna Mulhall-Brereton

    Finalist Jenna Mulhall-Brereton

    Finalist Jenna Mulhall-Brereton

    “Parade queen” - San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
    The parade queen awaits her cue in the parade for the festival of la Virgen de Guadalupe. The image is from my ongoing, long-term project, Sacred/Sagrado: Festivals of Mexico. The series, captured on film and printed in my analog darkroom, captures events that are deeply meaningful to the communities that celebrate them each year. © Jenna Mulhall-Brereton
  • black and white cityscape of Dubai by Florian Kriechbaumer

    Finalist Florian Kriechbaumer

    Finalist Florian Kriechbaumer

    “City in the Clouds” - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    A panoramic view of Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, and the Sheikh Zayed Road skyline, as the light from the rising sun in the east illuminates the world’s tallest building. Thick fog rolling in from the desert covers the ground, creating the illusion of a city in the clouds. While a few images of this rare phenomenon exist by now, I’ve always been looking for a new angle and composition during my time in Dubai - through persistence and patience, I’ve been able to achieve this goal through a photo from the roof of a skyscraper that’s a little bit set back from the rest of the skyline. © Florian Kriechbaumer
  • black and white portrait of woman by Giandomenico Veneziani

    Finalist Giandomenico Veneziani

    Finalist Giandomenico Veneziani

    “The World Away”
    Our protagonist, an albino girl often feels this way when she relates to others. In this case I wanted to represent this sense of unease of our protagonist by imagining that she actually belongs to another world but nevertheless she settles down on our planet relating to others who consider her different even if she often does not feel accepted. She met a friend who accept and love her and has many difficulties to leave her gone when it is the moment to leave this world and come back to hers. © Giandomenico Veneziani
  • black and white abstract photo of shape in water by Esteban Amaro

    Finalist Esteban Amaro

    Finalist Esteban Amaro

    “Water Portals 006”
    Levitating in the waters of the Chilean coast, the photographer places these sculptures in the form of portals, that represent our origin in the heavens, and that operate as entrances to some unknown places outside this world, but which are connected with our same space and time through this anti-gravity geometry. © Esteban Amaro
  • black and white portrait of man in field by Leo Bastidas Yar

    Finalist Leo Bastidas Yar

    Finalist Leo Bastidas Yar

    “Ulpiano” - Zuleta Ecuador
    When I went to Zuleta, I was going to take a photo of the sunrise, but the sun went down, the mist descended and Ulpiano told me that “the beautiful thing about the place is the randomness of the weather because you don’t know what you’re going to find tomorrow.” © Leo Bastidas Yar
  • black and white abstract photo of the sea by Jos Van Dijk

    Finalist Jos Van Dijk

    Finalist Jos Van Dijk

    “Touched”
    Part of my series ‘A Zillion Seas’. A little more than a year ago I liberated myself from practical attachments to intensify my connection to nature. I had a deep desire for intense sensations that would stir me up, and bring me closer to my authentic feelings. In the series, I reproduce the sensations I was experiencing while connecting with the force of the Atlantic Ocean. © Jos Van Dijk
  • black and white portrait of woman by Camden Paillot

    Finalist Camden Paillot

    Finalist Camden Paillot

    “Rosie”
    Portrait of the photographer’s sister. © Camden Paillot

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  • black and white medium format photo of men in water in Burma by Monica Denevan
    © Monica Denevan

    Judge: Monica Denevan

    Monica Denevan is an American Fine Art photographer based in San Francisco, renowned for her stunning black-and-white depictions of Myanmar and other parts of East Asia.

    Her focus on documenting people in remote, untouched locations sheds light on traditional cultures. She photographs almost exclusively with a medium-format, Bronica film camera, which adds a distinctive quality to her work.

    Denevan’s images have received widespread publication and international acclaim through exhibitions worldwide. Through her lens, she immortalizes captivating moments in time, that convey distinct narratives of cultures often overlooked in our rapidly evolving world.

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