Inspiration: The Winners of the 2014 Monochrome Photography Awards

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All images used with permission of the Monochrome awards.

Photographs in black and white are without a double inspirational and pull at certain strings in the human soul. So when we were told about the winners of the 2014 Monochrome awards and shown the images, we were stunned. The committee received over 7,000 submissions and photographer Neil Carver won the grand prize of $2,000.

The images from him and other photographers are after the jump.

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Photojournalism_1st_Place_Professional_Goran_Jovic_Mono_Awards_2014

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