Fans of black and white photography, rejoice: the winning snaps of the first annual MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards have been recently announced, and they are absolutely stunning.
From over 4,000 international submissions, a handful of Single and Series entries were selected for 12 categories, including Abstract, Conceptual, Fine Art, Landscapes, Travel, and Photojournalism. Dutch Photographer Kars Tuinder was awarded the Black & White Photo of the Year 2017 and $2000 cash prize, while British photographer Anup Shah bagged the Black & White Series of the Year 2017 and $3000 cash prize.
This year’s MonoVisions Photography Awards also boasted of a panel of international judges, including Eve Janprasert, Silvan Fässler, Sara Sandström, Conny Dietzshold, Martin Stavars, Caroline Gentsch, Matilde Tiriticco, Sinar Photography, Peter Martin, Maria Oliva, Michael Itkoff, Ann Kristin Plüss, and Simon Schwarzer.
Established as a celebration of black and white photography, MonoVisions sifts through thousands of entries from around the world to discover and give recognition to the best monochrome photographers. Their annual photography competition is open to photographers of all levels, and all forms of black and white photography created with traditional and digital methods.
Visit their website to know more about MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards, browse through this year’s impressive winners and placers, and maybe enter your work for next year’s selection.