All photos courtesy of Monochrome Photography Awards
Attention, black and white photography fans! London-based Monochrome Photography Awards has just announced the winners of their international black and white competition for 2017. If you’ve been following this contest or would like to get some visual inspiration in monochrome, take a look at some of the photos that made the cut.
For the previous year’s competition, Canadian photographer Ian Pettigrew was announced as the overall winner of the Professional category. He was also awarded the title Monochrome Photographer of the Year 2017 and $2,000 prize money. His winning photo, titled “Bailey,” is part of an ongoing series that documents what it’s like to live with Cystic Fibrosis.
Meanwhile, Indonesian photographer Gunarto Gunawan was chosen as the overall winner of the Amateur category. He bagged the Monochrome Discovery of the Year 2017 title and $1,000 cash prize. His winning photo titled “Light from Heaven” shows the surreal beauty of light shining in Grubug Cave in Central Java, Indonesia.
Apart from the Grand Prix winners, Monochrome Awards 2017 also boasts of an equally impressive selection of winners for several sub-categories, such as Abstract, Architecture, Conceptual, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nude, Portraits, and Photojournalism. The winning images were selected from a staggering 8,942 submissions from 87 countries across the globe. The 2017 competition’s international panel of judges included Pia Elizondo, Michel Rajkovic, Ben Nixon, Norma I. Quintana, Martin Stavars, Allison Barnes, Katarina Balgavy, Claire A. Warden, David Johndrow and Stefano Brunesci.
Monochrome Photography Awards holds its annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers to celebrate monochrome visions and give recognition to the most amazing photographers from around the world.