Curious about what it takes to be declared the world’s best black and white photographer? One Eyeland, a curated online gallery and photo sharing website, wants to give you an idea through its recently announced selection of winning entries for its World’s Top 10 Black & White Photographers competition for 2018.
Both professional and amateur photographers from around the world were asked to submit their best black and white images for 25 categories, including Abstract, Fashion, Conceptual, Fine Art, Photomanipulation, Street, Editorial, and Self-Promo. Participants vied for the opportunity to have their work earn them a spot in the “Top 10 Black & White Photographers of the World: 2018” and “Top 10 Black & White Photographers of a Country: 2018”. A combination of a points system and two rounds of judging by a jury of seven photographers was employed to round up and rank the winners of this year’s competition.
Erich Caparas of Riverview, United States emerged as the #1 black and white photographer, garnering 75 points for his strong fashion portrait titled Mop Top, as well as five other submissions in the Fine Art, Portrait, Nude, and Photomanipulation categories. Caparas will be receiving a cash prize of $2,500. All of the Top 10 Black & White Photographers in the World will also be receiving a Golden X trophy, and all the winners will be given digital certificates.
The rest of the impressive entries by the top 10 winning photographers are as follows:
(70 points) United States
(57 points) Ireland
(54 points) China
(52 points) United Kingdom
(47 points) Italy
(44 points) Russia
(40 points) Chile
(37 points) Slovakia
(34 points) SPAIN
Don’t forget to check out One Eyeland’s website for the showcase of the winning and inspiring black & white masterpieces from the competitions.