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Win $3000 and international recognition in the prestigious Monochrome Awards honoring black and white photography.Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional and amateur photographers.
Our mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover the most amazing photographers from around the world. The winners of the Professional and Amateur categories will receive the titles: Monochrome Photographer of the Year and Monochrome Discovery of the Year along with cash prizes.
We are open to all points of view, all levels of expertise, and all ideas of black and white photography.
All names of the Honorable Mention winners will also be included in the book.
Rachael Talibart, Winner – Black + White Photographer of the Year 2018
Celebrating creativity and promoting a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
Rachael Talibart was awarded the top prize for her striking image of a breaking wave captured off the southern coast of England. The ocean spray, frozen in time, is a dramatic shot that takes on even greater mystery in black and white. “With the right image, I find that shooting black and white can powerfully enhance the emotion I’m trying to evoke and, being one step removed from reality, it can offer a fresh perspective,” she shared.
Talibart, who is both an experienced sailor and professional photographer, beat out a field of talented international photographers to win the title of Black+White Photographer of the Year. Participants were asked to submit images across three categories: The World of People, The World Around Us, and The Creative World. The winners were judged by an expert panel that included Elizabeth Roberts (editor of Black + White Photography Magazine), Shoair Mavlian (assistant curator of Photography at the Tate Modern), and 2015 BPOTY winner Vicki Painting.
Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018 competition were faced
Striking Winners of the 2018 Black + White Photographer of the Year Competition
From thousands of entries all over the world, the judges of the
Celebrating the best of monochromatic photography, the Black+White Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) contest has awarded the winners of the 2018 competition. The biennial contest is organized by Black+White Photography Magazine in partnership with Fujifilm and is open to amateur and professional photographers.
FIRST PRIZE – RACHAEL TALIBARTRachael wins a Fujifilm X-Pro2 plus three lenses.
The work of the first, second and third place winners (together with further entries that the judges feel are worthy of commendation) from both the professional and amateur categories will be published in the Monochrome Photography Awards annual book.
SECOND PRIZE – EDUARDO LÓPEZ MORENOEduardo wins a Fujifilm X100F.
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Take a look at the other winning and shortlisted entries from the Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018 competition.
Talibart’s image was selected for its combination of technical skill and artistry, which tipped the balance in favor of the landscape photograph. In a field heavily peppered with imagery including people, Talibart’s win proves that this type of photography is just as powerful as portraiture or photojournalism.
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