SECOND PRIZE – EDUARDO LÓPEZ MORENOEduardo wins a Fujifilm X100F.
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.
Rachael Talibart, Winner – Black + White Photographer of the Year 2018
From thousands of entries all over the world, the judges of the
The narrow focus of each contest means fewer entries and increases the chance your image will be selected. While the winners won’t be featured in a Special Issue, they will get prominent representation in regular issues of Black & White. Adding more pages to each issue will allow us to dedicate 16-24 pages to display winning photos. Each of the four contests will have a dedicated section in one of the four regular issues of Black & White. The added pages of award-winning photography will be an added bonus for our readers.
Striking Winners of the 2018 Black + White Photographer of the Year Competition
Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018 competition were faced
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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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Take a look at the other winning and shortlisted entries from the Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018 competition.
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.
Although we have photo contests for the broad categories of single images and portfolios, readers have suggested contests limited to the method of exposure or the time period when a photo was captured. We have come up with a blend of old and new which offer an opportunity to a variety of photographic interests.
See all the winners and a selection of other entries in the February
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.
Pick up a copy of B+W212, our February issue, to see the winning pictures plus a selection of the judges’ favourites. Download the app edition of the magazine to see an additional 24 pages of fantastic images from the competition.
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FIRST PRIZE – RACHAEL TALIBARTRachael wins a Fujifilm X-Pro2 plus three lenses.