Black & White Storytelling

Winners & Finalists Photo Contest

Photo by ©Ann Backx

Black and white is a different way of seeing the world.
It is often thought that black and white is a simple technique to manage in photography, but it is not.
Through black and white the photographer shows us his world in colours, playing with shades of gray, shadows and lights.
The greatest photographers have tried their hand at black and white photography and many of them have never abandoned this technique.

The Black and White Photo Contest has ended and we finally have the winners. Our judges chose the best 5 photographers. It was not an easy choice, the quality of the photos presented in this edition was very high. We are pleased to announce the winners of the Balck & White Photo Contest (Storytelling).

Congrats to all the photographers.

• AWARDS •

Storytelling Project

1st Place
  • n°1 PRVKE SERIES by WANDRD
  • Free Entry for 3 Photo Series winner to our next London Photo Show 2021
2nd Place
  • 50% Off to submit your 3 Photo Series to our next London Photo Show 2021
3nd Place
  • 25% Off to submit your 3 Photo Series to our next London Photo Show 2021
4th Place
  • 20% Off to submit your 3 Photo Series to our next London Photo Show 2021
5th Place
  • 15% Off to submit your 3 Photo Series to our next London Photo Show 2021

Winners

1st Place

Ann Backx
Belgium
Ann Backx is a Belgian photographer with a predilection for abstract and creative nature and landscape photography. Walking formed the basis of her passion for photography. With the greatest respect for nature, she makes creative and abstract images, with post-processing reduced to a minimum. The subjects of her photography are always related to nature.
Project
Black Ice Project

Ice is getting rarer and the ice in Siberia has never been that thin at the end of October. Climate change is visible and felt everywhere. The ice is melting very fast everywhere in de world.
With this series of photos, which shows abstractions of the ‘black’ ice on Lake Baikal, I want to show artworks on the wall in order to start global warming as a topic of conversation.
In reality, the ice also looked almost black in that area and what you see here are macros of the cracks in the ice. These photos were taken in the first half of February at temperatures of -35 ° C.
But for how long?
These series of photos must be seen in the wright order for presentation. From left to right : BlackIce1 – BlackIce2 – BlackIce3.

2nd Place

Antonio Perrone
Italy
I am an amateur and professional photographer and I am a university employee in the microwave and remote sensing field. I have been photographing for about 15 years and with the advent of digital I have become even more passionate. I have had some awards ranging from prizes in some competitions to some printed publications in magazines in the photography sector. In free time, in addition to photographing, I manage a photography portal: http://www.micromosso.com where I share ideas and photos with other enthusiasts. Since 2014 I hold the position of President of a Photographic Club based in Tivoli (Rome)

Silence
Olive branches that rise to the sky in silence.

Joker
Old olive trunks with human features.

Great sage
The old olive trunks with human features.

3rd Place

Ansje Visser
Netherlands
Ansje Visser (1959) Photographer, writer Amsterdam, The Netherlands “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt Photography is a form of meditation for me. Strolling around on your own and let you eye lead you is very relaxing and also exciting. Travel, nature, everyday life, underwater world and reflections are my favourite themes. I organize photo walks, give photography lessons, teambuilding activities and photo coaching. I enjoy it very much when students go from just looking to seeing an interesting image during the lessons. Everything is photographable as long as you get an interesting angle. I developed a coaching method for people with problems through photography. It is like creative therapy. I worked with a group of people with incipient dementia. They were so proud when we ended the photography course with and exhibition. Writing is my other passion. I am an author of 6 children’s books, 1 poem book, 3 life stories and several photography books. Between 2013 and 2020 I had 5 exhibitions and events of free work. Creativity is essential in my life, a necessity. Besides my work as a photographer and writer I also work as a volunteer coordinator for a health care organization in Amsterdam.
Project
Secrets 1 • 2 • 3

What goes on behind the scenes?

4th Place

Terry Arcia
Cuba

Cross Walk Art
The streets of Little Havana in Miami Florida are full of the Art and Culture of a People who were forced to flee from their island in the Caribean to escape communism. This photo was taken at my favorite crosswalk in Little Havana because I can capture so many candid interactions.

When The Tourists Become The Art
The streets of Little Havana in Miami Florida are full of the Art and Culture of a People who were forced to flee from their island in the Caribean to escape communism. This photo was taken in Little Havana, of one of the many tourists who enjoy our culture, coffee, and art.

Captured by Art
The streets of Little Havana in Miami Florida are full of the Art and Culture of a People who were forced to flee from their island in the Caribean to escape communism. This photo was taken while a family stopped to watch a dancer during an art festival in Little Havana.

5th Place

Valentina Ficacci
Italy

Conflict
Teenagers’ emotions are a huge tangle of difficult threads, they live in a constant state of conflict.

Limit
Teens explore situations where their limits can be tested.

Identity
If adolescence could be identified with three words, surely they could be used: identity, limit and conflict.
In this period, adolescents try to understand what their tastes, beliefs and goals are.

Winners Galleries

Black & White Single Photo
Black and white is a different way of seeing the world. It is often thought that black and white is a simple technique to manage in photography, but it is not.
Gallery
Black & White Storytelling
Black and white is a different way of seeing the world. It is often thought that black and white is a simple technique to manage in photography, but it is not.
Gallery
Street Photography 2020
After many months of lockdown we asked photographers to go out on the street again with their cameras. The result was impressive!
Gallery
#STAYATHOME 2020
For photographer was really hard not to be able to go out on the street to shoot. We wanted to reward those who in just two photos managed to tell a story.
Gallery
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