The judging comitee wishes to thank all participants of the 1st edition of the Black&White International Award. Choosing the first prize was an arduous task due to the quality and caliber of the pictures submitted.
In judging the pictures, the jury took into account new photography concepts and awarded those who dared to explore photography with a modern language giving an innovative and contemporary take on themes at times already known.
The submitted pictures exibited a wide range of conceptual and procedural tecniques. The judging comitee selected images that infused emotion over images that exibited perfect tecnique.
Unfortunately two categories, i.e. Facebook and Instant, have been removed. Concerning the Facebook Category this is because a large number of candidates bought “like”, by using application and fake profiles, after entering their images. Due to the impossibility to check thoroughly such entries the jury is compelled to cancel this category. Regarding the Instant Category the number of participants was very poor thus the impossibility of choosing a winner.
Nonetheless entry fees will be reimbursed to all candidates who participated to both categories!
Best Single Shot
1st prize – Paulo Monteiro
2nd prize – Erh Tsu Wei
3rd prize – Paola Rizzi
1st prize – Chris Kirby
2nd prize – Gabriele Bulsara
3rd prize – Wenjie Zhang
Congratulations to the winners!