MonoVisions Photography Awards | Single Category Winners

Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work.

Our annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels, including – professionals and amateurs. We accept all forms of black and white photography created with traditional or digital methods.

1st Place – Black & White Architectural Photo of the Year 2019
Title: Midtown
From the series “The City Wears a Top Hat”
Author: Trevor Messersmith, United States
Trevor Messersmith is an award-winning photographer and graphic designer based in New York’s Hudson Valley. Trevor provides creative direction to a wide variety of online and print projects through 80east Design, a studio he started in 2002.
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1st Place – Black & White Nude Photo of the Year 2019
Title: zebra nude – curves & lines
bodypainting & photography: Kristian Liebrand
Author: Kristian Liebrand, Germany
Kristian Liebrand, (March 03, 1973) born in Rhede, Germany is a photographer from Germany, who concentrates on nude art photography of women.
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1st Place – Black & White Nature and Wildlife Photo of the Year 2019
Title: Reflection
Three pelicans reflected in in pond.
Author: Daria Huxley, United States
Daria Huxley is an award-winning professional photographer & creative director residing in Brooklyn, NY. She has lived, studied and worked in Germany, Belgium, Russia, Portugal and Hong Kong. Daria’s career as a photographer has lasted over a decade. In photography she specializes in portraiture, travel, and fine art architecture.
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1st Place – Black & White Landscapes Photo of the Year 2019
Title: Elements
First sunshine just after the snow storm. Iceland, February 2019.
Author: Romain Tornay, Switzerland
Romain Tornay was born in 1975 in Valais, in the heart of the Swiss mountains. Traveling the peaks from his childhood, he marveled at this alpine nature and his search for aestheticism led him logically to photography about fifteen years ago. This attraction for the great outdoors then leads him to discover the Far North. Thanks to more than thirty trips to the Nordic countries in all seasons, he has built a solid photographic heritage of northern Europe.
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1st Place – Black & White Travel Photo of the Year 2019
Title: Mother at work
Halong Bay (descending dragon), spectacular place, stunning, a dream for many a work place for others. While traveling in Halong Bay kilometers away from any city, we can see these working mothers trying to sell something to the tourists.Maybe they live in a floating fishers village, mabe not.
Author: Tatiana Gomez, Mexico
Mexican born, raised between Mexico and Spain always seeking for something that captures my eyes attention. Always analyzing, searching, watching.
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MonoVisions Photography Awards | Single Category Winners
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MonoVisions Photography Awards | Series Category Winners

Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work.

Our annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels, including – professionals and amateurs. We accept all forms of black and white photography created with traditional or digital methods.

1st Place – Black & White Landscapes Series of the Year 2019
Title: Oman desert
The Sultanate of Oman is one of the driest countries in the world. These may be very harsh conditions, but at the same time it therefore is host to some of the most spectacular deserts in the world. The Empty Quarter and the Wahiba Sands deserts are the best known. Travelling in the desert when you sometimes don´t see any other human being apart from your group (never go alone!) for days on end, leaves you humble if not humiliated in your existence by the grand dunes and shapes that nature unfolds around you. A journey into these landscapes is a meditation.
Author: Birgit Neiser, Germany
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1st Place – Black & White Architectural Series of the Year 2019
Title: Rheinkniebrücke
The Rhine bridges in Düsseldorf are an integral part of the skyline. One of them is the “Kniebrücke” from the 60s. It is a steel cable-stayed bridge whose access ramps were built of concrete.
I photographed the bridge laterally in its entirety, as well as from below with its curved driveways. In this way of viewing the lines are particularly good effect.
Author: Frank Loddenkemper, Germany
I am an architect with a passion for architectural photography
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1st Place – Black & White Nude Series of the Year 2019
Title: Desert Flower
Author: Bartek NinoVeron, Poland
Bartek “NinoVeron” Brudek
Casual leading Internet company but spends every spare moment of photography and travels.
Born in Sosnowiec, Poland (born in ’76). He has its studio for a sessions.
He started with sports photography, but for many years he specializing in black-and-white nude art and portraits. He work on the traditional technique – analogue camera (Hasselblad 203FE).
He like photographing women in stylish indoor or outdoors.
In 2013 He was the winner of the most prestigious Polish competition for nude art photographers – Fotoerotica organized by Playboy magazine.
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1st Place – Black & White Travel Series of the Year 2019
Title: The busy train station
The busy train station of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, in early January just before Istema 2018 when people from all over the world coming to join on festival. At this festival coming so many people that the arriving trains are crowded and many passengers travel on the roofs of the trains and there is a great bustle at the station.
Author: Veselin Atanasov, Bulgaria
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1st Place – Black & White Portrait Series of the Year 2019
Title: The poetics of childhood
The concept of the series is expressed in a mental journey through intimate visions of private life showing how often stories that worth to be told are very close to us. The poetics of childhood: boundless sensuality, confidence and a huge need for love, perhaps more than in any other period of life.
Author: Marina Kazakova, Italy
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MonoVisions Photography Awards | Series Category Winners
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ART-Photography

Some of the Best Photos from the 4th International Photo Awards

by Hernan Santiago
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by Poluev Ilya
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by Daung
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by Filiz Caglar
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by Kevin Molano
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ART-Photography
Some of the Best Photos from the 4th International Photo Awards

more at 35awards

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Editors’ Choice Awards in Architecture

Editors’ Choice Awards in Architecture from Hotshoe Black & White Photography Club

Hobart building, SF
by Jerry Paduano
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Hypercube.
by Cesar GM
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Dark Street
by Sebastien Wautie
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AGO Staircase
by Rick Halpern
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Robarts Escalator
by Rick Halpern
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S. da Pedra
by Jacs PhotoArt
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Editors’ Choice Awards in Architecture
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Hotshoe 2019 Awards to be announced late summer.

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2019 Audubon Photography Awards Marks 10th Year of Exquisite Bird Photography

Birds make fascinating subjects, as the winners and honorable mentions of this year’s contest, our 10th, make clear. They’re at once beautiful and resilient, complex and comical. Thank you to the 2,253 entrants from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces and territories for your dedication to appreciating, celebrating, and sharing the wonder of birds and the landscapes they inhabit.

Presented in association with Nature’s Best Photography, winning photos and honorable mentions will be featured at the biennial Audubon Convention in July 2019, in future issues of Audubon magazine and Nature’s Best Photography magazine, and in a special traveling Audubon Photography Awards exhibit hosted by Audubon chapters and centers across the country.

Grand Prize Winner
Red-winged Blackbird. Photo: Kathrin Swoboda/Audubon Photography Awards
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Professional Winner
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Elizabeth Boehm/Audubon Photography Awards
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Youth Winner
Horned Puffin (captive). Photo: Sebastian Velasquez/Audubon Photography Awards
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Plants for Birds Winner
Hooded Oriole on a California fan palm. Photo: Michael Schulte/Audubon Photography Awards
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Amateur Honorable Mention
Great Blue Herons. Photo: Melissa Rowell/Audubon Photography Awards
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About Audubon
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at http://www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.

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2019 Epson Signature Worthy Prints

This award will be judged by an Epson representative and the winner will be determined at their sole discretion. Any entrant with a Silver award or above will be eligible, and the winner will be chosen based on content, quality and technical ability.

Afshin Jafari – 2019 AIPP Queensland Epson Signature Worthy Award
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Tania Malkin APP AIPP – 2019 AIPP Northern Territory Epson Signature Worthy Award
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Mieke Boynton APP – 2019 AIPP Victorian Epson Signature Worthy Award
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Peter Blakeman APP AAIPP – 2019 AIPP NSW Epson Signature Worthy Award
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Paul Hoelen APP M.Photog. II – 2019 AIPP Tasmanian Epson Signature Worthy Award
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2019 Epson Signature Worthy Prints
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The 2019 AIPP State Landscape Photographer of the Year

This category is intended for landscape images that depict the natural or urban environment. Entries may be literal or interpretative. Judges in this category are asked to consider both traditional and contemporary values, photographic technique, print quality, composition and light.

Tony Hewitt
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David Glazebrook
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Frances Suter
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David Evans
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Mieke Boynton
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The 2019 AIPP State Landscape Photographer of the Year
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