The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award

This second edition of the annual Black & White Competition, The Charles Dodgson Award, named after the author of Alice in Wonderland, also known as Lewis Carroll, received 750 entries from 37 countries.

When selecting Haim Blumenblat, with Winter Conversation, from the Cityscapes and Street Photography category, as the overall winner, Juror Chris Walker said: ‘It’s simple, beautiful, but not exotic — opportunities such as this exist everywhere. Our world is a beautiful place — and photographers need to understand they don’t have to be on the other side of it to make interesting photographs!’

Haim Blumenblat, Israel, ‘Winter Conversation’. Winner of the 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award
— – —

Erika Masterson. Runner Up, ‘Parts of the Earth, Keeper’
— – —

Sandy Adams. Runner Up, cityscapes and street photography category
— – —

Don Rice. Finalist, fine art category
— – —

Jack Curran. Runner Up, landscapes category
— – —

The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award
more at The Gala Awards

— – —

Punctum by Mariya Andriichuk

“My simple secret is to focus all my creative energy, as if it is the last shoot I will do in my life.”
Photography, for me, is an instance revelation. It takes a complete devotion to be a good photographer. My interest in photography appeared as a passionate desire for self expression and authenticity, which means you have to reveal every inch of your soul to get to the true artworks. —Mariya Andriichuk

— – —

Punctum by Mariya Andriichuk
more in Lens Magazine

— – —

20th Century and Contemporary Masters

Phillips’ first Photographs sale of the fall season will be held on 1 October. The auction will include 250 lots with exceptional prints by Marina Abramović, Robert Mapplethorpe, Hannah Wilke, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Frank, and Peter Beard, among others.

Sebastião Salgado
— – —

Ansel Adams
— – —

Phillipe Halsman
— – —

André Kertész
— – —

Richard Avedon
— – —

Phillips is the destination for international collectors to buy and sell the world’s most important contemporary works of art. By focusing specifically on the defining aesthetic movements of the last century, we’ve set ourselves apart as the most dynamic and forward-thinking auction house. Our considered approach and specialized knowledge lead clients to seek our guidance on contemporary collecting trends. This finely-honed expertise is evident in all aspects of our business, from the caliber and quality of our sale catalogues, events and exhibitions, to a superior level of individualized client service.

Headquartered in New York and London, with offices throughout the world, Phillips conducts sales in a select number of categories: Contemporary Art, Photographs, Editions, Design, Watches and Jewelry. Additionally, our core art business includes special exhibitions, private sales, advising private estates and corporate clients, museum and arts sponsorships, and consulting.

more at Phillips

— – —

The Visual Synthesis of Time & Space

David Ingraham’s photographs are juxtapositions that involve technique, visual effects and imagery. Photographing solely in black and white, there’s an even greater emphasis on lines and forms.

Conchita Fernandes immerses herself into David Ingraham’s subliminal world, and discovers how his foray in the photographic medium helped him break its rules.
— – —

The Visual Synthesis of Time & Space
more in Better Photography

The September 2019 issue is the first part of a two volume showcase that delves into the unusual magic of forms, colours and geometry, as seen by Naoya Takahashi, Natalie Christensen, David Ingraham, Joana P Cardozo, Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Nuno Perestrelo, Anil Risal Singh, José Luis Barcia Fernández and Ajay Salvi.
— – —

The Mono Awards 2019 – The Winners!

Hunter Valley photographer Sharron Leppien and Sydney’s Gaanesh Prasad have shared the honours in The Mono Awards 2019, the inaugural Australian and New Zealand photography competition that sought to find the best black and white imagery in the region.

Sharron Leppien, Places category winner, Boy with Tyre
— – —

Gaanesh Prasad, People category winner, Fly High
— – —

Tony Law, Third Place, People Category, Break Away.
— – —

Graeme Gordon, Fourth Place, Places category, Etihad museum
— – —

Julie Kerbel, Fourth place, People category, Indignant.
— – —

Run by Australian Photography and Capture, a panel of nine leading photographers judged the competition, which gave entrants a simple brief: the best single black and white image across one of two categories, People and Places.

more at The Mono Awards

— – —

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.
— – —

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.
— – —

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.
— – —

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.
— – —

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.
— – —

MonoVisions Photography Awards | Single Category Winners
more at monovisionawards

— – —

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
— – —

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
— – —

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.
— – —

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
— – —

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
— – —

MonoVisions Photography Awards | Series Category Winners
more at monovisionawards

— – —