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 | 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

This photo of a Bosnian gypsy boy was taken during a wedding party in a gypsy camp on the outskirts of Rome. In particular, this melancholy look represents a little of all Gypsy children born in a very hard and sometimes cruel reality, which gives them no hope for the future (Accomplice of all this is also the very low schooling of the younger generations). These authorized camps today have become large Ghettos where in addition to overcrowding, and the presence of large quantities of urban waste that make the camps more similar to large open landfills, different ethnic groups are forced to live together. Often these ethnic groups also belong to different religions such as the Orthodox Christian and Islam. All this does nothing but make the environment highly explosive. Next to all this there are many illegal situations, famous for example is the phrase: “Gypsies make more of the drug”. Words used by the boss Salvatore Buzzi, intercepted by the Police in the investigation “Mafia capital” that overwhelmed the administration of Rome in 2015.

Grand Prize – Black & White Photo of the Year 2018
Pietro Di Giambattista — Gypsy Boy
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Imagine, dream; bend and break the rules. That’s what I’m aiming for. GRVTY2 is a series of deconstructed architecture that tries to show us what would happen if suddenly there wasn’t gravity anymore, what would the world look those first seconds when nothing is capturing us.

Grand Prize – Black & White Series of the Year 2018
Daniel Garay Arango — GRVTY2
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The story of 100 years.
What kind of scenery would one pine tree watch?
I felt everlasting time in the figure which stood calmly.
Taken in Hokkaido,Japan.

1st Place – Black & White Landscapes Series of the Year 2018
Aya Iwasaki — Ippon-One Pine Tree
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Long exposure shot at East Sea, Fukui Prefecture, Japan 2018

1st Place – Black & White Fine Art Photo of the Year 2018
Seong Joe Woo – memory
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Model: Kateřina Krobová

1st Place – Black & White Portrait PHOTO of the Year 2018
Markéta Nováková – Soul of nature
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The leading lines remind me of the slot canyons in Arizona.

1st Place – Black & White Architectural PHOTO of the Year 2018
Mike Hollman – Modern Architecture, Singapore.
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Huge waves on the Icelandic west coast after 2 days with winds over 100 Km / h. The winter is ending and the snowfall alternated with the sun’s rays. The main difficulty in obtaining this image was to stand close to the cliffs in the gusts of wind.

1st Place – Black & White Nature and Wildlife PHOTO of the Year 2018
Romain Tornay – Ocean Fury
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Shooting in a hotel room in Stuttgart Germany with an old camera Rolleiflex, the goal was to get everything out of 2 120 films. No Photoshop only crafts

Honorable Mention
Patrick Rupp — The Analog Boudoirshooting with 80 Years Old 6*6 120Film Rolleiflex-T f3,5mm
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