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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Cara Delevingne Bares All

On a green leather sofa, Cara Delevingne lies down on her stomach, a portrait of repose with her head propped against the armrest and her eyes clear and unflinching. And, oh yeah, she’s also completely buck naked.

The supermodel (turned actress, turned mental health and LGBTQ+ rights advocate, turned singer) bared it all for the cover of Marie Claire’s September issue. The stunning photo reveals a laid-back and, yes, very nude Delevingne. This vulnerable and exposed image of her seems to go hand in hand with the various vulnerabilities she herself exposed in her interview.

Is there anything the actress, model, singer, author, activist, and daredevil—a star of this month’s Amazon fantasy series Carnival Row—can’t do?
By Julia Felsenthal
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Cara Delevingne Bares All
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Julianne Hough Poses Nude For Women’s Health’s Annual Naked Strength Issue

The 31-year-old has been on an epic journey of self-discovery, stripping down and learning new truths about herself from her first love: dance. Now she wants to change your life too. Welcome to the Julianne show.

“Dance is my superpower, and it has been my whole life, but I didn’t even know it,” she says. But others did. Before Julianne started choreographing what she calls her “high-sensory activated dance method,” she remembers people telling her they wanted to dance like her.

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Julianne Hough Says She Walked Around Naked For A Week After Her Women’s Health Photo Shoot
Photography by Brian Bowen Smith

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The Bookstore Project | Florin Firimitã

Florin Ion Firimitã is a visual artist, educator, and writer who traces his interest in art back to his mother’s passion for drawing and his father’s modest amateur photo lab, in Bucharest, Romania, where he was entrusted with mixing chemicals, developing film and printing black-and-white photos at the age of six. Versatile in a variety of mediums, from painting to mixed media and from writing to photography, the artist has continued to explore a wide range of creative expressions.

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The Bookstore Project | Florin Firimita

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“Women are the gateway to life.”

The work of Turkish artist, Emel Karakozak comes as a simple reminder of how miraculous women are. The gateway to life, the the survival and support system for life. The following series, Budding, depicts this so beautifully, without interruption.

Emel explains that through her work, “Everything is aimed to understand the whole. Life and death, which described simultaneously in my photography is a example of my hybrid expression. Woman not only causes a miracle by giving birth, but also has the ability to reconstitute herself spiritually.”

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Photographer Feature: Emel Karakozak
Editor Shenyah Webb

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Monochrome Photography Awards

Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional and amateur photographers. Our mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover the most amazing photographers from around the world.

Fashion / Beauty – 1st Place Winner
Marta by Albert Södgård
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Landscapes – 3rd Place Winner
Hope by Patrik Minar
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Wildlife – 3rd Place Winner
Arctic Fox by Arnfinn Johansen
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Portrait – 1st Place Winner
Maja and Rufus by Simona Nálepková
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Fine Art – 2nd Place Winner
Sanctuary by Viki Murray
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Nude – 1st Place Winner
Cliffhanger by Paul Giggle
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Monochrome Photographer of the Year
Muse by Dmitriy Rogozhkin
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Monochrome Awards
International Black & White Photography Contest
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