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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Quel objectif pour le portrait?

Un portrait ? Avant de choisir un objectif, il est d’abord important de définir ce qu’on entend par portrait (en dehors du sujet lui même — on photographie bien évidemment une ou plusieurs personnes !). Il faut en effet définir comment le personnage sera cadré.

On distingue généralement cinq types de cadrages pour le portrait : le cadrage “en pied” (la personne est photographiée en entier, de la tête aux pieds, ce qui est parfois le cas en photo de mode), en “plan américain” (le modèle est coupé approximativement à mi-cuisse), en “plan taille” (le bas de l’image correspond aux hanches du sujet), en “plan buste” (tête et buste) et en “plan serré” (le visage uniquement).

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Au coeur du Kamchatka

Ce n’est pas pour rien que le volcan Bakening est appelé le cœur du Kamchatka – il est magnifique !! Les mots ne peuvent pas décrire, il faut le voir! Et ce n’est pas l’hiver, mais juillet. Un vrai lac de glace dans la caldera d’un volcan! Pour voir cette beauté, il valait la peine de traverser des passages difficiles et plusieurs kilomètres à travers champs et forêts en compagnie de milliers de moustiques du Kamtchatka affamés! —Elena Pakhalyuk

В сердце Камчатки
Не зря вулкан Бакенинг называют сердцем Камчатки – он прекрасен!! Словами не описать, это надо видеть! И это не зима, а июль. Настоящее ледяное озеро в кальдере вулкана! Чтобы увидеть эту красоту стоило пройти сложные перевали и многие километры по полям и лесам в компании тысячи голодных камчатских комаров! —Elena Pakhalyuk
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Portrait Primes | Canon

Matthew Richards searches for the best fast and short portrait prime lenses.
The Contenders:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM — Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM — Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM — Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM — Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD — Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Portrait Primes
via PhotoPlus – The Canon Magazine

Portrait Primes | Nikon

A fast prime lens with just the right focal length makes for perfect portraiture. Matthew Richards searches out the best.
The Contenders:
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G — Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G — Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G — Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G — Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD — Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Portrait Primes
via N-Photo