These amazing photographers come from 13 different countries, their work reflects their personal aesthetic and unique approach to black and white photography. Clearly black and white photography continues to hold a prominent place in our hearts and imaginations! Black and white images can be like remarkable poetry.
Foxy, Los Angeles, California © Donald Graham
Timeless, the black and white tonal scale has nuances that highlight its subjects and enhances the light for a sublime rendering. Its classical and often nostalgic feel contains true beauty, allowing for a stark clarity or reality of the subject to be seen and identified. As the Canadian photojournalist Ted Grant said, “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”
The diversity of work ranges from the visual narrative to the simple contemplative beauty of quiet landscapes and to portraits that tell a story deep within the eyes of their subject. The selected portfolios all have different approaches to the unifying theme of black and white photography. Using film or digital photography, deep blacks or light grays, each photographer showcases a unique point of view.
The Winner of AAP Magazine 18 B&W is Donald Graham (United States) with his image “Foxy, Los Angeles, California” from the series “One Of A Kind”.
The Second Place Winner is Angelika Kollin (United States) with her image “God gives and God takes away” from the series “You are my mother”.
The Third Place Winner is Andrea Borgarello (Italy) with his image “Making Plans for ‘l’Aventure’” or “the Backway” from the series “Notes on Migration”.
The other winners featured in the Merit Award’s Gallery are:
Erberto Zani (Switzerland), Klaus Lenzen (Germany), Ingetje Tadros (New Zealand), Emmanuel Monzon (United States), Tuan Nguyen Tan (Vietnam), Dirk Roseport (Belgium), Joseph-Philippe Bevillard (Ireland), Peter Eleveld (Netherlands), Emmanuelle Becker (France), David Dhaen (Belgium), Tatiana Ilina (United States), Michael Ruggiero (United States), Jacque Rupp (United States), Jefferson Lankford (United States), Eric Elmore (United States), Pierre Delaunay (France), Alexej Sachov (Ukraine), Terese Conway (United States), Ivan Ferrer (Israel), Jon Wollenhaupt (United States), Ari Jaaksi (Findland) and Stephen Hoffman (United States).
All winners will have their work showcased on All About Photo Winners Gallery, and published in the printed issue of AAP Magazine
All About Photo invites dedicated and passionate photographers from all around the world to share their work in its printed edition. Each issue is central to a specific theme and provides a gallery of inspiring imagery, focusing on each artist with their own experience to share.
God gives and God takes away © Angelika Kollin
Making Plans for l’Aventure or the Backway © Andrea Borgarello
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